[Busec] Register by Tuesday: Celebrating 20 Years of Cryptography and Security at WPI

Leonid Reyzin reyzin at cs.bu.edu
Fri Oct 9 13:49:32 EDT 2015

>Dear Colleague,
>We would like to invite You to celebrate with us:
>On Monday, October 19, 2015 we will celebrate
>*Twenty Years of Cryptography and Security at WPI*
>Registration will close on Tuesday, October 13.
>The *registration form* is available here:
>Please register now if you plan to attend.  Attendance is free of
>charge, however seating is limited.
>The celebratory event, which will be held at the Rubin Campus Center,
>here at WPI, is an all-day event. In addition to many distinguished
>guests, there will be several presentations on the progress of security
>and cryptography in the last 20 years, including:
>- Christof Paar (Ruhr-Uni Bochum)
>  *20 Years of Crypto at WPI: The First Quarter*
>- Susan Landau (WPI)
>  *Crypto Wars: Plus ça Change, Plus C'est la Même Chose*
>- Jeffrey Hoffstein (Brown U)
>  *What is homomorphic encryption, why is it interesting, and why is it
>hard to achieve?*
>- Wajdi Feghali (Intel)
>  TBD
>- Andre Weimerskirch (UMich)
>  *V2X and Connected Vehicle Cybersecurity*
>- Berk Sunar (WPI)
>  *Security Research at WPI*
>Besides these great presentations, there will be plenty of space for
>interacting with guests and speakers during coffee breaks, Lunch and the
>Gala Dinner. Find more information at:
>It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the first
>experimental introductory course in Cryptography and Data Security was
>offered by Prof. Christof Paar at WPI in the Fall 1995 semester. In
>1999, the founding of the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems
>(CHES) Workshop, which has evolved into the premier international forum
>for applied crypto, turned WPI into one of the prominent places for
>applied security research. In 2000 Profs. Berk Sunar and William J.
>Martin joined the Cryptography and Information Security (CRIS) Lab,
>allowing an expansion of the research activities and security course
>offerings. Over the past 20 years thousands of students, both full-time
>WPI students and employees of area companies such as EMC, General
>Dynamics, Intel, Mitre and Raytheon attended the security courses.
>Since then, Cyber Security has flourished into a strong point of WPI.
>Today a large number of faculty, including Andrew Clark, Thomas
>Eisenbarth, Kathi Fisler, Joshua D. Guttman, Lifeng Lai, Susan Landau,
>Craig Shue, and  Krishna Venkatasubramanian across the Electrical and
>Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences
>departments are active in research and education in this exciting and
>rapidly expanding field.
>With this event we want to celebrate this achievement and show our
>appreciation to our friends, former students, collaborators and
>supporters in both academia and industry.
>We are looking forward to seeing you at the event.
>Thomas Eisenbarth, Assistant Professor  Email: teisenbarth at wpi.edu
>Electrical & Computer Engineering       Phone:      (508) 831-5914
>Worcester Polytechnic Institute         FAX:        (508) 831-2436
>Worcester, MA 01609              http://users.wpi.edu/~teisenbarth
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