Back at Royal Holloway

Since the beginning of this month I am back at the Information Security Group (which is now its own department) at Royal Holloway, University of London. In particular, I have a three year postdoc position on a project looking into multilinear maps. The project is with Kenny Paterson.

It seems the Information Security Group has grown considerably since 2010 (when I left), but maybe only more people attend the research seminar now. Speaking of which, they are open to all and here is this term’s schedule:

  • 16 Jan 2014 (Thu): Corrado Leita (Symantec Research Labs, EU), “Who switched off the lights? Detecting targeted attacks against the power grid“,  room ABLT3
  •  21 Jan 2014 (Tue): Viktor Mayer-Schönberger (University of Oxford, UK), TBD, room MLT
  • 30 Jan 2014 (Thu): Martin Albrecht (Royal Holloway University of London, UK), “Lazy Modulus Switching for the BKW Algorithm on LWE“, room ABLT3
  • 05 Feb 2014 (Wed): Elisabeth Oswald (University of Bristol, UK), TBD, room ABLT2
  • 13 Feb 2014 (Thu): Andreas Schaad (SAP, GE), TBD, room ABLT3
  • 20 Feb 2014 (Thu): TBA, room ABLT3
  • 27 Feb 2014 (Thu): Frederik Mennes (Vasco, UK), “Leveraging Trustworthy Computing Mechanisms to Enhance DIGIPASS Strong Authentication Technology“, room  ABLT3
  • 05 Mar 2014 (Wed): Emiliano De Cristofaro (University College London, UK), TBD, room ABLT3
  • 13 Mar 2014 (Thu): Leyla Bilge, (Symantec Research Labs, EU), TBD, room ABLT3 
  • 20 Mar 2014 (Thu): Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL), TBD, room ABLT3
  • 27 Mar 2014 (Thu): Juan Caballero (IMDEA Software, ES), TBD, room ABLT3

Best check the official seminar website for updates to talk titles etc.

PS: In related old news for those who missed it: a few UK researchers got together and expressed their criticism of NSA’s and GCHQ’s undermining of cryptography. It’s a bit tame and to get a newline one needs a professor title apparently, but it’s a start.