Femi Olumofin

PhD Candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Office: DC 3332
Phone: 519-888-4567 x31337

Update: I have graduated!

I am a PhD Candidate in the Cryptography, Security and Privacy Research Group. My supervisor is Ian Goldberg.

Research Interests

I have broad research interest in many areas of computer security and information privacy, including privacy-preserving queries over the Internet, mobile computing and location privacy, cloud computing security and privacy, privacy-preserving online behavioural advertising, and onion routing.

Representative Publications

Ryan Henry, Femi Olumofin, and Ian Goldberg, "Practical PIR for Electronic Commerce", Eighteenth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Chicago, IL, October 2011.

Prateek Mittal, Femi Olumofin, Carmela Troncoso, Nikita Borisov, and Ian Goldberg, "PIR-Tor: Scalable Anonymous Communication Using Private Information Retrieval", Twentieth USENIX Security Symposium, San Francisco, CA, August 2011.

Femi Olumofin, and Ian Goldberg, "Revisiting the Computational Practicality of Private Information Retrieval", Fifteenth International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, Saint Lucia, February 2011.

Femi Olumofin, and Ian Goldberg, "Privacy-preserving Queries over Relational Databases", Tenth Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Berlin, Germany, July 2010.

Femi Olumofin, Piotr K. Tysowski, Ian Goldberg, and Urs Hengartner, "Achieving Efficient Query Privacy for Location Based Services", Tenth Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Berlin, Germany, July 2010.

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I will be graduating by the end of the Spring 2011 term. Previously, I studied Computer Science at the University of Manitoba (M.Sc.), and the University of Benin (B.Sc.). Prior to graduate studies, I spent some years doing software development and consulting. I moved to Waterloo from Winnipeg on August 2008. At the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, my supervisor was Vojislav B. Mišić.