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  • Feb
    21

    CS Colloquium - Aastha Mehta - "Policy Compliance in Online Services"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Title: Policy Compliance in Online Services

    Abstract

    In response to incidents of unintended disclosure and misuse of user data by online services, modern data protection regulations require service providers to restrict their collection, processing, sharing and storage of sensitive user data. However, ensuring compliance with such regulation in today's complex and rapidly evolving systems is technically challenging. In my research, I have developed practical systems to prevent unintended disclosures and misuse of data in the face of two broad classes of threats: software bugs and misconfiguration, and side channels.In this talk, I will describe Pacer, a compliance system designed to prevent indirect inference of sensitive data via side channels in shared network links in the Cloud. Pacer shapes the outbound traffic of a Cloud tenant to make it independent of the tenant's secrets. At the same time, Pacer does allow variations in the traffic shape based only on public (non-secret) aspects of the tenants' workloads, thus enabling efficient sharing of network resources and incurring moderate overhead. Implementing Pacer requires modest changes to the Cloud hypervisor and the guest OS, and minimal changes to the guest application.

    Biography

    Aastha Mehta is a Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany. She is expecting to graduate by mid 2020. Prior to joining MPI-SWS, she worked at NetApp. She received her Bachelors degree from BITS Pilani in India. She is interested in building practical systems that solve security problems. Most recently, she has been focusing on systems for mitigating side channels in Cloud environments. She was invited to attend the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in 2015 and the Rising Stars in EECS Workshop in 2018.

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    TIME Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    19

    CS Colloquium - Alberto Dainotti - "We're Stuck With the Internet — We'd Better Quickly Figure Out How It Fails"

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    TIME Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    24

    CS Colloquium - Zechao Shang - "Thrifty Data Management"

    Department of Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Feb
    28

    CS Colloquium - Jonathan Balkind - "Fixing Serverless Computing in the Post-Moore Era With Open-Source Hardware"

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    12:00 PM Room 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    2

    CS Colloquium - Hoda Hedari - "Distributive Justice for Machine Learning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Algorithmic Unfairness"

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    TIME Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Mar
    6

    Computer Science PhD Recruitment Weekend

    Department of Computer Science

    8:00 AM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Mar
    14

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 14, 2020

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  • Mar
    21

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 21, 2020

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  • Mar
    30

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 30, 2020

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  • Mar
    31

    Spring Classes Begin 8 a.m. - Note: Northwestern Monday - Monday classes

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    TIME Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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