Simon Oya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research focuses on designing and evaluating privacy-enhancing technologies with the goal of improving their privacy and utility guarantees, leveraging analysis techniques from statistical signal processing and information theory. His research interests expand over various topics including anonymous communication systems, location privacy, differential privacy, and most recently searchable encryption and machine learning privacy.
Prior to joining UBC, Simon was a postdoctoral fellow at the Cryptography, Security and Privacy (CrySP) group at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He holds a PhD in Information Technologies and Communications from the University of Vigo (Spain).
Privacy-enhancing technologies, computer security, statistics, anonymous communication systems, location privacy, searchable encryption, machine learning privacy
CPEN 442: Introduction to Cybersecurity