Cryptography and Information Security Seminar Seminars Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

For more information on this series, please see http://toc.csail.mit.edu/node/428.


Moni Naor, Weizmann Institute
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND DATA STRUCTURES: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Speaker(s): Moni Naor
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Adi Shamir, Weizmann Institute
DISSECTION: A NEW PARADIGM FOR SOLVING BICOMPOSITE SEARCH PROBLEMS
Speaker(s): Adi Shamir
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Kobbi Nissim, Ben-Gurion University
PRIVATE APPROXIMATIONS AND BIG DATA
Speaker(s): Kobbi Nissim
Date: Friday, November 01, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Daniele Micciancio, UCSD
AN EQUATIONAL APPROACH TO SECURE MULTIPARTY COMPUTATION
Speaker(s): Daniele Micciancio
Date: Friday, November 08, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Alessandro Chiesa,
SNARKS FOR C: VERIFYING PROGRAM EXECUTIONS SUCCINCTLY AND IN ZERO KNOWLEDGE
Speaker(s): Alessandro Chiesa
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Guy Rothblum, MSR Silicon Valley, MIT Alum
Virtual Black-Box Obfuscation for All Circuits via Generic Graded Encoding
Speaker(s): Guy Rothblum
Date: Friday, December 06, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Alessandra Scafuro, UCLA
Black-box non-black-box zero-knowledge via extendable Merkle tree
Speaker(s): Alessandra Scafuro
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Dr. Shai Halevi, IBM
CANDIDATE MULTILINEAR MAPS FROM IDEAL LATTICES
Speaker(s): Dr. Shai Halevi
Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-D507
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Pavel Hubacek, University of Aarhus
Rational Arguments: Single Round Delegation with Sublinear Verification
Speaker(s): Pavel Hubacek
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan University
Towards Characterizing Complete Fairness in Secure Two-Party Computation
Speaker(s): Gilad Asharov
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Itay Berman, Tel Aviv University
Coin Flipping of Any Constant Bias Implies One-Way Functions
Speaker(s): Itay Berman
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Daniel Wichs, Northeastern University
Garbling and Outsourcing RAM Computation
Speaker(s): Daniel Wichs
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Adam Smith, Penn State
Regularity of Lossy Exponentiation and Applications
Speaker(s): Adam Smith
Date: Friday, April 04, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Professor Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge, UK
EMV: WHY PAYMENT SYSTEMS FAIL
Speaker(s): Professor Ross Anderson
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 32-G575
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

David Xiao,
Redrawing the boundaries of purchasing data from privacy-sensitive individuals
Speaker(s): David Xiao
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Mark Zhandry,
How to Avoid Obfuscation using Witness PRFs
Speaker(s): Mark Zhandry
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Sergey Gorbunov, MIT
Fully Key-Homomorphic Encryption, Arithmetic Circuit ABE and Compact Garbled Circuits
Speaker(s): Sergey Gorbunov
Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Moses Liskov, MITRE
Modeling Diffie-Hellman Derivability for Automated Analysis
Speaker(s): Moses Liskov
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

This event has been cancelled. Alessandro Chiesa,
TBA
Speaker(s): Alessandro Chiesa
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G449
Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

Brent Waters, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Witness Encryption and Indistinguishability Obfuscation from the Multilinear Subgroup Elimination Assumption
Speaker(s): Brent Waters
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley/Debbie Lehto, 617-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Manoj M. Prabhakaran, Associate Professor University of Illinois
On the Communication Complexity of Secure Computation
Speaker(s): Manoj M. Prabhakaran
Date: Monday, July 07, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882
Contact: Deborah Lehto, 47303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Brent Waters, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Witness Encryption and Indistinguishability Obfuscation from the Multilinear Subgroup Elimination Assumption
Speaker(s): Brent Waters
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley, 617-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Elette Boyle,
Large-Scale Secure Computation
Speaker(s): Elette Boyle
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett G882
Contact: Deborah Lehto, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Boaz Barak, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England,
Sum of Squares Proofs and the Quest towards Optimal Algorithms
Speaker(s): Boaz Barak, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: G449 Kiva
Contact: Deborah Lehto, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu