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WPI Cryptoseminar, Wednesday, 10/7 (fwd)

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From: Christof Paar <[email protected]>
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Subject: WPI Cryptoseminar, Wednesday, 10/7 (fwd)
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Here we go again. Our seminar series starts next week on a regular base.


       WPI Cryptography and Information Security Seminar

                       Christof Paar, WPI


                       Wednesday, October 7
                         4:00 pm,  AK 108
                    (refreshments at 3:45 pm)

It is probably widely known that DES expires as a federal encryption
standard by the end of 1998. Currently NIST is overseeing the development of
a new block cipher, AES, which will become the DES successor.

The development process for AES is highly interesting as it has been (as of
yet) been a public process: Everyone was able to submit candidate algorithms
which are currently publicly reviewed.

My talk will mainly follow the excellent presentations by Miles Smid, who
is with NIST, at the AES1 and CRYPTO '98 conferences in August. I will
briefly review the main requirements for AES and talk about the submitted
algorithms. The talk will conclude with a description of how the AES
selection process will continue.



The WPI Cryptoseminar is being held in the Atwater Kent building on the
WPI campus. The Atwater Kent building is at the intersection of West and
Salisbury Street for those coming from outside. Directions to the campus
can be found at http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/directions.html


8/12  Kris Gaj, George Mason University
      Quantum Computers and Classical Supercomputers as a Threat to
      Existing Ciphers.

10/6  Christof Paar, WPI
      Report on AES

10/14 David Finkel, WPI
      Performance and Security in Web-based Electronic Commerce

10/28 Thomas Blum, WPI
      Efficient FPGA Architectures for Public-Key Algorithms

[other talks to be announced]

See also http://ece.WPI.EDU/Research/crypt/seminar/index.html for
abstracts of some of the talks.


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together with abstracts, please send me a short mail. Likewise, if you want
to be removed from the list, just send me a short mail.


Christof Paar

Christof Paar                   http://ee.wpi.edu/People/faculty/cxp.html
Assistant Professor             email:  [email protected]
Cryptography Group              phone:  (508) 831 5061
ECE Department, WPI             fax:    (508) 831 5491
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Worcester, MA 01609, USA

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