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Abhishek Jain – Computing on Private Data

Abhishek Jain

Date: March 3, 2014

Time: 11-12am
Place: ITEB 336

Computing on Private Data


Today, end users generate large volumes of private data, some of which may be stored on the cloud in an encrypted form. The need to perform computation on this data to extract meaningful information has become ubiquitous.

The following fundamental questions arise in this setting: Can the cloud compute on the encrypted data of multiple users without knowing their secret keys? What functions can be computed in this manner? What if the users are mutually distrustful?

My research provides the first positive resolution of these questions. In this talk I will describe these new results and my other interests.


Abhishek Jain is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Departments at MIT and BU. He works with Shafi Goldwasser and Ran Canetti. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA and his primary research interests are in Cryptography, Security & Privacy.