CIS Seminar


The CIS seminar series is coordinated by Yael Kalai and Vinod Vaikuntanathan. If you are interested in giving a talk in this series or would like to be on the mailing list, please contact Vinod, Yael or any of the CIS faculty. Please check the CIS seminar google calendar for availability.

January 15, 2019: Ellete Boyle: Compression Vector OLE and More

February 8, 2019: Cancelled To Be Rescheduled - Nadia Heninger: Lattice Attacks against Weak ECDSA Signatures in Cryptocurrencies

February 15, 2019: Alex Lombardi: Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge and Correlation Intractability from Circular-Secure FHE

February 22, 2019: Rio LaVigne: Adversarially Robust Property-Perserving Hash Functions

March 1, 2019: EECS Visit Day

March 8, 2019: Crypto Day at MIT

March 29, 2019: Spring Vacation

April 12, 2019: Yevgeniy Dodis (NYU): Seedless Fruit is the Sweetest: Random Number Generation, Revisited

April 19, 2019:

April 26, 2019:

May 3, 2019: Crypto Day

May 10, 2019:

May 17, 2019:

May 24, 2019:

January 26, 2018: Xiao Wang (Maryland): Authenticated Garbling: Efficient Maliciously Secure Two-Party Computation and Global-Scale Secure Multiparty Computation

February 2, 2018: Saleet Klein (MIT): The Edited Truth

February 9, 2018: Yupeng Zhang (Maryland): Verifiable Databases and RAM Programs

February 16, 2018: Crypto Day at MIT, Hewlett G882

February 23, 2018: Mukul Kulkarni (Maryland): Non-Malleable Codes from Average-Case Hardness: AC0, Decision Trees, and Streaming Space-Bounded Tampering

March 2, 2018: Rio LaVigne (MIT): Topology Hiding Computation for All Graphs

March 9, 2018: Hayim Shaul (MIT): Scalable Secure Computation of Moments with Application to k-Nearest Neighbors

March 16, 2018: Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop at MIT (Kiva)

March 23, 2018: Jack Doerner (Northeastern): Scaling ORAM for Secure Computation

March 30, 2018: MIT Spring Break

April 6, 2018: FOCS deadline, no seminar.

April 13, 2018: Alex Lombardi (MIT): Cryptographic Hashing From Strong One-Way Functions

April 20, 2018: Crypto Day at MS Research and Development Office

April 27, 2018: Adi Shamir (Weizmann): Towards Quantitative Analysis of Cyber Security

May 4, 2018: Graduating Bits, No Seminar

May 11, 2018: 10:30 - 12:00: Kevin Fu (University of Michigan): Physics of Cybersecurity: Sensors, Acoustics, Cuba

May 18, 2018: (Double Header - Lunch Provided)

10:30am-12:00pm: Ran Cohen (MIT): "Must the Communication Graph of MPC Protocols be an Expander?"

1:00 - 2:00pm: Sophia Yaboubov (Boston University): "Fuzzy Password-Authenticated Key Exchange"

June 18, 2018: 1:30pm-3:00pm Merav Parter (Weizmann): Distributed Computing Made Secure: A New Cycle Cover Theorem

September 15, 2017: Adi Akavia: Secure search in the cloud: homomorphic encryption meets coresets

September 22, 2017: Akshay Degwekar: From Laconic Zero Knowledge to Public Key Cryptography

September 29, 2017: Tianren Liu: Towards Breaking the Exponential Barrier for General Secret Sharing

October 6, 2017: Prabhanjan Ananth: A New Approach to Round-Optimal Secure Multiparty Computation

October 13, 2017: Sam Kim: Watermarking Cryptographic Functionalities from Standard Lattice Assumptions

October 27, 2017: Rafael Pass: Explorations into Algorithmic Fairness

November 9, 2017: CRYPTO DAY at BU.

November 17, 2017: Ran Cohen: Round-Preserving Parallel Composition of Probabilistic-Termination Cryptographic Protocols

December 1, 2017: Alex Lombardi: Anonymous IBE, Leakage Resilience and Circular Security from New Assumptions

December 8, 2017: DOUBLE FEATURE (Lunch provided)

10:30-12, Hewlett, G882: Yilei Chen: Fiat-Shamir and Correlation Intractability from Strong KDM-Secure Encryption
1:00-2:30pm, G575: Peter Byerley Rindal: Fast and Secure Private Set Intersection

December 15, 2017: CRYPTO DAY AT NEU.

