During the past decade, USC Professor and ISR Faculty Associate, Nenad Medvidović has been looking at the role software engineering plays—and should play—in the emerging, related fields of grid computing and, more recently, cloud computing.  Medvidović’s recent collaborative work with Yuriy Brun, his former Ph.D. student and currently an NSF CRA Postdoctoral Computing Innovation Fellow at the University of Washington, has focused on providing security and privacy guarantees to users of inherently insecure clouds.  In this effort, which grew out of a collaborative research project with Director Richard N.