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SUMMARY:Unlikely Friendships: Fruitful Interplay of Mathematical Structures
in Cryptography
DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Shweta Agrawal (Indian Institute of Technology\, Madra
s)\n\nAbstract: \nThe security of cryptographic protocols is based on the
conjectured intractability of some mathematical problem\, typically a sin
gle problem. However\, in some cases\, novel constructions emerge out of
the surprising interplay of seemingly disparate mathematical structures a
nd conjectured hard problems on these. Though unusual\, this cooperation b
etween assumptions\, when it happens\, can lead to progress on important o
pen problems. This sometimes paves the way for subsequent improvements\, w
hich may even eliminate the multiplicity and reduce security to a single a
ssumption.\nIn this talk\, I will give examples from recent work that have
benefited from this interplay\, leveraging diverse mathematical structur
es and assumptions in a way that yields more than a "sum of parts"\, and l
eads to surprising progress in longstanding problems.\nShort Bio:\nDr. Shw
eta Agrawal is a professor at the Computer Science and Engineering departm
ent\, at the Indian Institute of Technology\, Madras. She earned her PhD a
t the University of Texas at Austin\, and did her postdoctoral work at the
University of California\, Los Angeles. Her area of research is cryptogra
phy with a focus on post quantum cryptography. She has won multiple awards
and honours such as the Swarnajayanti award\, the ACM India award for Out
standing Contributions to Computing by a Woman\, a best paper award at Eur
ocrypt\, Google India faculty award\, BY award for excellence in research
and teaching\, invited speaker at prestigious conferences like Asiacrypt a
nd "Women in Mathematics" and program co-chair for the flagship conference
Asiacrypt.\n
URL:https://www.tcs.tifr.res.in/web/events/1396
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LOCATION:via Zoom in A201
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