CRYPTOGRAPHY AND INFORMATION SECURITY (CIS) SEMINARS

 

CRYPTOGRAPHY AND INFORMATION SECURITY (CIS) SEMINARS

Seminar series coordinated by Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Yael Kalai.

 
The talks will be held at the Stata Center, G-882 (the Hewlett room) from 10:30-noon on Fridays.
 
If you are interested in giving a talk in this series, please contact Vinod or YaelIf you would like to be on the mailing list for this seminar series, please contact Felicia Raton: fraton (at sign) mit (dot) edu.
 
Summer 2023

July 19, 2024: Maria Corte Real Santos

Spring 2024

 
March 1, 2024: No seminar: Grad visit day
 
 
 
 
March 29, 2024: Spring Break
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2023
 
 
September 22, 2023: No seminar // Student Holiday.
 
 
Note: Non-standard time (2-5pm) and location (Patil/Kiva G-449). The talk consists of a theory colloquium (2-3pm) followed by a "deep dive" (3-5pm).
 
 
October 20, 2023: Crypto Day at MIT. Aayush Jain (CMU), Ji Luo (University of Washington), Hoeteck Wee (NTT Research), Tina Zhang (MIT). 
 
 
 
 
 
November 24, 2023: Thanksgiving.
 
 
December 8, 2023: Alex Lombardi (Princeton). SNARGs, Propositional Proofs, and Local Unsatisfiability
 
 
Summer 2023
 
 
Spring 2023
 
 
 
March 10, 2023: Crypto day at BU (Noga Amit, Jiahui Liu, James Bartusek) 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring 2022
 
 
 
 
March 25, 2022: MIT Spring Break
 
 
 
Summer 2022
 
 
 
 
Fall 2021
 
September 10, 2021:  Hemanta Maji: Computational Hardness of Optimal Fair Computation

 
October 1, 2021:  No Seminar, Eurocrypt Deadline
 
 
October 15, 2021:  No Seminar.
 
 
 
 
 
November 26, 2021: Thanksgiving Break No Seminar
 


 
Spring 2021
 
 
February 12, 2021: Charles River Crypto Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 7, 2021: No Seminar MIT Holiday
 
 
 
 
Fall 2020
 
 
October 30, 2020: Daniel Wichs: Candidate Obfuscation via Oblivious LWE Sampling
 
 
November 27, 2020: Thanksgiving Break
 
2 Part Seminar:
 
Summer 2020
 
July 30 & 31, 2020: Charles River Crypto Day
 
 
 
Spring 2020
 
There will be no CIS Seminar in spring 2020.
 
Fall 2019
 
October 4, 2019: Theory Student Retreat
 
 
 
 
November 1, 2019:   Crypto Day at MSR
 
 
 
 
November 29, 2019:  Thanksgiving Vacation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring 2019
 
January 15, 2019:  Ellete Boyle:  Compression Vector OLE and More
 
February 8, 2019: Cancelled To Be Rescheduled -  Nadia Heninger:  Lattice Attacks against Weak ECDSA Signatures in Cryptocurrencies
 
 
 
March 1, 2019:  EECS Visit Day
 
March 8, 2019:  Crypto Day at MIT
 
March 29, 2019:  Spring Vacation
 
 
 
May 10, 2019:  Willy Quach
 
 
 
Fall 2018
 
 
September 21, 2018:  Student Holiday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 23, 2018:  Thanksgiving Holiday
 
 
December 7, 2018:  MACS Meeting, No Seminar
 
December 14, 2018:  Crypto Day at BU
 
 
Spring 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 16, 2018: Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop at MIT (Kiva)
 
 
March 30, 2018: MIT Spring Break
 
April 6, 2018: FOCS deadline, no seminar.
 
 
 
 
May 4, 2018: Graduating Bits, No Seminar
 
 
May 18, 2018: (Double Header - Lunch Provided)
 
 
Fall 2017
 
 
September 22, 2017: Akshay Degwekar: From Laconic Zero Knowledge to Public Key Cryptography
 
September 29, 2017: Tianren Liu: Towards Breaking the Exponential Barrier for General Secret Sharing
 
October 6, 2017: Prabhanjan Ananth: A New Approach to Round-Optimal Secure Multiparty Computation
 
October 13, 2017: Sam Kim: Watermarking Cryptographic Functionalities from Standard Lattice Assumptions
 
 
November 9, 2017: CRYPTO DAY at BU.
 
