[Busec] FW: CS Colloquium today April 7 - Roxana Geambasu

Bestavros, Azer best at bu.edu
Thu Apr 7 09:30:22 EDT 2011

If anybody will attend this, I would be interested to hear your thoughts (I am teaching). 


From: colloquium-bounces at seas.harvard.edu [mailto:colloquium-bounces at seas.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ann Marie King
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:20 AM
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Subject: [Colloquium] CS Colloquium today April 7 - Roxana Geambasu

Roxana Geambasu from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington will give a talk entitled "Regaining Control Over Mobile and Cloud Data"

Today, Thursday, April 7, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Maxwell Dworkin G-125

Ice cream at 3:30 p.m., Maxwell Dworkin 2nd floor lounge

"Regaining Control Over Mobile and Cloud Data"

Emerging technologies, such as cloud and mobile computing, offer previously unimaginable global access to data; however, they also threaten our ability to control the use of our data, its lifetime, accessibility, privacy, management properties, etc.  My research focuses on restoring to users control they've ceded to the cloud and mobile devices.  In this talk I will describe two examples of this work.  First, I'll present Keypad, an auditing file system for theft- and loss-prone mobile devices that permits users to track and control accesses on their mobile data, even after a device has been stolen.
Second, I'll describe Vanish, a global-scale distributed-trust system that allows users to cause all copies of desired Web data objects, online or offline, to simultaneously self destruct at a specified time.  A common thread of these efforts is the integration of systems and crypto techniques to solve new problems in data management brought on by technological change.

Host:  David Parkes

Bio:  Roxana Geambasu is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.  Her interests span broad areas of systems research, including cloud and mobile computing, operating systems, file systems, and databases, with a focus on security and privacy. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 2005 and was the recipient of the first Google Fellowship in Cloud Computing in 2009.

Best Regards,

Ann Marie King
Assistant to Professors David Parkes, Yiling Chen & Bill Bossert 
Harvard University S.E.A.S.
Maxwell Dworkin Labs, Room 133
33 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA  02138-2901
Tel: 617-496-1447
Fax: 617-495-8612
aking at seas.harvard.edu

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