Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar I

Topic: Breaking the Circuit-Size Barrier in Secret Sharing

Speaker: Vinod Vaikuntanathan

Affiliation: MIT

Date & Time: Monday October 15th, 2018, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Location: Simonyi Hall 101

Video: https://video.ias.edu/csdm/2018/1015-VinodVaikuntanathan

We will describe a recently discovered connection between private information retrieval and secret sharing, and a new secret-sharing scheme for general access structures that breaks a long-conjectured exponential barrier. Based on joint work with Tianren Liu and Hoeteck Wee.