01.06.2021 12:00 Prof. Kazue Sako, (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan): Cryptography for Transparent Society

MI 02.08.011 (Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching)

Digital society is built heavily on information and communication technology (ICT). However, programs running on computers are invisible, thus it is difficult to observe when these technologies are being misused, harming individuals and society.

Cryptography studies mechanisms to control information flow or restrict certain procedures within a network of systems. Moreover, it provides verification means to ensure that each entity is behaving according to a predetermined set of rules. Therefore, they are important tools for designing secure and fair systems and bring transparency in digital society. Mathematics is necessary to make sure that cryptographic protocols and primitives achieve the designed criteria.

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