I have recently completed my PhD in computer science with the Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research lab at the university of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. My resaerch under the supervision of Professor Stinson was focused on the applications of particular combinatorial and algebraic structures, i.e., All-or-Nothing Transforms (AONTs), in designing information-theoretically secure schemes for efficient and secure file dispersal on distributed storage systems.