Graduation 2017
Prof Owen Astrachan
Prof Susan  Rodger
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Graduation 2017
Prof Susan Rodger in Classroom
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Upcoming Events

From Obliviousness to Privacy-Preserving Computation

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Kartik Nayak
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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Protecting sensitive user data and proprietary programs are fundamental and important challenges. For instance, when users outsource their private data to the cloud, they risk leakage of the data in the event of a data breach; encrypting their data is not a workable solution since it impedes the cloud provider’s ability to offer user-specific services. When companies execute proprietary programs on third-party cloud providers, they similarly face the risk of leaking trade secrets.

Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Joy Arulraj
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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We are at an exciting point in the evolution of memory technology. Device manufacturers have created a new non-volatile memory (NVM) technology that can serve as both system memory and storage. NVM supports fast reads and writes similar to volatile memory, but all writes to it are persistent like a solid-state disk. The advent of NVM invalidates decades of design decisions that are deeply embedded in today's database management systems (DBMSs).

Efficient Recording and Analysis of Software Systems

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
David Devecsery
Location
LSRC D106
Date and Time
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Failures in medical devices, banking software, and transportation systems have led to both significant fiscal costs and even loss of life.  Researchers have developed sophisticated methods to monitor and understand many of the complex system misbehaviors behind these bugs, but their computational costs (often an order of magnitude or more) prohibit their use in production, leading to an ecosystem of critical software with little guaranteed protection, and no method of reconciling misbehaviors.