Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw graduated

Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the University of Tromsø on Tuesday, the 10th of January 2017 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The title of his thesis is “Towards Practical Privacy-Preserving Distributed Statistical Computation of Health Data” and the given topic for his trial lecture was “Security and privacy of Bitcoin”.

The following committee has been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense:

  • First external opponent: Professor Alan F. Karr, CODA and Social Statistics Program RTI International, USA.
  • Second external opponent: Professor Vladimir A. Oleshchuk, Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder.
  • Internal opponent: Associate Professor Weihai Yu, Department of Computer Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.
  • Administrator for the assessment committee: Associate Professor Weihai Yu, Department of Computer Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.

Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw carried out his PhD work at the Department of Computer Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. His main supervisor was Professor Johan Gustav Bellika, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research at the University hospital of North Norway. His co-supervisors were Associate Professor Anders Andersen, Department of Computer Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Professor Gunnar Hartvigsen, Department of Computer Science, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Professor Fred Godtliebsen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Gro Berntsen, Chief Researcher, The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and Associate Professor Stein Olav Skrøvseth, Centre Director, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research at the University hospital of North Norway.

Congratulations!

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