Friday, February 8, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:10am
KEC 1007

Speaker Information

Mike Rosulek
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Montana

Abstract

"Secure computation" allows a group of parties to carry out a computation on their combined private inputs, and learn only the outcome of the computation. This idea encompasses a wide range of problems such as elections, auctions, private data mining, zero-knowledge proofs; and it has led to many beautiful results in cryptography since its inception 30 years ago.

In this talk, I will describe recent work on secure computation that is aimed at making secure computation more realistic and practical. I will also discuss a vision for new cryptographic tools that will yield further improvements. The talk will be accessible to non-cryptographers.

Speaker Bio

Mike Rosulek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montana. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University. His research interests are in cryptography, focusing on secure computation protocols and computing on encrypted data. His research was recently recognized with the NSF's prestigious CAREER award for junior faculty.