Oblivious Data Structures

Xiao Shaun Wang, Kartik Nayak, Chang Liu, T-H. Hubert Chan, Elaine Shi, Emil Stefanov, Yan Huang
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security - CCS '14  
We design novel, asymptotically more efficient data structures and algorithms for programs whose data access patterns exhibit some degree of predictability. To this end, we propose two novel techniques, a pointer-based technique and a locality-based technique. We show that these two techniques are powerful building blocks in making data structures and algorithms oblivious. Specifically, we apply these techniques to a broad range of commonly used data structures, including maps, sets,
more » ... eues, stacks, deques; and algorithms, including a memory allocator algorithm, max-flow on graphs with low doubling dimension, and shortestpath distance queries on weighted planar graphs. Our oblivious counterparts of the above outperform the best known ORAM scheme both asymptotically and in practice.
doi:10.1145/2660267.2660314 dblp:conf/ccs/WangNLCSSH14 fatcat:ix3keelbmfcu5cdxt7mgu7w73m