[Busec] Vinod Vaikuntanathan speaking at Microsoft

Yael Kalai yael at microsoft.com
Tue Apr 24 21:43:05 EDT 2012


I just wanted to let you know that Vinod Vaikuntanathan will be giving a talk tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4pm at Microsoft.
It would be great to see you!
The announcement is below.


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

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:

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

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.

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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