T-79.515 Cryptography: Special Topics (2-6 cr)
NEW: SPRING 2005. The Spring 2005 seminar will be lead by Helger Lipmaa. However, it is
scheduled to run only in January-March *two times a week*. Exact schedule is not known yet, but will
be available soon, together with the topic.
Spring 2005: New Developments in Cryptography
The next time: Spring 2005
- Webtopi registering opened (done)
- Webpage updated (done)
- To fix preliminary schedule (to do)
- Slots: Feb 24; Mar 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, (29, 31?)
- Seminars lead by Helger Lipmaa. Office TB249. Office hours: by appointment.
- Time and room: Tuesdays, 16-18, at TB353 and Thursdays, 16-18, at TB353. The first seminar is on 01.02.2005.
- Seminar lasts until the end of March, with some breaks.
- Course material: papers and surveys on the subjects (see schedule). More information follows later.
- To pass the course: see Course Organization
- No newsgroup. No brochure in Finnish. No exams.
The goal of this seminar is to go through some recent and exciting
cryptographic papers. The only criterion for choosing a paper is must be
good (and novel); the concrete topic within cryptography does not matter
Some example papers: "Universal Hash Proofs and a Paradigm for Adaptive Chosen
Ciphertext Secure Public-Key Encryption" (Cramer, Shoup),
"Secret-Key Zero-Knowledge and Non-Interactive Verifiable Exponentiation"
(Ronald Cramer and Ivan Damgard, TCC 2004) Short Signatures
Without Random Oracles (Boneh, Boyen, Eurocrypt 2004), "Round-Optimal Secure
Two-Party Computation" (Katz, Ostrovsky, Crypto 2004),
"Universally Composable Protocols with Relaxed Set-Up
Assumptions" (Boaz Barak, Ran Canetti, Jesper Buus Nielsen, Rafael Pass, FOCS
2004), "On the (Im)possibility of Cryptography with Imperfect Randomness"
(Yevgeniy Dodis, Shien Jin Ong, Manoj Prabhakaran, Amit Sahai, FOCS 2004),
"Cryptography in NC0", (Benny Applebaum, Yuval Ishai, Eyal Kushilevitz, FOCS
2004), "Efficient Instantiations of Tweakable Blockciphers and Refinements to Modes OCB and PMAC" (Rogaway, ASIACRYPT 2004)
|Feb 7 || Helger Lipmaa|| introduction
|Feb 24 || Mikko Kiviharju|| Fuzzy Extractors: How to Generate Strong Keys from
Biometrics and Other Noisy Data (Yevgeniy Dodis and Leonid Reyzin and Adam Smith, Eurocrypt 2004)||
|March 8 || Sven Laur|| Resource Bounded Unprovability of Computational Lower Bounds
(Tatsuaki Okamoto and Ryo Kashima)|| SLIDES
|March 10 || Johan Wallén|| "On the Possibility of One Message Weak Zero-Knowledge" (Boaz Barak and Rafael Pass, TCC 2004)|| SLIDES
|March 15 || Emilia Käsper|| "A New Class of Single Cycle T-functions" (Jin Hong, Dong Hoon Lee, Yongjin Yeom, and Daewan Han, FSE 2005)
|March 17 || Alexey Kirichenko|| Secure Hashed Diffie-Hellman over Non-DDH Groups
(Rosario Gennaro and Hugo Krawczyk and Tal Rabin, Eurocrypt 2004)|| SLIDES
|March 22 || Vesa Vaskelainen|| "Zero-Knowledge Proofs and String Commitments Withstanding Quantum Attacks" (Ivan Damgård,
Serge Fehr and Louis Salvail, Crypto 2004)|| SLIDES
|March 24 || Sami Vaarala|| "The Poly1305-AES Message-Authentication Code" (Daniel J. Bernstein, FSE 2005)||SLIDES
Signing up for the seminar
Fastest way: use Webtopi.
Please use webtopi if this is possible for you. If you are not from
your university (and thus do not have an account at webtopi, then please
send an email to helgertcs.hut.fi by 6 Feb 2005 with the following information:
- Name, student id, department
- Information about yourself (list of publications, prerequisites, work
experience that is relevant, description of your knowledge of area, a
short research plan...).
This "additional information" is not needed if you have participated in
Lipmaa's seminars before. Still, please send an email unless you register by
webtopi. (Even if you are present in the first seminar!)
See Lipmaa's cryptolinks page.
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Latest update: 22 March 2005.