Lecture by Prof. Yuval Ishai in Faculty Hall @ 4 pm

Location: Faculty Hall

Department of Computer Science and Automation
CSA Golden Jubilee Frontier Lecture Series


Speaker : Professor Yuval Ishai
Abraham Tulin Professor of Computer Science
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Title : Secure Multiparty Computation

Date : Friday, January 17, 2020

Time : 4:00 PM

Venue : Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science

Abstract :

How can sensitive data be processed without introducing a single point of failure? How can several parties perform a joint computation on their secret inputs, say add them up or compute some other statistics, without revealing any additional information to each other except the desired output? Secure multiparty computation is a powerful cryptographic tool for solving this kind of problem. The talk will give an overview of research in the area, covering classical results, connections with other problems, current research directions, and remaining challenges.

Biography of the speaker :

Yuval Ishai is presently a chaired professor of Computer Science at the Technion, Israel. He received his PhD at the Technion, served as a postdoctoral researcher at DIMACS Center, AT&T Labs Research and Princeton University, and spent two extended sabbaticals at UCLA. Yuval’s research focuses mostly on cryptography and its interactions with computational complexity theory. His works were recognized by the FOCS 2004, Crypto 2007, and Crypto 2016 Best Paper Awards and the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize. He chaired the Theory of Cryptography and Eurocrypt conferences and was inducted as an IACR Fellow in 2018.

Host Faculty : Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar