Grant / January 2020

New Frontiers in Public-Key Cryptography

Use of cryptographic encryption methods for maintaining the privacy of our personal communications over the Internet is ubiquitous. However, as all our devices get connected to the Internet and all our data is shipped to third-party servers, new security problems arise. Unfortunately, traditional cryptographic encryption schemes are not suitable for many of these settings. The focus of this project is to realize sophisticated encryption schemes for securing the future Internet while making the minimal computational intractability assumptions essential to their realization.