Research Seminar in Cryptography
Seminar coordinator: Vitaly Skachek
First meeting: September 9th, Mon., 12:15 - 14:00, J. Liivi 2-512 (note that there is no meeting on September 2nd!)
Office hours: Tue. 10:00-12:00, J. Liivi 2-216 (or by appointment)
Contact: Vitaly Skachek
The main aim of the course is to introduce a variety of research topics from the fields of Computer Security and Cryptology. Participation in the seminar is especially recommended to Bachelor or Master's students who consider specializing in these areas.
A student will be required to write and present a research report on one of the proposed topics. This work is evaluated by PASS or FAIL grade and gives 3 EAP.
There is an option for extended form of participation in the seminar. This option leads to additional 3 EAP and a grade. Typically the student will provide a novel solution or implementation. This is done by taking the individual course (MTAT.07.020 Special Assignment in Cryptography), and it requires agreement of a supervisor and the seminar organizer.
This semester we plan to introduce some changes in the format of the seminar.
List of presentations and reports: list-assigned-projects-04
September 30: Deadline for selection of topic and supervisor
Saad Usman Khan, Neuroscience meets cryptography, supervised by Helger Lipmaa
Ivo Kubjas, Fuming acid and cryptanalysis: handy tools for overcoming a digital locking and access control system, supervised by Dominique Unruh
Alisa Pankova, Verifiable computation, supervised by Helger Lipmaa
Tiit Pikma, Stealthy dopant-level hardware trojans, supervised by Dominique Unruh
Prastudy Fauzi, On the security of the TLS protocol: a systematic analysis, supervised by Dominique Unruh
Toomas Krips, Secure two-party computation, supervised by Helger Lipmaa
Arnis Parsovs, Bitcoin, supervised by Dominique Unruh
Tiina Turban, Security of cars, supervised by Dominique Unruh
Pille Pullonen, New approaches to formalizing composability, supervised by Peeter Laud
Ehsan Ebrahimi Targhi, Locally decodable codes, supervised by Vitaly Skachek