Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Nuttapong Attrapadung is a senior research scientist at Research Institute for Secure System (RISEC) of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). His research interests are in the area of cryptography and information security. His specialized themes include public-key cryptography, especially attribute-based encryption and functional encryption. He received his B.S. (first-class honors) in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand in 2001. He received his Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was granted a JSPS post-doctoral fellowship at AIST in 2007. From 2008, he has been a full-time research scientist, also at AIST.