1 June 2011

Kristin Lauter speaks about Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications

Salle Verte, 5th floor,
INRIA Antenne Parisienne,
23 avenue d’Italie

Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications
Kristin Lauter
Microsoft Research, Redmond

In the last 25 years, Elliptic Curve Cryptography has become a mainstream primitive for cryptographic protocols and applications. This talk will give a survey of elliptic curve cryptography and its applications, including applications of pairing-based cryptography which are built with elliptic curves. One of the information-theoretic applications I will cover is a solution to prevent pollution attacks in content distribution networks such as BitTorrent which use network coding to achieve optimal throughput. Another application I will cover is to privacy of electronic medical records and billings systems.