Privacy and Security: Can We Achieve Both with Cryptography?



Dan Boneh, Stanford University

Date and Time

May 4, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Encina Hall (2nd floor)

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 some 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 audience.
About the Speaker: Dr. Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University where he heads the applied cryptography group. Dr. Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, security for mobile devices, web security, and cryptanalysis.  He is the author of over a hundred publications in the field and is a recipient of the Godel prize, the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the RSA award in mathematics and five best paper awards.  In 2011 Dr. Boneh received the Ishii award for industry education innovation.

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