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Uploaded on Aug 8, 2012
Speaker: Kristin Lauter of Microsoft Research and UW Title: Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications Abstract: 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. No prior knowledge about elliptic curves is required for this talk. One of the information-theoretic applications I will cover is a solution to prevent pollution attacks in content distribution networks which use network coding to achieve optimal throughput. One solution is based on a pairing-based signature scheme using elliptic curves. I will also discuss some applications to privacy of electronic medical records, and implications for secure and private cloud storage and cloud computing.