TU/e code: 2E941
5-day minicourse on
Eindhoven, October 8 - 12, 2007
Prof. Ueli Maurer
Dr. Renato Renner
University of Cambridge
Prof. Ueli Maurer heads the Information Security and Cryptography Research Group of ETH Zurich. His research interests include information security, theory and applications of cryptography, theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, and information theory. Maurer obtained his degrees from ETH Zurich (M.Sc. 1985, Ph.D. 1990). From 1990 to 1991 he was DIMACS research fellow at Princeton University, and in 1992 he joined the CS Department at ETH Zurich where he is a full professor. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptology, Editor-in-Chief (with Ronald Rivest) of Springer Verlag's book series in Information Security and Cryptography, and serves on the Board of Directors of the IACR. He also served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was the 2000 Rademacher Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Renato Renner is currently a HP research fellow with the Centre for Quantum Computation in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the university of Cambridge, UK. His research interests include classical and quantum cryptography and information theory. Renner studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Zürich (ETHZ), where he graduated in theoretical physics (2000). From 2001 to 2005 he was a research assistant with the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at ETHZ. He received his PhD degree (with honors) in Natural Sciences for his thesis on the security of quantum key distribution (2005). Renner is married with two children.
This is a short-course on cryptography concentrating on conceptual aspects. We present an abstract approach to defining, reasoning about, and proving cryptographic security. Information-theoretic security is emphasized, but the approach extends to computational security. The goal of the approach is to treat definitional and technical issues at the right levels of abstraction, thereby making proofs as simple and general as possible. Some of the discussed topics are encryption, authentication, key agreement (including quantum protocols), oblivious transfer, and secure multi-party computation.
Time and Place
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
October 8 - 12, 2007
The admission fee for a minicourse is EUR 300 for university staff members and PhD students, and EUR 500 for people from industry. EIDMA and DIAMANT members receive a reduction of EUR 100 on these amounts. Registered Dutch EIDMA PhD students may attend free of charge. DIAMANT offers limited extra support for its members. Young mathematicians get priority, but otherwise the "first come, first serve" principle applies. To apply for this additional DIAMANT support please follow the instructions on the registration form. For undergraduate students special conditions apply.
You can register by sending a completed registration form to mrs. Rianne van Lieshout / mrs. Anita Klooster at email@example.com.
Deadline for registration is September 28, 2007.
Please note that your registration is only official after our written confirmation of its receipt.
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