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CESCA Seminar: An FHE Implementation based on NTRU

12:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Friday, October 4, 2013
Location: Lavery Hall 350

Dr. Berk Sunar, Associate Professor and Director of Vernam Security Lab, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will be the speaker.

Abstract: In this talk we first present an overview of recent advances in fully homomorphic encryption. We discuss several applications and point out simplifications to trusted hardware achieved by the application of such primitives. The talk proceeds with new implementation results for the Alt-Lopez, Tromer, Vaikuntanathan (LTV) fully homomorphic encryption scheme. More specifically, first we discuss parameter selection problem for the NTRU variant. Later we discuss specific optimizations for our batched LTV implementation. We share implementation results on a CPU platform and preliminary results for an ASIC implementation.

Speaker bio: Berk Sunar received his BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Oregon State University in December 1998. After briefly working as a member of the research faculty at Oregon State University, Sunar has joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor. Since July 2006, he is serving as an Associate Professor. He is currently heading the Vernam Security Laboratory ( Sunar received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2002. He was the co-editor of CHES 2005 and WAIFI 2007 and is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers. His research interests include efficient cryptography and hardware security. Sunar is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR) professional societies.


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