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Brown CS Faculty And Alums Win Facebook Privacy Research Awards

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Facebook recently announced the recipients of their research awards on privacy-preserving technologies and the role of applied cryptography in a privacy-focused advertising ecosystem. Out of 164 ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Helps Preserve Privacy During Contact Tracing

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

One of the keys to safely ending COVID-19 lockdowns across the country is contact tracing — identifying people who have been exposed to the virus to prevent them from spreading it. A Brown University computer scientist is part of an international research team trying to enable contact tracking ...

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Brown CS Alum Feng-Hao Liu Wins An NSF CAREER Award

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Brown CS alum Feng-Hao Liu, now assistant professor at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, has just received an NSF CAREER Award, titled “CAREER: Towards Efficient Cryptography for Next ...

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Colleagues Salute John Savage As He Reviews The

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On the afternoon of December 13, 2018, friends and colleagues gathered in the CIT to honor Professor John Savage, one of the co-founders of Brown CS, as he gave a lecture ("Cyber Security: A Societal Grand Challenge") that drew from a career of more ...

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Brown CS Welcomes A Record Number Of Undergraduate Summer Researchers

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For decades, we've heard from our undergrads that the chance to perform cutting-edge research is one of the primary reasons why they chose Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). Far from the clerical duties or errand-running that some ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Praises Apple's Recent Privacy Stance In CSM's Passcode

As a thought leader in the areas of cryptography, privacy, and accountability, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is often asked to comment on areas ranging from data privacy to White House security policy to the FBI's case against Apple. Frankly skeptical at recent efforts by Apple ...

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Encryption Can't Make 2+2=5, Says Anna Lysyanskaya In Le Nouvel Observateur

"Stunned silence" is how Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) describes the reaction to a recent speech by President Barack Obama at the South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals (SXSW). In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur, she comments on the consensus among cryptologists that secure encryption accessible ...

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In her latest commentary on Apple's recent struggles with the FBI, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) takes an unusual position: iPhone security is flawed, and the legal battle could have been avoided. 

"In order to call a product or consumer device secure, even its maker shouldn't ...

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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 ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Comments On The Apple/FBI Controversy In The San Francisco Chronicle And Yahoo News

"Apple is saying: ‘We could break into our system, but doing so is wrong because that would create a backdoor.’ But that’s a completely different type of issue," says Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science. "Apple already has a backdoor."

Interviewed by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo ...