Dean's Distinguished Lecture: Jill Pipher
Jill Pipher is vice president for research at Brown University, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics, and 2018 president-elect of the American Mathematical Society. Her research interests include harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and cryptography.
How can we create secure communication over an insecure channel (like the internet) between two people who have never met or shared a secret? This lecture will provide historical background on the subject of private and public key encryption and explain some of the ideas involved in several different encryption systems. Particular attention will be focused on lattice-based encryption schemes such as NTRU, an efficient public key system, first disseminated in 1996, which continues to remain secure against the potential speed-ups of quantum computers.
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS IN PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY