Events: Data- och informationsteknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 20 Jun 2018 12:36:15 +0200 Symposium on Deep Learning 2018<p>Wallenberg Conference Center, Medicinaregatan 20, Gothenburg</p><p>​The 2nd Swedish Symposium on Deep Learning will be held at Chalmers University of Technology, 5-6 September, 2018.</p>​ <br />The premier event in Sweden bringing together top researchers in Deep Learning across academia and industry. This year there will be thematic sessions on Vision, Natural Language Technologies and Health Engineering, three of the most high impact areas for Deep Learning today.<br /><br /><strong>Keynote Speakers:</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Chris Dyer</a>, Carnegie Mellon University (confirmed) </li> <li>Joakim Nivre, Uppsala (confirmed)</li> <li>Christian Igel, Copenhagen (confirmed)</li> <li>Atsuto Maki, KTH (to be confirmed)</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Hossein Azizpour</a>, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (confirmed)</li></ul>   <br /><span><p><br /></p> <p>The programme will be continuously updated at the webpage of the symposium: </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /></p></span> Pagnin, Computer Science and Engineering<p>ED, lecture hall, Hörsalsvägen 11, Johanneberg</p><p>​Be More and be Merry: Enhancing Data and User Authentication in Collaborative Settings</p><div><strong><br /></strong></div> <strong>Abstract</strong>​​<div>Cryptography is often described as the science (or art) of keeping information secret to un-intended parties. But, how can we determine who is an <em>intended</em> party and who is not? Authentication is the branch of cryptography that aims at confirming the source of data or at proving the identity of a person. This Ph.D. thesis is a study of different ways to perform <em>cryptographic authentication of data and users</em>. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The main contributions are contained in the six papers appended to this thesis and cover the following research areas: (i) <em>homomorphic authentication</em>; (ii) <em>server-aided verification of signatures</em>; (iii) <em>distance-bounding authentication</em>; and (iv) <em>biometric authentication</em>. The investigation flow is towards collaborative settings, that is, application scenarios where different and mutually distrustful entities work jointly for a common goal. The results presented in this thesis allow for secure and efficient authentication when more entities are involved, thus the title <em>“be more and be merry”</em>. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>In more details, the first two papers in the collection are on homomorphic authenticators and provide an in-depth study on how to enhance existing primitives with <em>multi-key</em> functionalities. In particular, the papers extend homomorphic signatures and homomorphic message authentication codes to support computations on data authenticated using different secret keys. The third paper explores signer <em>anonymity</em> in the area of server-aided verification and provides new secure constructions. The fourth paper is in the area of distance-bounding authentication and describes a generic method to make existing protocols not only authenticate direct-neighbors, but also entities located <em>two-hop</em> away. The last two papers investigate the <em>leakage of information</em> that affects a special family of biometric authentication systems and how to combine verifiable computation techniques with biometric authentication in order to mitigate known attacks.</div> Sustainability Day 2018<p>TBA</p><p>​Chalmers Sustainability Day is back - Tuesday 23 October 2018. This year’s theme is Good Health and Well-being.</p>​ <br />More information will follow, stay updated through the event webpage: <a href="/en/about-chalmers/Chalmers-for-a-sustainable-future/sustainability-day2018/Pages/default.aspx">Chalmers Sustainability Day 2018</a><br /><br />For now, save the date!