UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Kristin Lauter

  • Date: 01/13/2012
  • Time: 14:30
Kristin Lauter

University of Washington


Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications




In the last 25 years, Elliptic Curve Cryptography has become a
mainstream primitive for cryptographic protocols and applications. This
talk will give a survey of elliptic curve cryptography and its
applications, including applications of pairing-based cryptography which
are built with elliptic curves. No prior knowledge about elliptic
curves is required for this talk. One of the information-theoretic
applications I will cover is a solution to prevent pollution attacks in
content distribution networks which use network coding to achieve
optimal throughput. One solution is based on a pairing-based signature
scheme using elliptic curves. I will also discuss some applications to
privacy of electronic medical records, and implications for secure and
private cloud storage and cloud computing.

Other Information: 

Location: DEN 216


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