I am Senior Research Scientist at Verisign, Inc. I have been working in the computer technology industry for 20 years. I have broad experience in building and maintaining network systems. I have an MLS from University of Maryland and have completed all but the dissertation toward a PhD in Information Science, also at the University of Maryland. My research background is in information retrieval and data management. More recently, I have been involved in research and development in the naming of content and managing access to data assets.
I am interested in two aspects of NDN. First, I am very interested in how name spaces will evolve. In particular, I am interested in how creation, deletion and access revocation can best be managed. Second, I am interested in exploring mechanisms to protect privacy. I hope to explore ways to ensure levels of privacy and the implications of different privacy mechanisms for the distribution of content.
Initially we plan to study the problem of access control. We intend to build a prototype system for digital rights management as a means to explore issues of granting and revoking access to content. We envision a system that will leverage the caching advantages of NDN while simultaneously controlling access to protected content via a one-time-use mechanism. We believe we can develop a system that will outperform simple encryption-based approaches in a number of ways.