KRATE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with encryption and applied mathematics post-doctoral researcher Dr. Nathaniel Osgood, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Osgood specializes in “Combining Data Science, Systems Science, Computational Science and Applied Math to improve decision making in health and healthcare”, a necessary nexus in the development of the KRATE Health platform.
Specifically he will focus on the implementation of zero-knowledge proofs, homomorphic encryption and additional components required for the secure storage and management of data stored in the public domain.
Dr. Osgood has also confirmed his intent to work as part of a larger coalition of Departments of Computer Science across Saskatchewan, of which Saskatchewan Polytechnic is also a member, when the research project grows in scope.
A well published post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Osgood earned his PhD in Computer Science from MIT where he was also a Senior Lecturer. In addition to his professorship at the University of Saskatchewan, he is an Associate Faculty at the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology as well as Bioengineering Division.
Dr. Osgood’s professional website can be found at https://www.cs.usask.ca/~osgood/