Zero-Knowledge Proofs of Isogeny

Zero-Knowledge Proofs of Isogeny

Cybersecurity Seminars Online seminar
Thursday, 24 March 2022
2 pm - 3 pm (AEDT)

The talk will give an overview of zero-knowledge proofs, isogeny cryptography, and the problem of proving an isogeny. The speaker will show an error in the De Feo-Jao-Plut sigma protocol, and explain recent joint work with De Feo, Dobson and Zobernig to fix the issue.

About the speaker

Steven Galbraith
Professor in Mathematics, University of Auckland

Professor Steven Galbraith has a Bachelor degree from the University of Waikato (NZ), a Master of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and a doctorate from Oxford University (UK). He held research positions at Royal Holloway University of London (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), the Institute for Experimental Mathematics, Essen (Germany) and the University of Bristol (UK). He moved to the University of Auckland in 2009 and is currently the Head of the Mathematics Department.

His research is in computational number theory, computational algebraic geometry and applications in public key cryptography. Currently his main research focus is post-quantum cryptography. He is an international leader in the mathematics of public key cryptography and wrote a large book with this title that was published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press.

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