Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Seminar 2019


Alex Lombardi, MIT,
Alex Lombardi: Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge and Correlation Intractability from Circular-Secure FHE
Speaker(s): Alex Lombardi, MIT
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Rio LaVigne, MIT,
Rio LaVigne: Adversarially Robust Property-Preserving Hash Functions
Speaker(s): Rio LaVigne, MIT
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Yevgeniy Dodis, NYU,
Yevgeniy Dodis (NYU): Seedless Fruit is the Sweetest: Random Number Generation, Revisited
Speaker(s): Yevgeniy Dodis, NYU
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882, Hewlett
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Nadia Heninger,
Nadia Heninger: Lattice Attacks against Weak ECDSA Signatures in Cryptocurrencies
Speaker(s): Nadia Heninger
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Ran Gelles, Bar Ilan University,
Ran Gelles: Optimal Short-Circuit Resilient Formulas
Speaker(s): Ran Gelles, Bar Ilan University
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Rotem Tsabary,
Rotem Tsabary: Fully Secure Attribute-Based Encryption for t-CNF from LWE
Speaker(s): Rotem Tsabary
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Adrienne Mannov, PhD. Social Anthropologist, Aalborg University, Denmark,
Adrienne Mannov: A Call for Crypto-Anthropology
Speaker(s): Adrienne Mannov, PhD. Social Anthropologist, Aalborg University, Denmark
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: PLEASE NOTE ROOM is G575
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Christopher Peikert, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor),
Christopher Peikert: Noninteractive Zero Knowledge for NP from Learning With Errors
Speaker(s): Christopher Peikert, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Henry Yuen, University of Toronto,
Henry Yuen: Perfect zero knowledge for quantum multiprover interactive proofs
Speaker(s): Henry Yuen, University of Toronto
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Rishab Goyal, University of Texas,
Rishab Goyal: Mixed Functional Encryption: A new stepping stone towards efficient tracing
Speaker(s): Rishab Goyal, University of Texas
Date: Friday, November 08, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Daniel Wichs, Northeastern University,
Daniel Wichs: Extracting Randomness from Exractor-Dependent Sources
Speaker(s): Daniel Wichs, Northeastern University
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Ashutosh Kumar, UCLA,
Ashutosh Kumar: Securing Secret Sharing Against Leakage and Tampering
Speaker(s): Ashutosh Kumar, UCLA
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Dhiraj Holden, MIT,
Dhiraj Holden: No Signaling Proofs with sqrt(log n) Provers in PSPACE
Speaker(s): Dhiraj Holden, MIT
Date: Friday, December 06, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882, Hewlett
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Muthu Venkitasubramaniam,
Muthu Venkitasubramaniam: A Round-Collapse Theorem for Computationally-Sound Protocols; or, TFNP is Hard-on-Average in Pessiland
Speaker(s): Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Noah Golowich, MIT,
Noah Golowich: On the Power of Multiple Anonymous Messages
Speaker(s): Noah Golowich, MIT
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu