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Query and Data Security for the Database-as-a-Service Model

Title: Query and Data Security for the Database-as-a-Service Model

Speaker: Feifei Li, Assistant Professor, Florida State University

 Time: July 23, 2010 10:00AM

 Place: East Main Building 10-101


 In outsourced database (ODB) systems the database owner publishes its data through a number of remote servers, with the goal of enabling clients at the edge of the network to access and query the data more e ciently. As servers might be untrusted or can be compromised, query authentication becomes an essential component of ODB systems. In this talk, first we define a variety of essential and practical cost metrics associated with ODB systems. Then, we analytically evaluate a number of different approaches, in search for a solution that best leverages all metrics. To this end, we present the dynamic authenticated index structures. We also extend our study to the streaming setting and present a suite of solutions for sliding window queries on data streams.


 Feifei Li received his Ph.D. in computer science from Boston University in 2007, and B.S. from NTU, Singapore in 2002. He was an undergraduate student in Tsinghua University prior to being transferred to NTU. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University as an Assistant Professor in August, 2007. His primary research field is database and data management in genera. He was a co-author of the best paper award in IEEE ICDE 2004.