Join us on December 5 as we welcome Dan Boneh from Stanford University as part of our Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Boneh's research interests include applied cryptography and computer security. The event will take place at 2:30p in CEWIT, Room 200. (View a full listing of our DLS talks for 2014-2015 here. ) Details of Dan Boneh's talk are presented below:
TITLE: Privacy and Security: Achieving Both with Cryptography
ABSTRACT: In many real-world settings the need for security is often at odds with the desire to protect user privacy. In this talk we will describe recent cryptographic mechanisms that can be used to resolve this tension. In doing so we will present developments in cryptography of the past few years as well as areas for future work. The talk will be self contained and intended for a broad Computer Science audience.
BIO: Dr. Boneh heads the applied crypto group at the Computer Science department at Stanford University. Dr. Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, security for handheld devices, web security, digital copyright protection, and cryptanalysis. He is a recipient of the Goedel Prize, the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the Terman Award, and the RSA award in mathematics. Dr. Boneh received his PhD from Princeton University in 1996 and joined Stanford in 1997.