SCRiPTS specialises in privacy-preserving technologies (PP-Tech) that are computing techniques used to preserve individual’s privacy while allowing maximum value and insight to be extracted from available data. These technologies enable organisations to carry out data mining, analysis and sharing in compliance with data protection regulation enacted in various jurisdictions. PP-Tech will provide solutions and knowledge on how to best utilise data collected to benefit Singapore’s advancement towards a Smart Nation without compromising privacy.
The Centre focuses on the research, development and application of customised privacy-preserving technologies aligned with the national priorities of Singapore in the Services and Digital Economy of RIE2020. Our work is funded by a $15.3 million grant from IMDA and NRF.
We explore the following PP-Tech with the aim of providing solutions to government and industry, adding value to the digital economy, and promoting social adoption.
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat visited SCRIPTS
On 10 November 2022, DPM Heng Swee Keat visited SCRIPTS and was received by NTU management, SCRIPTS Steering Committee members and Industry Partners for a tour of the Centre's technology innovations. The visit aims to provide DPM Heng with an update on NTU-SCRIPTS’s research and outreach activities in Privacy Preserving Technologies and Systems. Two demonstrations – Privacy Preserving AI and Privacy Enhanced Digital Infrastructure were shown to DPM Heng.
Picture from left to right: Prof Lam Kwok Yan, Mr Beh Kian Teik, DPM Heng Swee Keat, Prof Lam Khin Yong, Prof Luke Ong and Prof Wang Huaxiong
OCBC Bank and NTU Singapore signed MRCA for a $5m Research
On 10 November 2022, NTU Singapore and OCBC Bank have embarked on a S$5 million research collaboration over the next five years, to develop innovative technological solutions in three key areas – sustainability, data privacy and cyber security. Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Mr Heng Swee Keat, witnessed the signing of the research collaboration agreement at NTU’s Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS).
SCRIPTS Holds Inaugural PhD WorkshopOn 23 September 2022, NTU SCRIPTS organized the first PhD Student Workshop which provided excellent opportunities to foster learning and networking among PhD students as well as PI and Co-PIs of SCRIPTS. This workshop featured a series of talks presented by our PI, Co-PIs and Year 4 PhD students sharing their research work, personal experiences and valuable recommendations to inspire future research.
Joint Workshop on PP-Tech with ISACA/IAPP/PDPC
On 25 August 2022, NTU SCRIPTS hosted a workshop on Privacy-Preserving Technologies (PP-Tech) with ISACA Singapore Data Privacy SIG, IAPP Singapore KnowledgeNet Chapter and Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore. The workshop, delivered in hybrid mode, aimed to enhance the participants with knowledge in the areas of PP-Tech, Multi-Party Computation, Blockchain and Private Set Intersection.
OCBC-NTU Joint Workshop
On 19 April 2022, a workshop relating to research innovations from NTU in the areas of Digital Infrastructure, Data Privacy, Cyber Security and Fraud as well as Sustainability was conducted with OCBC.
ByteDance visited SCRIPTS
SCRIPTS recently welcomed ByteDance, on 18 April 2022, for a hybrid meeting session with their teams from Singapore, APAC and US, exploring possible collaboration in Privacy-preserving Technologies, as well as a tour of NTU SCRIPTS Centre.
IEEE 5th Wireless-Sec 2021: Best Paper Award
The paper "3D Beamforming Based on Deep Learning for Secure Communication in 5G and Beyond Wireless Networks" by Helin Yang and Kwok-Yan Lam (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Jiangtian Nie (Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore); Jun Zhao (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Sahil Garg (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada); Liang Xiao (Xiamen University, China); Zehui Xiong (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore); Mohsen Guizani (Qatar University, Qatar) has been selected as a Best Paper Award (BPA) winner of IEEE Wireless-Sec 2021. Congratulations!
OCBC Bank Head of Group Operations and Technology, Mr Lim Khiang Tong, and colleagues Mr Peter Koh and Ms Lee Yen Pheng visited SCRiPTS to engage in knowledge sharing
On 23rd Apr 2021, NTU SCRiPTS and OCBC had a fruitful discussion on how privacy-preserving technologies devised by SCRIPTS Centre can be applied to practical problems encountered by the banking sector to protect customer assets. With the rise of digital banking bringing fresh security concerns. Research and application-based privacy-preserving technologies can provide solutions to emerging risks of data breach and other present day data security issues.
PayPal and NTU to Enhance Cryptography Analysis in Singapore
PayPal and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are collaborating to further cryptography research in Singapore. The research, proof-of-concept and resulting prototypes aim to future-proof PayPal’s security infrastructure and processes as online transactions continue to rise. Leading NTU’s efforts in this partnership is its Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS).
1. K.Y. Lam, HX. Wang, XH. Lu, "Privacy-Preserving Neural Network Based On FHE Scheme" Technology Disclosure for Nanyang Technological University (TD-2022-030), 30/01/2022
2. K.Y. Lam, HX. Wang, "Efficient And Verifiable MPC For Privacy Preserving Data Analytics" Technology Disclosure for Nanyang Technological University (TD-2021-090), 17/03/2021