Research Idea Ring Talk (Online Via Zoom)
1st Half Hour: Authenticated and Fault-Tolerant Ciphertexts
Speaker: Adam Caulfield, CS@RIT PhD Student
In this talk, we present our design for a framework in which ciphertexts can be simultaneously authenticated and fault-tolerant due to homomorphic encryption and a specific MAC generation.
Adam Caulfield is a first-year PhD student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences studying with Dr. Peizhao Hu on a range of topics in cryptography and cybersecurity
Dr. Peizhao Hu
2nd Half Hour: Biological Applications of Abstract Boolean Networks
Speaker: Angelina Brilliantova, CS@RIT PhD Student
Recent advances in DNA/RNA sequencing technologies gave an exponential growth in biomolecular data and made them ubiquitous. However, powerful data-driven models are just emerging in the systems biology field, where new knowledge is still generated largely by a trial-and-error approach. The main challenges for such models include the dynamic nature of biological systems and inherently complex non-linear interactions between their components. In this talk, we will discuss the concepts of a Boolean Network (BN) and Abstract Boolean Network (ABN) – frameworks for modeling dynamic networks such as gene regulatory networks. In BN the components of the network take binary values as states, and their interactions take the form of logic update functions (Kauffman, 1969). We will discuss how the generalization of BN – an Abstract Boolean Network (ABN) – enables the identification of biological mechanisms that are consistent with experimental data through automated formal reasoning (Yordanov et al., 2016). We will conclude with open research directions.
Lina Brilliantova is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of Dr. Ivona Bezáková. Lina received her master’s degree in quantitative Biology from Moscow State University. Her current research is in network science, matching theory, and the applications of computer science to molecular biology.
Dr. Ivona Bezakova
When and Where
Open to the Public