Preserving Privacy Through Encryption in Genomic Computations

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Grand Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Kristin Lauter , Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
This talk will describe new ways to enable computation on genetic data in encrypted form.  New solutions for homomorphic encryption enable systems which can compute on encrypted data without knowing the encryption/decryption key.  Many algorithms in genomic analysis can be described via mathematical functions which are amenable to these types of computations.  We will discuss the current status and potential for this technology.