Vinod Vaikuntanathan: Program Obfuscation from Functional Encryption

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
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Vinod Vaikuntanathan

Abstract: Indistinguishability obfuscation is a tremendously exciting notion, powerful enough that from it, one can construct most all cryptographic objects. We show how to construct indistinguishability obfuscation from (a very mild form of) public-key functional encryption, paving the way for an obfuscation construction based on well-studied complexity-theoretic assumptions. 

Joint work with Nir Bitansky.