Cryptography and Information Seminar (CIS) 2017


Prashant Nalini Vasudevan,
Prashant Nalini Vasudevan: Average-Case Fine-Grained Hardness, and what to do with it
Speaker(s): Prashant Nalini Vasudevan
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

5 Great Speakers,
Charles River Crypto Day
Speaker(s): 5 Great Speakers
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSR, New England, Clara Barton Room, First Floor
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Oxana Poburinnaya, Boston University,
Oxana Poburinnaya: Equivocating Yao: Constant-Round Adaptively Secure Multiparty Computation in the Plain Model
Speaker(s): Oxana Poburinnaya, Boston University
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882, Hewlett
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Yilei Chen, BU,
Yilei Chen: Constraint-hiding constrained PRFs for NC1 from LWE
Speaker(s): Yilei Chen, BU
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882, Hewlett, Gates Tower
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Itay Berman, MIT,
Itay Berman: Zero-Knowledge Proofs of Proximity
Speaker(s): Itay Berman, MIT
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Alessandro Chiesa, University of California, Berkeley
From Algebraic Complexity to Zero Knowledge Protocols
Speaker(s): Alessandro Chiesa
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley, 617-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Aloni Cohen, MIT,
Aloni Cohen: Cryptography with Updates
Speaker(s): Aloni Cohen, MIT
Date: Friday, April 07, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Nir Bitansky, MIT,
Nir Bitansky: Verifiable Random Functions from Non-Interactive Witness-Indistinguishable Proofs
Speaker(s): Nir Bitansky, MIT
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Sunoo Park, MIT,
Sunoo Park: New Constructions of Non-Malleable Commitments and Applications
Speaker(s): Sunoo Park, MIT
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Jonathan Ullman, Northeastern University,
Jonathan Ullman: Tight Lower Bounds for Differentially Private Selection
Speaker(s): Jonathan Ullman, Northeastern University
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, NYU
On the Quantitative Hardness of CVP
Speaker(s): Noah Stephens-Davidowitz
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley, 61-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Dakshita Khurana,
Dakshita Khurana: How to Achieve Non-malleability in One or Two Rounds, or, A Knowledge Extraction Technique for Two Round Protocols
Speaker(s): Dakshita Khurana
Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Amit Sahai,
Why We Rewind
Speaker(s): Amit Sahai
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Joanne Talbot Hanley, 61-253-6054, joanne@csail.mit.edu

Adi Akavia, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo,
Adi Akavia: Secure search in the cloud: homomorphic encryption meets coresets
Speaker(s): Adi Akavia, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo
Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Akshay Degwekar, MIT, MIT, CSAIL
From Laconic Zero Knowledge to Public Key Cryptography
Speaker(s): Akshay Degwekar, MIT
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Nardos Abbay, nardos@csail.mit.edu

Tianren Liu, MIT CSAIL
Towards Breaking the Exponential Barrier for General Secret Sharing
Speaker(s): Tianren Liu
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Nardos Abbay, nardos@csail.mit.edu

Prabhanjan Ananth,
A New Approach to Round-Optimal Secure Multiparty Computation
Speaker(s): Prabhanjan Ananth
Date: Friday, October 06, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Nardos Abbay, nardos@csail.mit.edu

Sam Kim ,
Watermarking Cryptographic Functionalities from Standard Lattice Assumptions
Speaker(s): Sam Kim
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 32-G882
Contact: Nardos Abbay, nardos@csail.mit.edu

Rafael Pass,
TBD
Speaker(s): Rafael Pass
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: G882 (Hewlett Room)
Contact: Nardos Abbay, nardos@csail.mit.edu

Rafael Pass, Cornell University,
Rafael Pass: Explorations into Algorithmic Fairness
Speaker(s): Rafael Pass, Cornell University
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Ran Cohen,
Ran Cohen: Round-Preserving Parallel Composition of Probabilistic-Termination Cryptographic Protocols
Speaker(s): Ran Cohen
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Alex Lombardi, MIT,
Alex Lombardi: Anonymous IBE, Leakage Resilience and Circular Security from New Assumptions
Speaker(s): Alex Lombardi, MIT
Date: Friday, December 01, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Yilei Chen, BU,
Yilei Chen: Fiat-Shamir and Correlation Intractability from Strong KDM-Secure Encyrption
Speaker(s): Yilei Chen, BU
Date: Friday, December 08, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Hewlett, G882
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu

Peter Byerley Rindal, Oregan State,
Peter Byerley Rindal: Fast and Secure Private Set Intersection
Speaker(s): Peter Byerley Rindal, Oregan State
Date: Friday, December 08, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: G575
Contact: Deborah Goodwin, 617.324.7303, dlehto@csail.mit.edu