Prof. Sushmita Ruj

Title: Cloud meets Blockchain

Abstract:  Individuals and enterprises often outsource data to Cloud. Cloud service providers can be malicious and tamper with the data. They can also I will discuss cryptographic techniques to protecting the security and privacy of cloud data/users using blockchain. I will present many interesting applications of this problem and talk about some of our ongoing efforts.

sushmita-rujBio: Sushmita Ruj is an Assistant Professor at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She received her B.E. degree from Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India and Masters and Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute, India, all in Computer Science. She was a Erasmus Mundus Post Doctoral Fellow at Lund University, Sweden, Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Ottawa, Canada. She was an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Indore. She was a visiting researcher at KDDI R&D Labs, Japan, University of Wollongong, Australia, INRIA, France, Kyushu University, Japan and has been on short visits to many universities around the world.

Her research interests are in applied cryptography, security and network analysis. She is currently working on blockchains, cryptocurrencies, cloud security, security and privacy in IoT, mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, smart grids, social networks and analysis of complex networks, combinatorics and cryptography.  Sushmita has served as Program Co-Chair for many IEEE/ ACM workshops and have served as TPC member of many top tier conferences. She won best paper awards at ISPA 2007 and IEEE PIMRC 2011. She received Samsung GRO award in 2014, NetApp Faculty Fellowship in 2016, Cisco University Research Grant in 2017. Sushmita is a Senior member of ACM and IEEE.

Details can be found on her website http://www.isical.ac.in/~sush/

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