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Open Faculty Position in Security Eng...

Open Faculty Position in Security Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at all ranks, commensurate with qualifications. Required qualifications for the position include; an earned Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: security engineering, […]

Enabling Practical Secure Computing t...

Enabling Practical Secure Computing through Fully Homomorphic Encryption

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3 pm in AK 233: Enabling Practical Secure Computing through Fully Homomorphic Encryption Presenter: Dr. Kurt Rohloff (Raytheon BBN Technologies) Abstract: The first major breakthrough of theoretical computer science in the 21st century was the discovery of Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). This breakthrough has provided the possibility for secure computation […]

Applied Crypto Seminar: Advances in I...

Applied Crypto Seminar: Advances in Implementations of Code-based Cryptography on Embedded Systems

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10 am in AK 233 Tim Güneysu (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany) will talk on: Advances in Implementations of Code-based Cryptography on Embedded Systems Abstract: Recent public-key schemes are either based on the factorization or the discrete logarithm problem. Since both problems are closely related, a major breakthrough in cryptanalysis (e.g., with […]

On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 am in AK 233, Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & UMASS Amherst) will talk on: Embedded Security for the Internet of Things Abstract: Through the prevalence of interconnected embedded systems, the vision of ubiquitous computing has become reality over the last few years. As part of this development, embedded security […]

Seminar: On the complexity of computi...

Seminar: On the complexity of computing discrete logarithms in the field GF(3^{6·509})

On Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10 am in AK 233 Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico) will talk on: On the complexity of computing discrete logarithms in the field GF(3^{6·509}) Abstract: In 2013, Joux, and then Barbulescu, Gaudry, Joux and Thomé, presented new algorithms for computing discrete logarithms in finite fields of small and medium characteristic. In […]

Upcoming Seminar Talk: Side-Channel C...

Upcoming Seminar Talk: Side-Channel Countermeasures for Hardware: is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1 pm in AK 219 Amir Moradi (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) will talk on: SIDE-CHANNEL COUNTERMEASURES FOR HARDWARE: IS THERE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? Abstract: Counteracting side-channel attacks (DPA), known as a serious threat to cryptographic devices, is a must for today’s security-related products. Due to the less […]