February 2023

We have two papers on our NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) grant on secure distributed protocols for autonomous drones, one in Financial Cryptography (FC) and the other in Middleware. Chance to go to Bol, Croatia in May (FC) and Bologna, Italy in December. Kudos to Akhil!

On our Army Research Lab A2I2 Institute, we have a project on decentralized learning security. We got a paper accepted in CVPR on a privacy attack in federated learning. Kudos to Josh for leading the charge and Atul for ably supporting!

Adithya Bhat, Akhil Bandarupalli, Saurabh Bagchi, Aniket Kate; Michael K. Reiter (Duke University), “The Unique Chain Rule and its Applications,” Accepted to appear at the 27th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), pp. 1-27, May 2023. (Acceptance rate: 41/182 = 22.5%)


Adithya Bhat, Akhil Bandarupalli, Manish Nagaraj, Saurabh Bagchi, Aniket Kate; Michael K. Reiter (Duke University), “BFTEE: Energy Efficient BFT—SMR for the masses,” Accepted to appear at the 24th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference (Middleware), pp. 1-15, December 2023. (Acceptance rate: Will be known after both rounds of the submission cycle)


Joshua Christian Zhao; Ahmed Roushdy Elkordy (University of Southern California); Atul Sharma; Yahya H. Ezzeldin, Salman Avestimehr (University of Southern California); Saurabh Bagchi, “The Resource Problem of Using Linear Layer Leakage Attack in Federated Learning,” Accepted to appear at the IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), pp. 1-10, June 2023. (Acceptance rate: 2360/9155 = 25.8%)

Food, good cheer, and relaxed chatting, on Fri Feb 24, 2023