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Mathematics Club Talk - VIRTUAL

Mathematics Club Talk - VIRTUAL

Speaker:      Dr. Jonathan Katz
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

Abstract:      The RSA cryptosystem was introduced in 1978, and -- because it is often taught in undergraduate math classes -- is perhaps the most widely known public-key encryption scheme. But is it secure? To answer this question, we will need to define what we mean by security; understand what hardness assumptions we are making; and then try to prove security of the scheme. By the end of this talk you should have a better understanding of what modern cryptography entails, and why the RSA scheme you may have covered in one lecture in a discrete math class has occupied the attention of cryptographers for the past 40 years.

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Meeting ID: 980 2130 7244
Passcode: 98758451

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:20pm to 3:00pm

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Event Type

Arts & Culture, Lectures, Virtual


Academic Affairs, Mathematics (Department of), Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Target Audience

Students, Faculty

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