Victor Kofia will be presenting "Manual for Using Homomorphic Encryption for Bioinformatics" by Nathan Dowlin et al. Homomorphic encryption schemes make it possible to do computations on encrypted data without having to decrypt it first. This paper examines the challenges of using homomorphic encryption schemes on large, highly sensitive biological datasets. It also provides a blueprint on how to get started manipulating biological data with SEAL (Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library).
Paper link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ManualHE-3.pdf
Victor Kofia is a software developer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory. In his free time he likes to contribute to open-source and solve fun programming puzzles. Sadly he can't do either right now because he is nursing an emacs induced repetitive strain injury. To learn more, check him out at https://kofiav.com.