I am a PhD candidate in computer science at the university of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. As a member of Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research lab, I am working under the supervision of Professor Stinson. Currently, the main focus of my research is 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.