Bay Area Crypto Day

April 21, 2017

Visa Research (Palo Alto)


09:30–09:40 Welcome
09:40–10:10 Tancrède Lepoint Efficient Post-Quantum Key Exchanges Based On *-LWE
10:10–10:40 Vassilis Zikas The Price of Low Communication in Secure Multi-Party Computation
10:40–11:10 Payman Mohassel Towards Scalable Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
11:10–11:30 Break
11:30–12:30 Phillip Rogaway The Long Road from Theory to Practice: The Case of Authenticated Encryption
12:30–14:00 Lunch (provided)
14:00–14:30 Sam Kim Privately Puncturable PRFs From Standard Lattice Assumptions
14:30–15:00 Peihan Miao Laconic Receiver Oblivious Transfer And Its Applications
15:00–15:30 David Wu Lattice-Based SNARGs and Their Application to More Efficient Obfuscation

Additional Information

Location: Visa Research in Palo Alto.


It is free but mandatory. Please email with the subject "Bay Area Crypto Day" to RSVP (please include your name and affiliation).

Driving directions:

The address is 385 Sherman Avenue in Palo Alto. The phone number of the reception desk is (650) 449-8008.

From Highway 101

  • Take the Embarcadero / Oregon Expressway exit
  • Follow the signs to Oregon Expressway
  • Continue on Oregon Expressway for 1.9 miles
  • Right on Birch Street
  • Left onto Sherman Avenue

From Interstate 280

  • Take the Page Mill Exit (exit 20)
  • Take Page Mill east to El Camino Real
  • Left onto El Camino Real
  • Right onto Sherman Avenue

Parking information:

Two-hour FREE parking is available in the City of Palo Alto lots across the street on Sherman Avenue (see map). Some day passes that allow you to park in those lots for the whole day will be handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis; please check with the receptionist.

The California Ave Caltrain station is walking distance with ample parking and you can park there for $5.5/day.