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speech on Protecting Data-in-use
by Admin User - Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 8:38 AM

The speech on "Protecting Data-in-use" will be held on 6/12/2016 at 12pm at mini auditorium.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Wee Keong Ng is Associate Chair (Research) of the School of Computer Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.  His research areas are secure data analytics, secure data storage, data monetization, and data security, and has published more than 200 technical papers in these areas. Dr. Ng has served in program/organizing committees of international conferences. In recent years, he is General Co-chair of the International Conference on Information and Communications Security 2016; Jury Member of the Second Dutch Cyber Security Research Award in March 2016; Senior PC Member of the 20th, 19th, 18th, 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.  Dr. Ng has advised and graduated more than 20 Ph.D. students and 20 Master students.

Talk abstract:

Homomorphic encryption allows one to perform arithmetic and logical operations directly encrypted data, obtaining the same result as the case when the same data computation is performed on the unencrypted form of the data.  With this, one can build more complex computational algorithms, such as data mining algorithms, statistical operations, machine learning algorithms, etc. to operate on a collection of datasets, each individually owned by different parties and to be kept confidential.  In other words, it is possible to perform privacy-preserving data mining, machine learning, statistics, etc.  The speaker will share his experience with using homomorphic encryption to enable various types of data protection scenarios.  That is, what is possible and not possible with homomorphic encryption?