5-day minicourse on

Public Key Cryptography


Prof.Dr. Victor Shoup, Courant Institute, New York University, USA

Prof.Dr. Victor Shoup obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. Subsequently, he visited AT&T Bell Laboratories, the University of Toronto, the University of Saarland, Bellcore and the Network Security Group of IBM Zurich Research Lab. In the summer of 2002 he became professor at the Courant Institute in New York city. His research interests are in cryptography and algorithmic design. In cryptography his work concentrates on the design and analysis of practical and provably secure protocols. In the area of algorithms, his work on the polynomial factorization attracted significant attention. Victor Shoup was a Alexander von Humboldt Fellow during the period 1993-1995.

The course will focus on fundamental cryptographic primitives and protocols based on public key cryptography, including interactive identification schemes, signature schemes, and encryption schemes. The emphasis will be on formal definitions and rigorous proofs of security, while at the same time, we shall concentrate on quite practical protocols.

Time and place
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, May 12 - 16, 2003.

Admission fee
The admission fee for a minicourse is EURO 680. However, our courses are free of charge for EIDMA members and for university students.  Reductions or exemptions do apply to members of other academic insitiutes.

You can register by sending an e-mail to ms. Henny Houben at  eidma@tue.nl before April 28, 2003

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