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Seny Kamara Has Been Chosen As A Boston Global Forum Dukakis Fellow

Boston Global Forum has honored Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) as an emerging thought leader and also given him a shared platform to continue his work on a global level by awarding him a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellowship. Boston Global Forum is an independent organization founded ...

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Seny Kamara's Invited Talk On Encrypted Search At A Recent CCC Workshop Previews His Fall 2016 Teaching

Last month, Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) delivered an invited talk ("Encrypted Search: From Theory to Practice") at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)'s Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs workshop. Held in Washington, DC, the event was a "research visioning" workshop to imagine, discuss ...

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Seny Kamara Shares His Thoughts On Mainstream Email Encryption In Motherboard

Email encryption has been available for more than two decades, but providing the layperson with access to secure email (now much in demand in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations) has proven difficult. How will it work? Despite multiple years of effort from Yahoo, Google, and others, various issues, including public-key authentication and usability ...

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Seny Kamara Comments On A Proposed Signing Key Solution In The Wake Of The Apple/FBI Controversy

Weeks after Apple's refusal to unlock the iPhone of an accused perpetrator of the 2015 San Bernardino massacre, public debate about surveillance, privacy, and encryption continues. As solutions are proposed, faculty members from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have been repeatedly asked for comment. This time, MIT Technology Review has ...

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Seny Kamara Joins Brown CS As Associate Professor

“Some people say privacy is dead,” says Seny Kamara, who joins Brown CS as Associate Professor this summer. “I don’t buy that at all.” The former Microsoft researcher, born in France and raised on three different continents, has long seen academia as his eventual destination. Excited by the people and the values he’s ...