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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.


Details TBA. STPPA#4 may happen in late 2021.

Event details (abstracts, bios, registration): https://csrc.nist.gov/events/2021/stppa3

Time and place: July 06, 2021, 13:30--16:45 EDT @ virtual event by video conference

Featured topics: private information retrieval (PIR), encrypted search, fully homomorphic encryption (FHE)

Structure: welcome; three invited talks; panel conversation

Metadata Video

Title: STPPA#3 Welcome

Approximate start time: 13:30 EDT

Media: Slides and video.

Slide STPPA3 Welcom

Title: Private Information Retrieval with Near-Optimal Online Bandwidth and Time

Speaker: Elaine Shi (Carnegie Mellon University)

Approximate start time: 13:40 EDT

Media: Slides and video.

Slide PIR talk

Title: Encrypted Search

Speaker: Seny Kamara (Brown University)

Approximate start time: 14:25 EDT

Media: Slides and video.

Slide Encrypted Search

Title: Private AI: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

Speaker: Kristin Lauter (Facebook AI Research)

Approximate start time: 15:15 EDT

Media: Slides and video.

Slide Private AI

Title: Panel: PEC for privacy and public auditability

Panelists (the invited speakers): Seny Kamara (Brown University); Kristin Lauter (Facebook AI Research); Elaine Shi (Carnegie Mellon University)

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

Approximate start time: 16:05 EDT

Media: Slide and video.

Slide Panel STPPA3

Event details (abstracts, bios, registration): https://csrc.nist.gov/Events/2021/stppa2

Time and place: April 19, 2021, 13:00--16:00 EDT @ virtual event by video conference

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

Structure: introduction; two invited talks; panel conversation

Metadata: Video

Title: STPPA#2 Intro: Brief comments on PEC and STPPA

Speaker: Luís Brandão (NIST/Strativia).

Approximate start time: 13:05 EDT

Media: Slides and video.

Title: A Brief Overview of Private Set Intersection

Speaker: Mike Rosulek (Oregon State University)

Approximate start time: 13:15 EDT

Media: Slides and video

Title: Secure computation on datasets

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

Approximate start time: 13:55 EDT

Media: Slides and video

Title: Panel: PEC for privacy and public auditability

Panelists (the invited speakers): Steve Lu (Stealth Software Technologies), Rafail Ostrovsky (UCLA) and Mike Rosulek (Oregon State University)

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

Approximate start time: 15:10 EDT

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; video time-authentication.

Time and place: January 27, 2020, 10:00--15:00 EST @ NIST Gaithersburg (Building 101, Lecture room B)

Metadata Video

Title: Randomness beacons as enablers of public auditability

Speaker: Luís Brandão (NIST)

Approximate start time: 10:15 EST

Media: Slides and video.

Title: De-Identification and Differential Privacy

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

Approximate start time: 10:45 EST

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)

Approximate start time: 11:45 EST

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

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

Speaker: Charles Bennett (IBM Research)

Approximate start time: 14:00 EST

Media: Video.

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

Questions, comments or feedback can be sent to "pec-stppa at nist dot gov".

Contacts

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

Luís T. A. N. Brandão

René Peralta

Angela Robinson

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography, privacy

Created January 03, 2017, Updated October 14, 2021