ABOUT ME

I’m a researcher and software engineer interested in applied cryptography and broadly speaking, problems where technology intersects with social justice. I currently work at the Software & Application Innovation Lab on implementing cryptographic capabilities (such as secure multi-party computation) to support public initiatives. I previously worked on tools to aid disaster response at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, after graduating from Tufts University where I studied computer science and development economics. This fall, I'll be starting my PhD and can be found at Brown University in the Encrypted Systems Lab.

PUBLICATIONS

From Usability to Secure Computing and Back Again.
Lucy Qin, Andrei Lapets, Frederick Jansen, Peter Flockhart, Kinan Dak AlBab, Ira Globus-Harris, Shannon Roberts, Mayank Varia,.
Accepted to Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy 2019. Santa Clara, USA. August 2019


Role-Based Ecosystem for the Design, Development, and Deployment of Secure Multi-Party Data Analytics Applications.
Andrei Lapets, Kinan Dak Albab, Rawane Issa, Lucy Qin, Mayank Varia, Azer Bestavros, Frederick Jansen
Accepted to IEEE Secure Development 2019. McLean, VA, USA. September 2019.


Standardizing Automated DNA Assembly: Best Practices, Metrics, and Protocols Using Robots
David I. Walsh, III, Marilene Pavan, Luis Ortiz, Scott Wick, Johanna Bobrow, Nicholas J. Guido, Sarah Leinicke, Dany Fu, Shreya Pandit, Lucy Qin, Peter A. Carr., Douglas Densmore
SLAS Technology: Translating Life Sciences Innovation. February 2019.


Callisto: A Cryptographic Approach to Detecting Serial Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct.
Anjana Rajan, Lucy Qin, David W. Archer, Dan Boneh, Tancrède Lepoint, Mayank Varia.
Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies. Menlo Park and San Jose, CA, USA. June 2018.


Accessible Privacy-Preserving Web-Based Data Analysis for Assessing and Addressing Economic Inequalities.
Andrei Lapets, Frederick Jansen, Kinan Dak Albab, Rawane Issa, Lucy Qin, Mayank Varia, and Azer Bestavros.
Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies. Menlo Park and San Jose, CA, USA. June 2018.

TALKS

Deploying MPC for Social Good.
Real World Crypto. San Jose, CA. January 2019.

Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis for Social Impact.
Grace Hopper Celebration. Houston, TX. September 2018.

Software Tools for Next-Gen Genetic Design.
MIT-Broad Foundry. Cambridge, MA. August 2018.

Callisto: A Cryptographic Approach to Detecting Serial Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct.
ACM Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies. Menlo Park, CA. July 2018.

OPEN-SOURCE LIBRARIES

Constellation
JavaScript library for combinatorially specifying, constraining, and exploring genetic design spaces.

OPRF
Implementation of an oblivious pseudorandom function over an elliptic curve.

Umbral
Encryption and decryption functions supporting Callisto's cryptographic design.

OTHER

Publicity Chair
IEEE Secure Development Conference. 2018 & 2019.

Review Committee, Security & Privacy Track
Grace Hopper Celebration. 2019.