Today!<br><br>---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b>Vinod Vaikuntanathan</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:vinod.nathan@gmail.com">vinod.nathan@gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>Date: Monday, October 10, 2016<br>To: <a href="mailto:charles-river-crypto-day@googlegroups.com">charles-river-crypto-day@googlegroups.com</a>, <br><div dir="ltr"><div><br></div>Dear Cryptographers,<div><br></div><div>Come <span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px">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.</span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px"><br></span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px">See you all there! </span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px"><br></span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px">Ron/Yael/Daniel/Vinod</span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px"><br></span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px"><br></span></div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:12px"><br></span></div><div><p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;border:0px;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(0,0,0);line-height:1.5;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif"><strong style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">When:</strong> Friday, October 14 at MIT.</p><p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;border:0px;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(0,0,0);line-height:1.5;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif"><b style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Where: </b><a href="https://www.csail.mit.edu/contactus" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 0px 1px;border-top-style:initial;border-right-style:initial;border-bottom-style:solid;border-left-style:initial;border-top-color:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-bottom-color:rgb(229,229,229);border-left-color:initial;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(0,0,0);text-decoration:none" target="_blank">32 Vassar St (Stata Center)</a><br>G-882 (Hewlett), Cambridge MA 02139.</p><p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;border:0px;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-size:12px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(0,0,0);line-height:1.5;font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:16px">Program:</span></p><table style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;border:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:10px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;border-collapse:collapse;width:544px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&quot;pt sans&quot;,sans-serif"><tbody style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" width="105" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">9:30 – 10:00.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Introduction/Coffee</td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">10:00 – 11:00.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px"><div style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.5">Nir Bitansky, MIT</div><div style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.5"><strong style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">From Cryptomania to Obfustopia through Secret-Key Functional Encryption</strong></div></td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">11:00 – 12:00.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px"><div style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.5">Rachel Lin, UC Santa Barbara</div><div style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.5"><b style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Indistinguishability Obfuscation from DDH-like Assumptions on Constant-Degree Graded Encodings</b></div><div style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.5"></div></td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">12:00 – 1:30.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Lunch (provided)</td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">1:30 – 2:30.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Jing Chen, Stony Brook<br><strong style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Rational Proofs with Multiple Provers<br></strong></td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">2:30 – 3:30.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Elaine Shi, Cornell<br><strong style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Blockchains and Beyond: Rethinking Distributed Consensus in New Settings</strong></td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">3:30 – 4:00.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Coffee Break</td></tr><tr style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline"><td valign="top" style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">4:00 – 5:00.</td><td style="border-top:1px solid rgb(229,229,229);font-size:12px;padding:6px 15px">Jeremiah Blocki, Purdue<br><strong style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-color:transparent;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline">Towards a Theory of Data-Independent Memory Hard Functions<br><br></strong></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>

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