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Cryptography from Zero Knowledge: Advanced Security and New Constructions

PhD defence, Tuesday 28 June 2022. Akira Takahashi.

Akira Takahashi

During his PhD studies, Akira Takahashi researched various cryptographic algorithms constructed from zero knowledge proofs. Zero knowledge proofs are a powerful tool in cryptology since they form the foundation of many efficient non-interactive proofs, identifications, digital signatures, etc. The new research findings contribute to the study of such schemes under advanced attacker models and novel constructions with extended functionalities.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 17:00
Place: Building 5510, room 104, Lille Auditorium, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, 15, 8200 Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: Cryptography from Zero Knowledge: Advanced Security and New Constructions

Contact information: Akira Takahashi, e-mail: takahashi@cs.au.dk, tel.: +45 50210315

Members of the assessment committee:

Associate Professor Dario Fiore, IMDEA Software Institute , Spain

Associate Professor Nadia Heninger,
Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA

Professor Ira Assent (chair), Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:

Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Diego F. Aranha, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, second floor, 8200 Aarhus N.

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