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Securing Cyberspace: Applications and Foundations of Cryptography and Computer Security

Workshop III: Foundations of secure multi-party computation and zero-knowledge and its applications

November 13 - 17, 2006

Schedule and Presentations

Program Poster PDF

Hotel Accommodations and Air Travel

Organizing Committee

Boaz Barak (Princeton University)
Dan Boneh (Stanford University)
Ran Canetti (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)
Ronald Cramer (CWI, Amsterdam & Math Inst, Leiden University)
Shafi Goldwasser (MIT/Weizmann Institute)
Yuval Ishai (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Eyal Kushilevitz (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Rafail Ostrovsky (UCLA)
Amit Sahai (UCLA)

Scientific Background

``Networks lie at the core of the economic, political, and social fabric of the 21st century'' (quote from the 2005 NRC report on "Network Science). Networks are encountered in biological, engineered, or social systems, at many layers of abstraction, from physical structures at the microscopic level to more logical or virtual constructs at the macroscopic level. Prominent examples include bacterial transcriptional regulatory networks, metabolic networks, cellular neural networks, the immune system, the power grid, communication networks such as the Internet, transportation infrastructures such as the world-wide air transportation network, financial networks, health-care provider networks, and sexual contact networks.

To date, the mathematical study of networks has largely focused on static graph structures and their properties and has used ideas from such diverse fields as graph theory, probability theory (e.g., branching processes, infinite particle systems, Polya urns), statistical physics, computer science, etc. This workshop will bring together experts with diverse backgrounds to discuss current challenges in modeling and analyzing networked structures, with a specific focus on dynamics *of* networks (i.e., how do real-world networks such as the World-Wide-Web evolve over time) and dynamics *over* networks (i.e., for networks that carry some form of traffic, what is its dynamic and how does it interact with the network).


Benny Applebaum (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Ran Canetti (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)
Nishanth Chandran (UCLA)
Yevgeniy Dodis (New York University)
Serge Fehr (CWI (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science))
Juan Garay (Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories)
Jens Groth (UCLA)
Danny Harnik (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Yuval Ishai (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Stanislaw Jarecki (University of California, Irvine)
Jonathan Katz (University of Maryland)
Chiu-Yuen Koo (University of Maryland)
Eyal Kushilevitz (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Anna Lysyanskaya (Brown University)
Tal Malkin (Columbia University)
Shien Jin Ong (Harvard University)
Rafail Ostrovsky (UCLA)
Rafael Pass (Cornell University)
Manoj Prabhakaran (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tal Rabin (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)
Leonid Reyzin (Boston University)
Alon Rosen (Harvard University)
Amit Sahai (UCLA)
Adam Smith (UCLA)
Salil Vadhan (Harvard University)
Ivan Visconti (Università di Salerno)
Hoeteck Wee (UC Berkeley)
Enav Weinreb (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: SCWS3
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Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Email: ipam@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/scws3/

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