Rafael Dowsley

E-mail: rafael (dot) dowsley (at) monash (dot) edu

About me

I am a Lecturer (Australian equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America) in the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. My research focuses on cryptography and its abundant intersections with fields such as machine learning, security, privacy and information theory. I have a keen interest on the design of cryptographic protocols to enhance privacy and some of my current investigations are into privacy-preserving machine learning, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security at Bar-Ilan University and in the Cryptography and Security Research Group at Aarhus University. I got my doctoral degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where I worked in the Cryptography and Security Group. My thesis is available here.

News: Our solution was the winner of the IDASH Secure Genome Analysis Competition 2019 in Track IV: Secure Collaborative Training of Machine Learning Model (joint work with Martine De Cock, Anderson C. A. Nascimento, Davis Railsback, Jianwei Shen, Ariel Todoki)

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