Upgrading Security of Encryption Schemes

Venkata Koppula
Friday | April 12, 2024 | 10 A.M.
CSE Conference Room, KReSIT Building (1st Floor)

Security against Chosen Ciphertext Attacks (CCA security) is the `gold-standard’ for security of public key encryption (PKE) schemes. A major open question in the theoretical study of public key encryption is whether security against Chosen Plaintext Attacks (CPA security) implies CCA security. In this talk, I will discuss some partial progress made towards this question.

This talk is based on joint works with Brent Waters and Susan Hohenberger.



Speaker Biography

Venkata Koppula is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at IIT Delhi. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Texas, Austin, where his advisor was Brent Waters. After his PhD, he was a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel hosted by Zvika Brakerski. His area of research is theoretical cryptography.