[Busec] busec this week: Brett Hemenway (9:30am)

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Sun Apr 5 10:01:25 EDT 2015


Busec seminar is back! This week (Wed 9:30am) we have a talk by Brett
Hemenway on using secure multiparty computation to prevent satellite
collisions.

The following week, Eric Wustrow from University of Michigan will be giving
a CS colloquium (Mon 10am).

Finally, the fourth installment of Charles River Crypto Day will be at
Northeastern University on April 17 with speakers Chris Fletcher, Daniele
Micciancio, Kobbi Nissim, and Leo Reyzin. (More details TBA).

Sharon

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The busec seminar gratefully acknowledges the support of BU's Center for
Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS).

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Title: Using Secure Multiparty Computation to Prevent Satellite Collisions
Speaker: Brett Hemenway, UPenn
Wednesday April 8, 9:30-10:45am
Hariri Seminar Room, MCS180
111 Cummington St,  Boston 02215

Abstract: Satellite operators are concerned about collisions in space,
yet they are often unwilling to share precise positional information
with their competitors.  Cryptographic tools from the domain of secure
Multiparty Computation (MPC), give satellite operators the ability to
compute the probability of collision between their satellites without
revealing their private positional information.  In this talk, I'll
outline some of the challenges faced when applying MPC to this
use-case, and discuss ongoing efforts to transition MPC to practice in
other domains.  This talk will be fairly non-technical.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cryptographers-could-prevent-satellite-collisions/

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Title: TBA
Speaker: Eric Wustrow, University of Michigan
Monday April 13, 11-12:15pm
Hariri Seminar Room, MCS180
111 Cummington St,  Boston 02215
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