Functional Encryption and its Impact on Cryptography

16.02.2015, 15:00 – 16:00

2015/02/26 15:00-16:00

Organizer: Marc Fischlin


Functional encryption is a novel paradigm for public-key encryption that enables both fine-grained access control and selective computation on encrypted data, as is necessary to protect big, complex data in the cloud. In this talk, we provide a brief introduction to functional encryption, and an overview of its overarching impact on the field of cryptography.

Short Bio

Hoeteck is a Junior Researcher at CNRS, at the Computer Science Department of the École normale supérieure, where he works in the Crypto team (CASCADE).

He received his PhD from UC Berkeley and his BSc from MIT, and has previously lived in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Boston and Beijing. Hoeteck works primarily on the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. He received the NSF career award in 2010 and a chili pepper in 2013.