Kazue Sako received her BS and Ph.D degrees from Kyoto University. Her research interest is in cryptographic protocols that enhance privacy and fairness (e.g. electronic voting protocols, group signature schemes, digital lottery systems and blockchain applications). In order to promote the use of anonymous authentication, she edited ISO/IEC 29191 and ISO/IEC 20008-2 in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27 (Information Security Techniques). She serves as an Expert in ISO TC 307 (Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology). She served as Program co-Chair/ Chair for ASIACRYPT 2012, 2013, RSA conference 2016, Cryptographer's Track, Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2018, Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography 2019, and European Symposium on Research In Computer Security 2019. She was the 26th president of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), and a vice-president of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) in 2017-2018. She is a member of the Science Council of Japan.