Date: 2015/9/9

      Place: Collaboration Room #6 10:00 - 12:00

      Name: Dr. Alex Kaitai Liang
          School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, Finland

      Title: Privacy-preserving genomic relatedness test: a new cryptographic solution

      Recent DNA sequencing technologies allow us to obtain large-scale genomic data efficiently. Especially, personal genome analysis is gathering a lot of attention due to its great potential benefit in the development of biology and medical science. Despite the high expectations, it is an emerging problem to develop efficient secure methods to handle personal genome data without compromising privacy. In this talk, we introduce a new cryptographic solution to protect personal genomic privacy while the genomic data is taken into relatedness test. Being different from traditional two/multi-party computation and fully homomorphic approaches, our solution is explored into another efficient way to guarantee personal privacy.