Seny Kamara

Associate Professor, Brown University

email: seny@brown.edu
twitter: @senykam
blog: outsourcedbits.org
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I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. From 2008 to 2016, I was a researcher at Microsoft Research (Redmond Lab).

My research is in applied cryptography and is driven by real-world problems from privacy, security and surveillance. My primary focus is on the design and analysis of encrypted algorithms, which are efficient algorithms that operate on encrypted data. I maintain interests in various aspects of theory and systems, including applied and theoretical cryptography, data structures and algorithms, cloud computing, data management, economics, technology policy and networking.

I direct the Encrypted Systems Lab and am a member of the CAPS group.

Current PhD students:
  • Archita Agarwal
  • Ghous Amjad
  • Marilyn George
  • Sam Zhao (co-advised with Stan Zdonik)
Current postdocs:

Recent Publications (full list)






Program (co-)chair:

  • ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW '12)
  • Workshop on Surveillance and Technology (SAT '15)
Events (co-)organized:

While at MSR, I worked with the following outstanding group of students: