Maury May Be Able to Say, 'You ARE the Father,' Thanks to Smartphone App Developed at UCI
And if Maury Povich does do that, he'll have computer scientists to thank at UC Irvine, where an Android smartphone app has been developed to store a small amount of genomic data to conduct paternity tests and test cryptographic techniques.
"It doesn't do magic," Gene Tsudik, UCI professor of computer science, told eWeek's Brian T. Horowitz. "It just shows that today, it's practical to run privacy-preserving genomic applications [and] operations on modern smartphones--these ubiquitous personal devices."
Tsudik, as part of UCI's Security and Privacy Research Outfit (SPROUT), was assisted by Emiliano De Cristofaro of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center and a UC Irvine doctoral program graduate; UC Irvine Ph.D. candidate Sky Faber; and Paolo Gasti, assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology and a former UC Irvine postdoctoral researcher.
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