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Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography PEC

Special Topics on Privacy and Public Auditability

The “Special Topics on Privacy and Public Auditability” (STPPA) series is organized by the Privacy Enhancing Cryptography (PEC) project in the Cryptographic Technology Group at NIST-ITL-CSD. Each event will include talks on various interconnected topics related to privacy and public auditability. The goal is to convey basic technical background, incite curiosity, suggest research questions and discuss applications, with an emphasis on the role of cryptographic tools.

Below is a list of past or scheduled events, with links to further details.


Event details: https://csrc.nist.gov/events/2021/stppa3

Date and time (tentative): July 06, 2021, 13:30--16:30 EDT

Featured topics: Private Information Retrieval (PIR), Searchable encryption, Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE)

Schedule: Three invited talks and one panel. More details to be announced soon

  • 13:30--13:40: Intro to event
  • 13:40--14:20: Talk on Private Information Retrieval (PIR), by Elaine Shi
  • 14:20--15:00: Talk on Searchable Encryption, by Seny Kamara
  • 15:00--15:10: Break
  • 15:10--15:50: Talk on Homomorphic Encryption (HE), by Kristin Lauter
  • 15:50--16:30: Panel -- informal conversation with all the speakers

Location / format: Webex video-conference event; attendance will be open and free to the public, but requires registration.

Event details: https://csrc.nist.gov/Events/2021/stppa2

Attendance is open and free to the public, but requires Webex registration.

Featured topics: private set intersection, secure multi-party computation.

List of talks:

Metadata Video

Title: Brief comments on PEC and STPPA

Speaker: Luís Brandão (NIST/Strativia).

Media: Slides and video.

Title: A Brief Overview of Private Set Intersection

Speaker: Mike Rosulek (Oregon State University)

Media: Slides and video

Title: Secure computation on datasets

Speakers: Steve Lu (Stealth Software Technologies) and Rafail Ostrovsky (UCLA)

Media: Slides and video

Title: Panel: PEC for privacy and public auditability

Panelists (the invited speakers): Steve Lu, Rafail Ostrovsky and Mike Rosulek

Moderators (the PEC team):  Luís Brandão (NIST/Strativia), René Peralta (NIST), Angela Robinson (NIST)

Media: Slide and video

(Note: The original schedule had planned an additional talk, which was postponed to a future event.)

Event details: https://csrc.nist.gov/Events/2020/stppa1

Featured topics: public randomness and auditability; differential privacy; census data; fake videos.

List of talks:

Metadata Video

Title: Randomness beacons as enablers of public auditability

Speaker: Luís Brandão (NIST)

Media: Slides and video.

Title: De-Identification and Differential Privacy

Speaker: Simson Garfinkel (U.S. Census Bureau)

Media: Slides and video.

Title: Deploying differential privacy for the 2020 census of population and housing

(Impromptu alternative to "Differential Privacy at the US Census Bureau: Status Report")

Speaker: Simson Garfinkel (U.S. Census Bureau)

Media: Slides (alternative slide-deck "...: status report") and video

Title: What math and physics can do to combat fake videos

Speaker: Charles Bennett (IBM)

Media: Video.

Attendance is open and free to the public, but subject to NIST-campus access requirements (in case of physical event) or registration (in case of virtual event).

You may send questions, comments or feedback to "pec-stppa at nist dot gov".

Contacts

Reach the PEC team at:
crypto-privacy@nist.gov

Luís T. A. N. Brandão

Angela Robinson

René Peralta

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography, privacy

Created January 03, 2017, Updated June 08, 2021