 
 
December 8, 2017: DOUBLE FEATURE (Lunch provided) 
 
 
December 15, 2017: CRYPTO DAY AT NEU.
 
Summer 2017
 
 
Spring 2017
 
 
 
February 17, 2017:  Charles River Crypto Day (MSR)
 
March 3, 2017: No Seminar -- Grad Visit Day
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2017:  MIT Spring Break
 
 
 
 
 
May 12, 2017: Charles River Crypto Day (BU)
 
 
 
Fall 2016
 
September 9, 2016:  No Seminar (MACS PI Meeting)
 
September 23, 2016:  No Seminar (Theory Student Retreat)
 
 
October 14, 2016:  Charles River Crypto Day (Nir Bitansky, Rachel Lin, Jing Chen, Elaine Shi and Jeremiah Blocki)
 
 
 
 
 
November 18, 2016:  DOUBLE FEATURE (Lunch Provided)
 
 
    12:30 - 2:00:  Joseph Bonneau (Stanford): Public randomness, blockchains and proofs-of-delay
 
November 25, 2016:  MIT Holiday - Thanksgiving
 
 
December 9, 2016:  Charles River Crypto Day (Mike Rosulek, Leo Reyzin, Dana Dachman-Soled and Gillat Kol)
 
 
 
Spring 2016
 

February 5, 2016:  Daniel GenkinEfficient Multi-Party Computation: from Passive to Active Security using Additive-Attack Resilient Circuits

February 12, 2016:  Elette Boyle: New Developments in Function Secret Sharing

February 19, 2016:  Aloni Cohen:  GGM is a Weakly One-Way Family of Functions

February 26, 2016:  Crypto Day, MSR New England

March 11, 2016:  Adam Sealfon: Network Oblivious Transfer

March 18, 2016:  Jean-Jacques Quisquater: Quisquater: Is the Group Theory Fully Used for Cryptography

March 25, 2016: Spring Vacation

April 1, 2016:  Mark Zhandry:  Annihilation Attacks for Multilinear Maps:  Cryptanalysis of Indistinguishability Obfuscation over GGH13

April 7, 2016 (Special date and time) Joint with DCI: Ari Juels: The Ring of Gyges: Understanding Criminal Smart Contracts

April 8, 2016:  Prashant Vasudevan: Fine-Grained Cryptography

April 15, 2016:  Daniel Genkin: Physical Side Channel Attacks on PCs and Mobile Devices

April 29, 2016:  Valerio Pastro: Essentially Optimal Robust Secret Sharing with Maximal Corruptions

May 6, 2016:  Rafael Pass:  Analysis of the Blockchain Protocol in Asynchronous Networks

May 13, 2016:  Ron Rothblum:  Spooky Encryption and its Application

May 17, 2016:  (Special Date, Time and Location) - Joel Alwen:  Data-Independent Memory Hard Functions

May 20, 2016:  Kobbi Nissim:  Accessing Data while Preserving Privacy

June 24, 2016:  Dakshita Khurana: Two-Message Non-Malleable Commitments

 
Fall 2015
 
 
 
October 2, 2015:  NSF MACS PI Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 27, 2015: No Seminer - Thanksgiving holiday
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring 2015

January 23, 2015:  Vanishree Rao:  Adaptive Multiparty Non-Interactive Key Exchange without Setup in the Standard Model

January 30, 2015:  BU Hariri Center:  Oblivious RAM Day

February 6, 2015:  Raphael Bost: Machine Learning Classification over Encrypted Data

February 13, 2015:  Silas Richelson:  Topology-Hiding Computation

February 20, 2015:  Charles River Crypto Day, MSR

March 6, 2015:  Ben Fisch:  Physical Zero Knowledge and Secure Computation

March 13, 2015:  Ranjit Kumaresan:  How to Use Bitcoin to Design Fair Protocols

March 27, 2015: Spring Vacation

April 10, 2015:  Omer Paneth On Obfuscation with Random Oracles

April 17, 2015:  Charles River Crypto Day, Northeastern University

April 24, 2015:  Sergey Gorbunov:  Graph-Induced Multilinear Maps from Lattices

May 1, 2015:  Justin Holmgren: Succinctly Garbling and Obfuscating RAM programs

May 8, 2015:   Mark Zhandry:  Order-Revealing Encryption and the Hardness of Private Learning

