Sarah Diesburg

105-A Love Building
Department of Computer Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4530

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NEWS: Starting in August 2013, I will begin my new life as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Northern Iowa!

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sarah Diesburg received both her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (2012) and M.S. degree in Information Assurance (2008) at Florida State University, and she received her B.S. in Computer Science (2004) from the University of Northern Iowa. She joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University in 2012 for a post-doctoral appointment. Her research interests include operating systems, file systems, storage drivers, secure storage, and secure deletion.

Dr. Diesburg's research interests address security and privacy issues on electronic storage. Her dissertation framework, TrueErase, is a backwards-compatible secure deletion solution that works with modern file systems and storage media, including flash drives. She is also interested in finding methods to improve and optimize the communication pathways in the operating system between the application and storage layers. Previously, she has worked in research to facilitate instruction of parallel computing aspects and paradigms through non-destrutive, drop-in classroom environments.

Selected Publications

Sarah Diesburg, Christopher Meyers, Mark Stanovich, Michael Mitchell, Justin Marshall, Julia Gould, An-I Andy Wang, and Geoff Kuenning. TrueErase: Per-File Secure Deletion for the Storage Data Path. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2012, (10 pages, 19% acceptance rate). Supersedes Technical Report TR-111020, Department of Computer Science, FSU, October 2011.

Sarah Diesburg and An-I Andy Wang. A Survey of Confidential Data Storage and Deletion Methods. ACM Computing Surveys, 43(1), 2010. Supersedes Technical Report TR-080508, Department of Computer Science, Florida State University, May 2008.

Sarah Diesburg, Chris Meyers, David Lary, An-I Andy Wang. When Cryptography Meets Storage. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Storage Security and Survivability (StorageSS), October 2008.

Sarah Diesburg, Paul Gray, David Joiner, High Performance Computing Environments Without the Fuss: The Bootable Cluster CD, Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2005 Proceedings. 19th IEEE International, page 252, April 2005 (8 pages, acceptance rate 33.5%).


CIS4930 / COP5641 (Linux kernel and device drivers), SP13

CIS4930 / COP5641 (Linux kernel and device drivers), SU12
COP 4610 (operating systems), SP11
COP 4610 / CGS 5765 (operating systems recitation), FA10
CGS 2060 (computer literacy for Mac lecture), SP08 closed Blackboard class
CGS 2060 (computer literacy for PC recitation), FA07 closed Blackboard class

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