##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### AWM Colloquium

## Kristin Lauter

#### Microsoft Research

## Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications

##### Abstract:

\indent In the last 25 years, Elliptic Curve Cryptography has become a mainstream primitive for cryptographic protocols and applications. This talk will give a survey of elliptic curve cryptography and its applications, including applications of pairing-based cryptography which are built with elliptic curves. One of the information-theoretic applications I will cover is a solution to prevent pollution attacks in content distribution networks such as BitTorrent which use network coding to achieve optimal throughput. Another application I will cover is to privacy of electronic medical records and billings systems.

Host: AWM

### May 6, 2011

### 4:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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