[Busec] crypto reading group: Next meeting is monday Oct 31, 9-10:30 @ MIT

Ran Canetti canetti at tau.ac.il
Thu Oct 20 22:13:49 EDT 2011

Hi All -

The next meeting of the crypto group will take place on monday Oct 31 
9-10:30 am, at MIT (room TBA). Adam will continue presenting functional 
encryption - this time with stress on schemes.


On 10/14/2011 4:18 PM, Ran Canetti wrote:
> Hi All -
> Finally the reading group is on the road. This monday, Oct 17, 9-10:30am,
> Adam Oneil will speak about functional encryption., or in his words:
> -----------
> We overview the recent notion of functional encryption (FE), a concept
> first developed in the pioneering work on Fuzzy Identity-Based Encryption
> (Sahai and Waters, Eurocrypt 2005). At a high level, FE associates secret
> keys with *functions*, whereby a secret key sk_f for a function f
> ``decrypts'' an encryption c of m to f(m).
> Although we will discuss the state-of-the-art constructions, particular
> emphasis will be given to understanding definitional aspects of FE rather
> than proof techniques. Indeed, a fascinating aspect of FE is that properly
> formulating its security is quite non-trivial, and a semantic security
> style formulation of security turns out to be *inequivalent* to an
> indistinguishability style one (in contrast to the classical setting of
> public-key encryption).
> -----------
> We'll meet at room 137 at the CS building, BU (111 Cummington st).
> At this time there is usually plenty of (metered) street parking on
> Cummington st. Also if you need a shuttle from MIT/MSR/wherever please let
> me know.
> Ran
> PS - Please also feel free to go to
> https://sites.google.com/site/bcrg2011/home
> and either add papers that you would like to see presented at the reading
> group, or comment on exisitng suggestions. Also volunteering to present a
> paper will be highly appreciated!

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