Public Tech Talk: “What is an EUTxO blockchain?”

Abstract: The UTxO (unspent transaction output) model is the underlying data structure of Bitcoin, which has since been extended to the Extended UTxO model. It exists in code, but what does it mean?  I will give a novel mathematical model based on some strikingly simple type equations which — for me at least — make it […]

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2019: Year in review

2019 marked another eventful year for Galois, publishing 15 papers, sharing 26 talks, and announcing several large project awards. It seems cliche, but it’s true: our partners and collaborators play a central role in all of our work. We’re very grateful to be part of such a great community. Below, we highlight some of the […]

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2018: Year in Review

2018 was a year of growth and impact at Galois. We furthered our work from cryptography to software and hardware assurance through both our R&D efforts and our spin-out companies. Our team grew significantly, and like most everyone in this industry, we continue to hire. We’ve been fortunate to work with many great partners and […]

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Galois: 2017 Highlights

2017 brought continued growth in concern about the trustworthiness of computing systems. The breadth of our work at Galois has grown correspondingly. We opened a third office in Dayton, Ohio, grew past 70 employees, and continue to actively hire. We are grateful to our partners and clients that have helped us successfully develop the projects […]

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Rust: from POPL to practice

Abstract: In 2015, a language based fundamentally on substructural typing–Rust–hit its 1.0 release, and less than a year later it has been put into production use in a number of tech companies, including some household names. The language has started a trend, with several other mainstream languages, including C++ and Swift, in the early stages […]

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Galois: 2016 highlights

2016 saw a remarkable increase in the awareness and impact of our work in provably secure software and high assurance critical systems. As the year comes to a close, we want to pause and reflect on the intellectual contributions that Galwegians have made as result of that work. Overview This year we partnered with Amazon […]

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Tech Talk: E3DB – Tozny’s End-to-End Encrypted Database

abstract: Project E3DB is a tool for programmers who want to build an end-to-end encrypted database with sharing into their projects. We are providing a command-line client for you to play with and a Java SDK to prototype with. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be getting feedback from you, adding features, and making it […]

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Tech talk: Verified Secure Computing using Trusted Hardware

abstract: Security-critical applications constantly face threats from exploits in lower computing layers such as the OS and Hypervisor, or even attacks from malicious administrators. To protect sensitive data from such privileged adversaries, there is increasing development of secure hardware primitives, such as Intel SGX. Intel SGX instructions enable user mode applications to package trusted code […]

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Tech talk: Internet of Things: From Small- to Large-Scale Orchestration

abstract: The domain of Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding beyond research and becoming a major industrial market with such stakeholders as major manufacturers of chips and connected objects, and fast-growing operators of low-power wide-area networks. Importantly, this emerging domain is driven by applications that leverage the infrastructure to provide users with innovative, high-value […]

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