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Seny Kamara is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. From 2008 to 2016, he was a researcher at Microsoft Research (Redmond Lab). He studied computer science at Purdue and then John Hopkins University, earning first a Bachelor of Science, then a Master of Science in Engineering, and then a Doctorate of Philosophy.

His work focuses on designing and analyzing cryptographic algorithms, protocols and systems; often motivated by privacy issues in cloud computing, surveillance and databases. He maintains interests in various aspects of theory and systems, including applied and theoretical cryptography, data structures and algorithms, cloud computing, databases, economics, technology policy and networking. He served as Program (co-)Chair for ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW ’12) and Workshop on Surveillance and Technology (SAT ’15). He has been recognized as a future world leader in encrypted search.