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IBM is the world’s largest IT research organisation, with more than 3,000 scientists and engineers working at 12 labs in 10 countries. IBM invests more than $5 billion a year in R&D and is the world’s leader in patent filings. In aggregate, the company currently holds more than 37,000 patents worldwide. IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM participates in and contributes heavily to the work of standards consortia, alliances, and formal national and international standards organisations. Where appropriate, IBM adopts consensus technologies in order to maintain openness, interoperability, and application portability.

Role in the project

IBM’s main role in the project is to work on adapting advanced encryption schemes for mathematically guaranteed privacy of the security and analysis processes in EPES (Electrical Power and Energy System) settings. Specifically, IBM will work on privacy preserving analytics over EPES data by adapting and advancing Homomorphic Encryption schemes.