September 9, 2016: No Seminar (MACS PI Meeting)

September 23, 2016: No Seminar (Theory Student Retreat)

September 30, 2016: Akshay Degwekar (MIT): Structure vs Hardness Through the Pbfuscation Lens

October 14, 2016: Charles River Crypto Day (Nir Bitansky, Rachel Lin, Jing Chen, Elaine Shi and Jeremiah Blocki)

October 21, 2016: Ling Ren (MIT): Proof of Space from Stacked Expanders

October 28, 2016: Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam: Compsoable Adaptive Secure Protocols without Setup under Polytime Assumptions

November 4, 2016: Tancrede Lepoint (SRI): Using the Rényi divergence rather than the statistical distance in lattice crypto

November 11, 2016: Albert Meyer's Retirement Celebration day of talks, Star D463

November 18, 2016: DOUBLE FEATURE (Lunch Provided)

  1. 10:30 - 12:00: Vassilis Zikas (RPI): Fair and Robust Multi-Party Computation using a Global Transaction Ledger
  2. 12:30 - 2:00: Joseph Bonneau (Stanford): Public randomness, blockchains and proofs-of-delay

November 25, 2016: MIT Holiday - Thanksgiving

December 2, 2016: Rafael Pass (Cornell): Rethinking Large-Scale Consensus through Blockchains

December 9, 2016: Charles River Crypto Day (Mike Rosulek, Leo Reyzin, Dana Dachman-Soled and Gillat Kol)

February 5, 2016: Daniel Genkin: Efficient Multi-Party Computation: from Passive to Active Security using Additive-Attack Resilient Circuits

February 12, 2016: Elette Boyle: New Developments in Function Secret Sharing

February 19, 2016: Aloni Cohen: GGM is a Weakly One-Way Family of Functions

February 26, 2016: Crypto Day, MSR New England

March 11, 2016: Adam Sealfon: Network Oblivious Transfer

March 18, 2016: Jean-Jacques Quisquater: Quisquater: Is the Group Theory Fully Used for Cryptography

March 25, 2016: Spring Vacation

April 1, 2016: Mark Zhandry: Annihilation Attacks for Multilinear Maps: Cryptanalysis of Indistinguishability Obfuscation over GGH13

April 7, 2016 (Special date and time) Joint with DCI: Ari Juels: The Ring of Gyges: Understanding Criminal Smart Contracts

April 8, 2016: Prashant Vasudevan: Fine-Grained Cryptography

April 15, 2016: Daniel Genkin: Physical Side Channel Attacks on PCs and Mobile Devices

April 22, 2016: Prabhanjan Ananth: Universal Obfuscation and Witness Encryption: Boosting Correctness and Combining Security

April 29, 2016: Valerio Pastro: Essentially Optimal Robust Secret Sharing with Maximal Corruptions

May 6, 2016: Rafael Pass: Analysis of the Blockchain Protocol in Asynchronous Networks

May 13, 2016: Ron Rothblum: Spooky Encryption and its Application

May 17, 2016: (Special Date, Time and Location) - Joel Alwen: Data-Independent Memory Hard Functions

May 20, 2016: Kobbi Nissim: Accessing Data while Preserving Privacy

June 24, 2016: Dakshita Khurana: Two-Message Non-Malleable Commitments

January 24, 2014: Alessandra Scafuro, UCLA: Black-box non-black-box zero-knowledge via extendable Merkle tree

January 31, 2014: Shai Halevi, IBM: Candidate Multilinear Maps from Ideal Lattices

February 7, 2014: Pavel Hubacek, University of Aarhus: Rational Arguments: Single Round Delegation with Sublinear Verification

February 14, 2014: No talk scheduled

February 21, 2014: Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan University: Towards Characterizing Complete Fairness in Secure Two-Party Computation

February 28, 2014: Itay Berman, Tel Aviv University: Coin Flipping of Any Constant Bias Implies One-Way Functions

March 7, 2014: Graduate Student Talk in 32-G882 2:30-5pm

March 14, 2014: No Talk

March 21, 2014: Daniel Wichs, Garbling and Outsourcing RAM Computation

March 28, 2014: Spring Break! No seminar

April 4, 2014: Adam Smith, Penn State: Regularity of Lossy Exponentiation and Applications

April 11, 2014: No Talk

April 14, 2014: Cancelled: Special Seminar with Ross Anderson: EMV: Why Payment Systems Fail

April 18, 2014: David Xiao: Redrawing the boundaries of purchasing data from privacy-sensitive individuals

April 25, 2014: Mark Zhandry: How to Avoid Obfuscation using Witness PRFs

May 1, 2014: Special Seminar with Shafi Goldwasser: The Cryptographic Lens

May 2, 2014: Sergey Gorbunov: Fully Key-Homomorphic Encryption, Arithmetic Circuit ABE and Compact Garbled Circuits

May 9, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

May 16, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

May 23, 2014: Moses Liskov: Modeling Diffie-Hellman Derivability for Automated Analysis

May 30, 2014: Alessandro Chiesa: TBA

June 6, 2014: Commencement: No Talk Scheduled

June 13, 2014: No Talk Scheduled

June 20, 2014: Theory Day