[Pl-seminar] REMINDER: 5/29: Eli Ben-Sasson, Universal and Affordable Computational Integrity, or, Succinctly, from C to PCP

Vincent St-Amour stamourv at ccs.neu.edu
Mon May 27 10:27:35 EDT 2013

Just a reminder, Eli Ben-Sasson is speaking on Wednesday.


At Fri, 17 May 2013 10:25:40 -0400,
Vincent St-Amour wrote:
> NEU Programming Languages Seminar presents
> Eli Ben-Sasson
> Technion
> Wednesday, 5/29
> 11:45-1:30
> Room 366 WVH (http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/wand/directions.html)
> Universal and Affordable Computational Integrity, or, Succinctly, from C to PCP
> Public key cryptography, invented in the 1970′s, revolutionized the world
> of computation by displaying a tool-box that builds trust in authenticity
> and integrity of data, even when it is transmitted from unknown computers
> and relayed via untrusted and possibly corrupt intermediaries. A celebrated
> line of theoretical works dating back to the 1980′s envisions a similar
> revolution, offering a level of trust in the integrity of arbitrary
> computations even when executed on untrusted and possibly malicious
> computers. A particularly surprising aspect of these results is
> succinctness which means that the running-time needed to verify a
> computation is only as costly as reading the program that describes it,
> even when this program is exponentially shorter in length than the
> computation’s running time!
> Common belief has been that it is impractical to build a truly succinct
> computational-integrity protocol. We challenge this conception by
> describing the first full-scale implementation of it. Our system compiles
> programs in standard (ANSI) C into succinctly-verifiable programs, with
> asymptotic parameters that match the best-possible bounds predicted by
> theory. Joint work with Alessandro Chiesa, Daniel Genkin, Eran Tromer and
> Madars Virza.
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