[Busec] Vinod V at MIT on Wednesday

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Fri Apr 20 16:25:55 EDT 2012


FYI.  This might be a bit non-technical, as it is a general theory seminar.


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From: Irene Money <irenem at microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM
Subject: Microsoft Research New England Weekly Event Digest
To: Sharon Goldberg <sharon.goldbe at gmail.com>


Microsoft Research New England Weekly Event Digest

Here is a digest of the upcoming seminar sponsored by the Microsoft
Research New England Lab:

Theory Colloquium: How to Compute Blindfolded: New Developments in
Fully Homomorphic Encryption --  Vinod Vaikuntanathan, U of Toronto |
Wed April 25  @ 4 PM

ARRIVAL GUIDANCE:
Upon arrival, be prepared to show a picture ID and sign the Building
Visitor Log when approaching the Lobby Floor Security Desk. Alert them
to the name of the MSR event you are attending and ask them to direct
you to the appropriate floor. Typically the talks are located in the
First Floor Conference Center, however sometimes the location may
change.

More details follow:

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WHO:                          Vinod Vaikuntanathan
AFFILIATION:             U of Toronto
TITLE:                         How to Compute Blindfolded: New
Developments in Fully Homomorphic Encryption
HOST:                         Yael Kalai
WHEN:                        Wednesday April 25th
WHERE:                     Microsoft Conference Center located at One
Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, MA
TIME:                          4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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Abstract
A fully homomorphic encryption scheme enables computation of arbitrary
functions on encrypted data. Long regarded as cryptography’s prized
“holy grail", a concrete construction of such an encryption scheme
remained elusive for over three decades. The last three years has
witnessed a number of constructions of fully homomorphic encryption
involving novel mathematical techniques based on integer lattices, as
well as a number of exciting applications. I will give an overview of
these developments and provide a glimpse of the research directions
that lie ahead.

Biography
Vinod Vaikuntanathan is an assistant professor of Computer Science at
the University of Toronto. In previous avatars, he was a Researcher at
Microsoft Redmond and a Josef Raviv postdoctoral fellow at IBM T.J.
Watson. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a recipient of a
George M. Sprowls doctoral dissertation award.

Arrival Guidance
Upon arrival at One Memorial Drive, kindly approach the Lobby Floor
Security Desk; identity yourself, show your picture ID and sign the
Building Visitor Log.
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