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Blanton Receives NSF Grant

Cheryl Kelly • DATE: September 7, 2012

Professor Marina Blanton has received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled "Protecting Privacy of Biometric Data throughout Computation." The award was issued through the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program of the NSF's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) to Blanton's research group.The project focuses on privacy-preserving mechanisms for computing with sensitive biometric data as such data is being processed in a variety of applications.

The project will develop new techniques for securely outsourcing processing of sensitive biometric data to cloud providers and other third parties, as well as securely performing computation over biometric data owned by multiple entities who must protect privacy of their respective data sets.