CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Dawn Song on "Oasis: Privacy-preserving Smart Contracts at Scale": Blockchain * Cryptography * Startups

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the talk:

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first cloud computing platform on blockchain. With privacy built-in in every layer of the platform and a new blockchain architecture, Oasis is the first smart contract platform to provide security, privacy, and high scalability. Oasis technology’s unique properties and capabilities enable a broad spectrum of new applications from finance and healthcare to AI and gaming. In this talk, I will describe an overview of the technologies and sample applications.

About the speaker:

Dawn Song is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She is the co-founder of Oasis Labs, a team designing a platform to overcome the performance, security, and privacy limitations that hamper blockchain adoption. Her research interest lies in deep learning and security. She has studied diverse security and privacy issues in computer systems and networks, including areas ranging from software security, networking security, database security, distributed systems security, applied cryptography, 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 George Tallman Ladd Research Award, the Okawa Foundation Research Award, the Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Distinguished Lecture Series Award, the Faculty Research Award from IBM, Google and other major tech companies, and Best Paper Awards from top conferences. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UC Berkeley as a faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2007.

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The CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, unless otherwise noted. Register online by Monday prior for a complimentary lunch inside the auditorium.

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