Dr. Yerukhimovich receives NSF grant to study large scale secure computation

May 21, 2020

Dr. Arkady Yerukhimovich has received a four-year National Science Foundation grant for the project “New Approaches for Large Scale Secure Computation.” Secure computation allows parties to perform joint computations on private data without having to trust each other or to disclose their inputs to each other. Current solutions work best for small numbers of parties, but today's large-scale distributed systems such as Tor and blockchain require protocols that support thousands, if not millions, of parties. This project will investigate how to scale secure computation to the scale of today's applications. This is a collaborative project with George Mason University and The United States Naval Academy. The GW portion of the award is $404,534 over four years.