2013 LTS Lecture Series: "Cryptographic Techniques for Secure Storage Outsourcing" by Elaine Shi

Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:00 PM

LTS Auditorium, Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences, 8080 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740

Elaine Shi
Department of Computer Science, and
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

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.

Elaine Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Maryland, College Park. She obtained her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, and was a research scientist at PARC and UC Berkeley prior to joining Maryland. Dr. Shi's research combines theory and hands-on systems building to design and develop new systems that offer security and/or privacy by design. She has extensive expertise in cloud computing security, network security, Trusted Computing, applied cryptography, as well as privacy. Apart from security and cryptography, Dr. Shi is also interested in data mining. She and her team won the IJCNN Social Network Challenge in 2011.