The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Professor Mirka Miller, Professor Jennifer Seberry, Professor Xun Yi, Associate Professor Leanne Rylands and Professor Dr Josep Domingo-Ferrer have been awarded $435,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for their research project Security and Privacy of Individual Data Used to Extract Public Information.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

The project aims to contribute to the development of techniques to allow the harvesting of useful information without compromising personal privacy. Intelligent analysis of personal data can reveal valuable knowledge about a population but at a risk of invading an individual's privacy. This project aims to provide at least partial solutions to some of the problems associated with the protection of private data. In particular, it plans to work on the problem of security of statistical databases and privacy of streaming data. This would be underpinned by a study of anonymisation and homomorphic encryption. The expected outcomes are new theoretical results, new algorithms and protocols applicable to at least some of the current significant problems in information security.

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