[Busec] Fwd: [charles-river-crypto-day] Charles River Crypto Day this Friday Oct 14, 2016 @ MIT

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Fri Oct 14 07:03:07 EDT 2016


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From: *Vinod Vaikuntanathan* <vinod.nathan at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, October 10, 2016
To: charles-river-crypto-day at googlegroups.com,

Dear Cryptographers,

Come to the first Charles River Crypto Day of this academic year, get your
fix of coffee, blockchains, rational proofs, memory hard functions and
(need we say) indistinguishability obfuscation. See below for details.

See you all there!


*When:* Friday, October 14 at MIT.

*Where: *32 Vassar St (Stata Center) <https://www.csail.mit.edu/contactus>
G-882 (Hewlett), Cambridge MA 02139.

9:30 – 10:00. Introduction/Coffee
10:00 – 11:00.
Nir Bitansky, MIT
*From Cryptomania to Obfustopia through Secret-Key Functional Encryption*
11:00 – 12:00.
Rachel Lin, UC Santa Barbara
*Indistinguishability Obfuscation from DDH-like Assumptions on
Constant-Degree Graded Encodings*
12:00 – 1:30. Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:30. Jing Chen, Stony Brook

*Rational Proofs with Multiple Provers*
2:30 – 3:30. Elaine Shi, Cornell
*Blockchains and Beyond: Rethinking Distributed Consensus in New Settings*
3:30 – 4:00. Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:00. Jeremiah Blocki, Purdue

*Towards a Theory of Data-Independent Memory Hard Functions*

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Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University
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