Conference on Mathematics of Cryptography

August 31-September 3, 2015
at the University of California, Irvine

The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Monday August 31
8:30 Shuttle from Wyndham Hotel
9:00-9:30 Refreshments
9:30-10:45 Daniele Micciancio on "Lattice Cryptography: Introduction and Open Questions"   slides   video
11:15-12 Dan Boneh on "Algebraic Multilinear Maps?"   video
12-2 Lunch
2-3:05 Kristin Lauter on "Attacks on Ring Learning with Errors"   slides   video
3:35-4:50 Jeff Hoffstein on "Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption via Number Fields and Finite Fields"   video
4:55-5:10 Andrew Pollington on SaTC and other NSF opportunities
5:30-7 Welcome Picnic
7:15-8:30 Open Problems session run by Daniele Micciancio
8:30 Shuttle to Wyndham Hotel
Tuesday September 1
8:30 Shuttle from Wyndham Hotel
9-9:30 Refreshments
9:30-10:30 Koji Nuida on "A Simple Framework for Noise-Free Construction of Fully Homomorphic Encryption from a Special Class of Non-Commutative Groups"   slides   video
10:45-12:15 Antonio Nicolosi on "Cryptography via Burnside Groups"   slides   video
12:15-12:30 Group Photo
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:45 Dan Boneh and Craig Gentry on applications of non-abelian groups, FHE, and multilinear maps   video1   video2
3:45+ Travel to Balboa Peninsula
5:30-7:30 Sunset Cruise (with pizza) in Newport Beach
Wednesday September 2
8:30 Shuttle from Wyndham Hotel
9-9:30 Refreshments
9:30-10:30 Léo Ducas on "Recovering Short Generators of Principal Ideals in Cyclotomic Rings"   slides   video
11-12 Chris Peikert on "Recovering Short Generators of Principal Ideals: Extensions and Open Problems"   slides   video
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:45 Oded Regev on an algorithm for the Shortest Vector Problem   pdf slides   Powerpoint slides   video
4:05-5:40 Stacey Jeffery on "Quantum Homomorphic Encryption"   slides   video
6 Dinner
6:40-8 Open Problems session
8 Shuttle to Wyndham Hotel
Thursday September 3
8:30 Shuttle from Wyndham Hotel
9-9:30 Refreshments
9:30-10:40 Mariana Raykova on attacks on multilinear maps   slides   video
11-12 Kristin Lauter on "Parameters for Homomorphic Encryption"   slides   video
12-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Ted Chinburg on "Capacity Theory and Cryptography"   slides   video
2:45-3:30 Open Problems session run by Craig Gentry   video
4 and 5:30 Shuttles to Wyndham Hotel
(optional) For anyone sticking around, there's a First Thursdays Art Walk in the evening in Laguna Beach

Apologies for problems with the audio on some of the videos.

Location: Natural Sciences II, Room 1201


Program Committee:
Craig Gentry
Daniel Kane
Kristin Lauter
Hendrik W. Lenstra, Jr
Daniele Micciancio
Alice Silverberg (Chair)

Local Organizing Committee:
Nathan Kaplan
Karl Rubin
Alice Silverberg (Chair)