Privacy-first Cloud Computing on Blockchain

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm12:30 pm

Dawn Song, Oasis Labs, UC Berkeley


Users are losing control of their data, as data breaches and privacy violations are becoming more and more common. Organizations have not figured out how to protect user privacy while providing services powered by user data. This talk will discuss new work combining secure computing with blockchain technology to provide transparency and privacy assurances to users. We'll describe how the technology could transform many industries by allowing organizations to prove to users that their data is only used in specific privacy-preserving ways, thus removing the need for users to trust an organization that collects their data.

Dawn Song, Oasis Labs, UC Berkeley

Dawn Song is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Her research interest lies in deep learning, security, and blockchain. She has studied diverse security and privacy issues in computer systems and networks, including areas ranging from software security, networking security, distributed systems security, applied cryptography, blockchain and smart contracts, to the intersection of machine learning and security. She is the recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, the Faculty Research Award from IBM, Google and other major tech companies, and Best Paper Awards from top conferences in Computer Security and Deep Learning. She is ranked the most cited scholar in computer security (AMiner Award). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley as a faculty, she was a faculty at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2007. She is also a serial entrepreneur, including Ensighta Security (acquired by FireEye Inc.) and Menlo Security. She is currently the founder and CEO of Oasis Labs, creating privacy-first cloud computing on blockchain.

@conference {226345,
author = {Dawn Song},
title = {Privacy-first Cloud Computing on Blockchain},
year = {2019},
address = {Burlingame, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},