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Marina Blanton

Marina Blanton

Email: mblanton@cse.nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-3637

Office: 326B Cushing Hall


Ph.D., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2007

M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2004

M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, 2002

B.S., Computer Science, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, 1999


Marina Blanton is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2007. Dr. Blanton's research interests are centrally in information security, privacy, and applied cryptography. Recent projects span across areas such as secure computation and outsourcing, integrity of outsourced computation and storage, private biometric and genomic computation, privacy-preserving systems for medical and social networks, authentication, anonymity, and key management. Dr. Blanton has over 50 research publications and has served on many technical program committees including ESORICS'12, ACNS'12, KDD'11, and many others. Her research is supported by NSF, AFOSR, and AFRL.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Information security, privacy, and applied cryptography.


Blanton Receives Test of Time Award

October 12, 2015

Dr. Marina Blanton is to receive the prestigious 2015 ACM CCS Test of Time Award for outstanding contribution of lasting impact to the security field.

Blanton Receives Young Investigator Award

January 17, 2013

Dr. Marina Blanton is to receive the 2013 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for her project, "A Comprehensive Toolset for General-Purpose Private Computing and Outsourcing." The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering and enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators.

Blanton Receives NSF Grant

September 7, 2012

Professor Marina Blanton has received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled "Protecting Privacy of Biometric Data throughout Computation." The award was issued through the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program of the NSF's Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) to Blanton's research group.