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Mar 2019 → Mar 2020 Project

MedCo: Collective Protection of Medical Data

Partner: CHUV
Partner contact: Nicolas Rosat, Jean-Louis Raisaro
EPFL laboratory: Laboratory for Data Security (LDS)
EPFL contact: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

MedCo, developed in the LDS lab of professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux in collaboration with professor Bryan Ford’s DEDIS lab and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), is the first operational system that makes sensitive medical-data available for research in a simple, privacy-conscious and secure way. It enables hundreds of clinical sites to collectively protect their data and to securely share them with investigators, without single points of failure. MedCo applies advanced privacy-enhancing techniques, such as: Multi-party homomorphic encryption, Secure distributed protocols and Differential privacy.

TopicsPrivacy Protection & CryptographyHealth

Nov 2018 → Oct 2019 Project

Production-Readiness Timeline for Skipchains with onChain secrets

Partner: ByzGen
Partner contact: Marcus Ralphs
EPFL laboratory: Decentralized Distributed Systems Laboratory (DEDIS)
EPFL contact: Prof. Bryan Ford

The DEDIS team created a first version of the onChain secrets implementation using its skipchain blockchain. This implementation allows a client to store encrypted documents on a public but permissioned blockchain and to change the access rights to those documents after they have been written to the blockchain. The first implementation has been extensively tested by ByzGen and is ready to be used in a PoC demo. This project aims at increasing its performance and stability, and make it production-ready. Further, it will add a more realistic testing platform that will allow to check the validity of new functionality in a real-world setting and find regressions before they are pushed to the stable repository.

TopicsPrivacy Protection & CryptographyBlockchains & Smart ContractsSoftware Verification

Apr 2018 → Dec 2021 Project

Data Protection in Personalized Health

Partner: CHUV, ETH
Partner contact: Prof. Jacques Fellay (EPFL/CHUV), Prof. Effy Vayena (ETH)
EPFL laboratory: Laboratory for Data Security (LDS)
EPFL contact: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

P4 (Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory) medicine is called to revolutionize healthcare by providing better diagnoses and targeted preventive and therapeutic measures. In order to enable effective P4 medicine, DPPH defines an optimal balance between usability, scalability and data protection, and develops required computing tools. The target result of the project will be a platform composed of software packages that seamlessly enable clinical and genomic data sharing and exploitation across a federation of medical institutions across Switzerland. The platform is scalable, secure, responsible and privacy-conscious. It can seamlessly integrate widespread cohort exploration tools (e.g., i2b2 and TranSMART).

TopicsPrivacy Protection & CryptographyMachine LearningHealth