Noah Johnson, Oasis Labs
Data analytics and machine learning can provide enormous societal value and foster advancements in many industries. However, most of the valuable data needed to power these innovations remains restricted and siloed due to privacy concerns. This talk will discuss how blockchain technology, combined with privacy-preserving techniques, can enable a secure data market allowing users to share their data for analytics and machine learning while maintaining privacy, transparency, and control—without relying on trust of any central organization.
Noah Johnson is co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Oasis Labs with expertise in program analysis, security policy enforcement, and privacy-preserving techniques. Noah obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where he was advised by Professor Dawn Song. Previously Noah co-led a team of students in the development of DroidBlaze, a platform for automated security analysis and policy enforcement for mobile applications. Noah and Professor Song commercialized the DroidBlaze platform by founding Ensighta Security, which was acquired by FireEye in 2012.