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QuantumMining is a national project which is going to develop a new generation of cryptographic technologies, based on the realization of both high-speed and secure quantum oblivious transfer (QOT) cryptographic primitive. QOT is a basic cryptographic primitive which can be used to construct any secure multiparty computation protocol, including privacy preserving data mining. We are going to design and implement a QOT protocol over optical fibers, and we are going to integrate this quantum primitive with a privacy preserving Genome data mining service. Privacy preserving data mining cryptographic tools associated to genome databases can enable a revolution in health care services. However, this major breakthrough has had limited impact due to the inefficiency of the privacy algorithms used for data mining in very large Genome data sets.


This work is supported  by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) through national funds, by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020), and by Regional Operational Program of Lisbon, under the project QuantumMining reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031826.