Conference on Mathematics of Cryptography

Monday, August 31 to Thursday, September 3, 2015
at the University of California, Irvine

Conference Description:
The conference brought together a diverse group of researchers, especially mathematicians and cryptographers, and exposed them to new problems and some tools to tackle them. One goal of the conference was to use mathematics to find efficient and practical ways to compute on encrypted data without the necessity for decrypting. To encourage discussion and interaction, there were Open Problems sessions and time for discussion.

We encourage the participation of women and members of other underrepresented groups.

Sponsor: Funding was provided by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The boat trip was funded by Karl Rubin's Thorp Chair.

Speaker List:
Dan Boneh
Ted Chinburg
Léo Ducas
Craig Gentry
Jeffrey Hoffstein
Stacey Jeffery
Kristin Lauter
Daniele Micciancio
Antonio Nicolosi
Koji Nuida
Chris Peikert
Mariana Raykova
Oded Regev

Click here for Schedule, videos, and slides.

Location: Natural Sciences II, Room 1201, at the University of California, Irvine. Campus map (with key on page 2). The conference begins at 9 am on Monday, and ends around 5 pm or so on Thursday. The Wyndham Hotel will provide shuttles between the hotel and the conference site each day of the conference. Pay parking is available in Lot 16. UCI honors quarterly and annual faculty/staff permits from other University of California campuses in our unmarked parking spaces: click here for the rules on parking reciprocity.

Travel: The closest airport is the Orange County (John Wayne) Airport, airport code SNA. For most international travel the best airport will be LAX. If you arrive at SNA you can phone the Wyndham Hotel at 949-863-1999 to be picked up by their hotel shuttle.

Hotel: The Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel is offering a discounted rate to conference participants. The rate is $109/night, including complimentary WiFi, parking, and shuttle service to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport. Click here for the booking link. A block of rooms is being held until August 7. After that, if rooms are available you can reserve one at the "Mathematics of Cryptography Conference at UCI" rate by contacting Bianca Gilman or Yalda Ayoub at 949-471-1253 or Corrynne Santana at

Registration: There is no registration fee, but we need all attendees to register. If you plan to attend the conference, or have questions, please send an email to Alice Silverberg

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)