16:198:500:01 Light Seminar: Secure Computation

Prof. Rebecca Wright, Jason Perry
Rutgers University
Spring 2013

Time: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm
Location: CoRE 305

Seminar Description

Secure computation (SC) allows two or more parties to communicate with each other to compute a function of their joint inputs while providing various security guarantees, the most essential being that no party can learn anything about the other parties' inputs beyond the output of the computation. Since being introduced in the 1980's, there have been tremendous advances in both the theory and the practice of secure computation.

This light seminar/reading group will survey classic and state-of-the-art results in the field. After the initial meeting, we will take turns presenting papers. All attendants should read the papers to be presented before each meeting.


Date Paper(s) or Topic Presenter
February 5 Overview and introduction to secure computation, [BGW88]
Prof. Wright
February 12 Bellare/Hoang/Rogaway
Prof. Cash
February 19 Bellare/Hoang/Rogaway, continued
Prof. Cash
February 26 [BMR90]
March 5 Fairplay and Beyond [MNPS04], [HEKM11], [KSS12]
Josef Wegehaupt
March 19 Kreuter, Shelat, Shen
Luan Nguyen
March 26 [LDDM12]
April 9 High-level optimizations for compiling to circuits
Josef Wegehaupt
April 16 Selective Private Function Evaluation [CIK+01]
April 23 Fully Homomorphic Encryption [Gentry09]
Debayan Gupta
April 30 NO MEETING - go to the DIMACS Cryptology Workshop!

Surveys / Lecture Notes / Slides

These links are intended as general references and to provide helpful background information. They will not be presented in the seminar.


The following is a list of papers appropriate to present in the seminar. More papers will be added as the semester progresses. If there are papers not on this list that you think should be added, let us know.

Last updated 2013-04-10 by
jasperry (at) cs.rutgers.edu