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Dachman-Soled Wins 2016-17 Graduate School Research and Scholarship Summer Award

Dana Dachman-Soled, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering with appointments in UMIACS and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2), was recently selected to receive a UMD Graduate School Faculty Support Award.

She will receive a Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) for the summer of the 2016-2017 academic year to support her project, “Data Integrity for Dynamic Memory via Locally Decodable and Updatable Non-Malleable Codes.”

The goal of the project is to take locally decodable and updatable non-malleable codes—a new notion originally developed by Dachman-Soled and student researchers for the purpose of achieving security for dynamic memory in the hardware tampering setting—and to apply them to a server-client setting.

The project will focus on settings where databases are stored across two or more servers and are continually accessed by a large number of authorized users, e.g. a database storing medical records in a large hospital. If the servers are hacked, the new methodology should prevent the attacker from downloading meaningful data, or worse, modifying data stored in the database.

Read more here.

December 15, 2015


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