RISCS Hosts 11/9 Charles River Crypto Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Hariri Institute for Computing, Seminar Room
111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

Sponsored and hosted by the Hariri Institute and the BU Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS), the Charles River Crypto Day brings together academics and research scientists from local universities and research labs to discuss recent advances in cryptography. The Charles River Crypto Day series, which is open to the public, is a recurring networking opportunity for faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and research scientists pursuing basic cryptography research in the Greater Boston Area. The event is free, but registration is required.


9:30 – 10:00 Coffee/Welcome
10:00 – 11:00 Elette Coyle (IDC Herzilya), Can We Access a Database Both Locally and Privately?
11:15 – 12:15 Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann), Constraint Hiding Constrained PRFs from LWE
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)
1:15 – 2:15 David Wu (Stanford), Quasi-Optimal SNARGs via Linear Multi-Prover Interactive Proofs
2:15 – 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 – 3:30 Daniel Wichs (Northeastern), Obfuscating Compute-and-Compare Programs under LWE

Thank you to the Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) project for support of Charles River Crypto Day.