Computer Science Department Colloquium and DIMACS Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet Joint Seminar

Title: Airavat: Security and Privacy for MapReduce

Speaker: Vitaly Shmatikov, University of Texas at Austin

Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 11:00-12:00pm

Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Host: Rebecca Wright, DIMACS Deputy Director


Airavat is a new system for large-scale, distributed computation on sensitive data. Airavat is based on the MapReduce framework and includes a novel integration of mandatory access control and differential privacy. It enables users without security or privacy expertise to carry out data-mining and data-analysis computations on sensitive data, while preventing information leakage beyond the data providers' policies.