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Brett Hemenway Falk


Brett Hemenway Falk

Brett Hemenway Falk is research assistant professor in the Computer and Information Science at Penn. Dr Falk's use tools from mathematics and computer science to address large-scale societal goals in the areas of: 1) privacy and security in digital environments, 2) facilitating transparency and trust. Dr Falk's work focuses on translating mathematically sound, rigorous algorithmic developments into practical tools for solving real-world problems. Dr Falk has worked extensively designing and implementing protocols for secure computation, that effectively allow a collection of stakeholders to collaborate securely, without sharing sensitive data, and without the need for a centralized trusted authority. Blockchain technology represents another approach for using cryptography to allow mutually distrustful entities to interact without the need for a centralized, trusted authority, and Dr Falk's research group has several projects in this space, analyzing the technical underpinnings of existing systems, and developing new solutions built on rigorous, mathematical design principles. Dr Falk's research has been funded by the NSF, DARPA, IARPA, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Lab, the National Institute of Health, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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AffiliationUniversity of Pennsylvania