March 20, 2013: Seminar - Marina Blanton: "General-Purpose Secure Computation and Outsourcing"

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General-Purpose Secure Computation and Outsourcing

Marina Blanton
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
11:00 a.m., 1000 SEO Building

The desire to compute on sensitive data without revealing it has led to several decades of research in the area of secure multi-party computation. Today, cloud computing serves as a major motivation for the development of secure data processing techniques suitable for use in outsourced environments for computing with private or sensitive data. Despite much attention, most of the available techniques focus on a rather narrow domain of integer arithmetic. In this talk, we describe our work on other types of computation and algorithms suitable for secure computation and outsourcing with the goal of enabling secure and efficient distributed implementation of a general-purpose program.

Brief Bio:
Marina Blanton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Ph.D. in CS from Purdue University in 2007, MS in CS from Purdue University in 2004, and MS in EECS from Ohio University in 2002. Dr. Blanton's research interests lie in information security, privacy, and applied cryptography, with over 50 research publications in that field. Her research is supported by NSF, AFOSR, and AFRL.

Host: Chris Kanich

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