Archive for September, 2009

Next Tuesday

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

We’ll meet as normal next Tuesday (Oct 6), even though this is a University reading day. (Consider this a “make-up” meeting for Thursday, Oct 15 when we will not meet.)

Paper for Oct 1 – The New Casper

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The New Casper: Query Processing for Location Services without Compromising Privacy By Mohamed F. Mokbel, Chi-Yin Chow, Walid G. Aref. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases.

Paper for October 8: CCCP – Secure Remote Storage for Computational RFIDs

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

CCCP: Secure Remote Storage for Computational RFIDs By Mastooreh Salajegheh, Shane Clark, Benjamin Ransford, Kevin Fu, and Ari Juels. In Proceedings of USENIX Security 2009.

Project Mini-Proposals: Due Sept 25

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Project mini-proposals are due Friday, 25 September. Your mini-proposal should describe the question you intend to answer, and why it is interesting. Submit your mini-proposal by email to as a PDF or plain text.

In next week’s classes, you will have a chance to form project teams and get feedback from the students on your project ideas. I will be out-of-town all next week, but reachable by email if you have any questions.

Overshadow Response

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Overshadow response slides

Paper for 17 September: Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud: Exploring Information Leakage in Third-Party Compute Clouds by By Thomas Ristenpart, Eran Tromer, Hovav Shacham, and Stefan Savage. In Proceedings of CCS 2009. ACM Press, Nov. 2009. [PDF]