A Personal Perspective on Cryptography
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 4:00 p.m., HS -101 (CS, Geb. 50.34)
Abstract: This talk showcases the role of hard problems in cryptography, both from a technical perspective (when the hardness of a computational problem like factoring large integers is used to derive security guarantees), and from a methodological perspective (when the hard problem is to determine how to best approach a difficult research question).
Since 2020, Dennis Hofheinz is a full professor at ETH Zurich's computer science department. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Before he joined ETH, Dennis was an assistant professor and full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Dennis works on the foundations of cryptography, and in particular on the design and analysis of cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption and signatures).