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CSE 30th Anniversary Colloquium Speaker: Ran Canetti

December 2, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-5

Speaker: Ran Canetti, Professor, Boston University and Tel Aviv University
Time: December 2, 2016 at 12:15pm
Location: ITE 336
Title: Program Obfuscation: A Brave New World

Abstract: Program obfuscation is the art of writing programs in a way that renders the code unintelligible even to parties that can run it. Long the exclusive domain of heuristics and “programming tricks”, program obfuscation has recently taken the cryptographic community by storm. Indeed, the concept was shown to give a completely new way of obtaining familiar cryptographic primitives, as well as new ones that used to be mere fantasy.  It also has implications well beyond cryptography.  Yet, the plausibility of its existence is still far from being well understood: Current candidate constructions can only be proven secure under strong, specific, and non-standard hardness assumptions. 

The talk  will review some of the main notions, implications, and constructions  of program obfuscation. No prior knowledge of cryptography will be assumed.


December 2, 2016
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-5
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ITE 336
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Storrs, CT 06269-1006 United States
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