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

Ran Canetti canetti at post.tau.ac.il
Fri Oct 28 17:17:34 EDT 2011

Hi All, this is a reminder that the next meeting of the crypto group 
will take place on monday Oct 31
9-10:30 am, at MIT (G575). 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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