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How to Securely Store Data and Compute in the Cloud
Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:00-3:30 pm Calendar
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Cloud computing allows users to outsource their data to third-party providers, while offering numerous benefits such as economies of scale, easy scaling, and availability anywhere, anytime. An important challenge is how to secure one's data when the cloud provider is untrusted.

In this talk, I will cover cryptographic techniques that enable secure storage outsourcing. In particular, I will talk about

1) how to ensure the integrity of outsourced data

2) how to obtain guarantees that no data loss has occurred

3) how to ensure the privacy of outsourced data

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Maryland, College Park.

    My research combines systems and theory to design new computing systems that are secure and privacy-preserving. In particular, I am interested in privacy, applied cryptography, system security, language-based security, Trusted Computing, as well as security and privacy technologies for cloud computing and ubiquitous computing.

    I obtained my Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. My advisor was Adrian Perrig. I was a Member of Research Staff at PARC from 2008 to 2011. Between 2010 and 2012, I was a research scientist at UC Berkeley working with Dawn Song and the AMPLab.

    I am looking for motivated students to work with me on the exciting area of computer security, privacy, and cryptography. Please contact me at elaine at cs dot umd dot edu if you are interested.

This talk is organized by Savannah Renehan