PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov.

Title:Using elliptic and hyperelliptic curves in pairing-based cryptography
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Kirsten Eisentraeger, Penn State
Over the past years, many new and exciting cryptographic schemes based on pairings have been suggested, including one-round three-way key establishment, identity-based encryption, and short signatures. Originally, the Weil and Tate pairings on supersingular elliptic curves were proposed for such applications, providing non-degenerate bilinear maps that are efficient to evaluate. As an alternative to elliptic curve groups, Koblitz suggested hyperelliptic curves for use in cryptography. In this talk we will explain how elliptic and hyperelliptic curves are used in these applications, and we will explain some of the techniques to optimize computations of elliptic and hyperelliptic pairings.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:09 / 17 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm