Modern Cryptography Concepts: Hype or Hope

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:00am11:45am

Radia Perlman, Dell EMC Corporation


There are many topics that get a lot of press, some that are the focus of many academic papers but have not escaped into the popular press, and others that are covered in both. It is important to be able to approach these things with skepticism. Some of the ones in academic literature are so hard to read that even though they might be interesting, it would be hard for anyone outside of academia to understand. Some (like homomorphic encryption), have escaped into popular media, but without the true understanding of how inefficient they might be.

Radia Perlman, Dell EMC

Radia Perlman is a Fellow at EMC. She has made many contributions to the fields of network routing and security protocols including robust and scalable network routing, spanning tree bridging, storage systems with assured delete, and distributed computation resilient to malicious participants. She wrote the textbook Interconnections, and cowrote the textbook Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World. She holds over 100 issued patents. She has received numerous awards, including induction into the Inventor Hall of Fame, induction into the Internet Hall of fame, election to National Academy of Engineering, and lifetime achievement awards from ACM's SIGCOMM and from USENIX. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.

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title = {Modern Cryptography Concepts: Hype or Hope},
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