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Doctoral seminar (Reading Group)

Course Outline

Periodic seminar sessions organized by the chair, where a speaker presents his/her research or some latest work. Students are also welcome to participate/attend. For participation students are required to mail the co-ordinator with a short background of their academic record and their motivation. Participating students will be informed about the schedule for each session promptly via e-mail. Participating students can take this as a seminar of 5 ETCS credits.

Please send a mail to the co-ordinator if you are interested to participate in this reading group.

As a seminar

In order to receive a seminar certificate counting for 5 credit points you have to fulfill the following tasks:

  • Read and present 3 papers in the area of algorithmic cryptography, which appeared in top tier conferences. You will decide which papers to present in accordance with us. Each presentation takes 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute discussion round. The presentation must be supported by slides. At least one week before the actual presentation you have to send the slides to us and you will get feedback on how to improve them.
  • You have to attend 4 more reading group sessions, i.e., 7 sessions in total. These do not have to be in a row. We count the sessions in which you are present.

Schedule

Date Time Speaker Title More Info
16/12/2016 15:00 – 16:00 Bernardo Magri Redactable Blockchain – or – Rewriting History in Bitcoin and Friends Download paper
05/04/2017 11:00 – 12:00 Giulio Malavolta Controlled Functional Encryption Download paper
12/04/2017 11:00 – 12:00 Gulio Malavolta Controlled Functional Encryption –  part 2 Download paper
13/06/2017 11:00 – 12:00 Katharina & Dominic Secure third party computation on Genomic data
13/06/2017 12:00 – 12:45 Christoph Egger Password Security
21/06/2017 11:30 – 12:30 Bernardo Magri Everlasting security
28/06/2017 14:00 – 15:30 Aravind and Viktoria Monero
04/07/2017 11:00 – 12:30 Giulio Malavolta Ring signatures in the standard model
11/07/2017 10:30 – 11:30 Dominic Deuber Universal circuits Download paper
18/07/2017 10:30 – 11:30 Aravind Ouroboros Download paper
25/07/2017 10:30 – 11:30 Dominic Deuber Let’s play LEGO Download paper
15/11/2017 13:30 – 14:30 Aravind The Bitcoin Backbone protocol with chains of variable difficulty Download paper
22/11/2017 13:30 – 14:30 Viktoria Overcoming Impossibility results using Blockchains Download paper
29/11/2017 13:30 – 14:30 Dominic Smart Contracts Download paper
06/12/2017 13:30 – 14:30 Bernardo OmniLedger Download paper
27/02/2018 – 02/03/2018 15:00 – 16:00 Nico Döttling Lattices
14/03/2018 15:00 – 16:00 Russell Lai Snarks – SSP/SAP/QSP/QAP
18/04/2018 15:00 – 16:00 Christoph Egger 0-RTT Key Exchange with Full Forward Secrecy
24/05/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Aravind Ouroboros Praos Download Paper
07/06/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Dominic Tangle Download Paper
28/06/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Giulio Oblivious RAM lower bound Download Paper
05/07/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Bernardo Backdoored Hash fucntions Download Paper
12/07/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Dominique Hawk Download Paper
18/07/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Katharina Yet Another compiler of Active Security Download Paper
26/07/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Viktoria Fruitchains Download Paper
02/08/2018 11:00 – 12:00 Russell Bitcoin backbone Download Paper

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