Cryptography and Information Security Seminar (CIS)

Ling Ren: Proof of Space from Stacked Expanders
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Abstract:  Recently, proof of space (PoS) has been suggested as a more egalitarian alternative to the traditional hash-based proof of work.

Omer Paneth: On Obfuscation with Random Oracles
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Sergey Gorbunov: Graph-Induced Multilinear Maps from Lattices
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Graded multilinear encodings have found extensive applications in cryptography ranging from non-interactive key ex

On Virtual Grey Box Obfuscation for General Circuits
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Abstract: An obfuscator $\O$ is Virtual Grey Box (VGB) for a class $\C$ of circuits if, for any $C \in \C$ and any predicate $\pi$, deducing $\pi(C)$ given $\O(C)$ is tantamount to deducing $\pi(C)$ given unbounded computational resources and polynomially many oracle queries to $

Sum of Squares Proofs and the Quest towards Optimal Algorithms
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:00am
Elette Boyle: Large-Scale Secure Computation
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Manoj M. Prabhakaran "The Communication Complexity of Secure Computation"
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Information theoretically secure multi-party computation(MPC) is a
central primitive of modern cryptography. However, relatively little
is known about the communication complexity of this primitive. In this
Brent Waters: Witness Encryption and Indistinguishability Obfuscation from the Multilinear Subgroup Elimination Assumption
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this talk I will present new techniques for proving the security of
witness encryption and indistinguishability obfuscation cryptosystems.

Witness encryption and indistinguishability obfuscation are powerful

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