May 15, 2015:  Aloni Cohen:  Publicly Verifiable Software Watermarking

 

Summer/Fall 2014

July 10, 2014: Manoj Prabhakaran: On the Communication Complexity of Secure Computation

July 11, 2014: Brent Waters: Witness Encryption and Indistinguishability Obfuscation from the Multilinear Subgroup Elimination Assumption

July 25, 2014: Elette Boyle: Large-Scale Secure Computation

October 31, 2014: Zvika Brakerski: Obfuscating Circuits via Composite-Order Graded Encoding

November 7, 2014:  Hoeteck Wee: Dual System Encryption via Predicate Encodings

November 14, 2014:  Daniel Wichs: On the Communication Complexity of Secure Function Evaluation with Long Output

November 21, 2014:   Joint CIS/TOC seminar: Antoine Joux 

November 28, 2014:   (Thanksgiving)

December 5, 2014:   Crypto Day, BU

December 12, 2014:   Benjamin Fuller: Strong Key Derivation from Noisy Sources

 

 

 

2014

January 24, 2014: Alessandra Scafuro, UCLA: Black-box non-black-box zero-knowledge via extendable Merkle tree

January 31, 2014: Shai Halevi, IBM: Candidate Multilinear Maps from Ideal Lattices

February 7, 2014: Pavel Hubacek, University of Aarhus: Rational Arguments: Single Round Delegation with Sublinear Verification

February 14, 2014: No talk scheduled

February 21, 2014: Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan University: Towards Characterizing Complete Fairness in Secure Two-Party Computation

February 28, 2014: Itay Berman, Tel Aviv University: Coin Flipping of Any Constant Bias Implies One-Way Functions

March 7, 2014: Graduate Student Talk in 32-G882 2:30-5pm

March 14, 2014: No Talk

March 21, 2014: Daniel Wichs, Garbling and Outsourcing RAM Computation

March 28, 2014: Spring Break! No seminar

April 4, 2014: Adam Smith, Penn State: Regularity of Lossy Exponentiation and Applications

April 11, 2014: No Talk

April 14, 2014: Cancelled: Special Seminar with Ross Anderson: EMV: Why Payment Systems Fail

April 18, 2014: David Xiao: Redrawing the boundaries of purchasing data from privacy-sensitive individuals

April 25, 2014: Mark Zhandry: How to Avoid Obfuscation using Witness PRFs

May 1, 2014: Special Seminar with Shafi Goldwasser: The Cryptographic Lens 

May 2, 2014: Sergey Gorbunov: Fully Key-Homomorphic Encryption, Arithmetic Circuit ABE and Compact Garbled Circuits

May 9, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

May 16, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

May 23, 2014: Moses Liskov: Modeling Diffie-Hellman Derivability for Automated Analysis

May 30, 2014: Alessandro Chiesa: TBA

June 6, 2014: Commencement: No Talk Scheduled

June 13, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

June 20, 2014: Theory Day


2013

December 6, 2013: Guy Rothblum: Speaker- Guy Rothblum, MSR Silicon Valley, MIT Alum

November 22, 2013: Alessandro Chiesa: SNARKs for C: Verifying Program Executions Succinctly and in Zero Knowledge

November 8, 2013: Daniele Micciancio: An equational approach to secure multiparty computation

November 1, 2013: Kobbi Nissim: Private Approximations and Big Data

October 18, 2013: Adi Shamir: Dissection: A New Paradigm for Solving Bicomposite Search Problems

October 17, 2013: Amir Herzberg: SPECIAL SEMINAR! Plug-and-Play IP Security: Anonymity Infrastructure Instead of PKI

September 13, 2013: Moni Naor: Cryptography and Data Structures: A Match Made in Heaven

 

Historical CIS Seminar listing 2013-1995