Seminar: Amin Sakzad

Post-Quantum Public-key Encryption

SPEAKER: Dr Amin Sakzad,
Monash University
Date: Friday 31st August
Time: 3:00pm–4:00pm (Talk & Q/A)
Venue: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR)
RMIT City campus

The seminar will be followed by snacks and drinks
All students, staff and visitors are welcome

ABSTRACT: In a seminar in March Dr Sakzad introduced Titanium-CPA, a practical and optimised public-key encryption scheme based on the MP-LWE problem, building on the theoretical results reported in [RSSS17] that exploit the associativity property of the middle product. The Titanium cryptosystem was presented at the Workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World, hosted by NIST in April.

In this presentation Dr Sakzad will detail the constant-time implementation of Titanium as both a Public key system, and a Key Encapsulation Mechanism. Titanium is secure under adaptive chosen-ciphertext attacks (i.e. IND-CCA secure), assuming the classical random oracle model for the underlying hash functions.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr Amin Sakzad is a lecturer in the Clayton School of Information Technology at Monash University. Dr. Sakzad graduated with Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran, 2011. He has held resreach positons at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran, before arriving at Monash University. Dr. Sakzad is interested in applications of lattices in cryptography and wireless communications