|week #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|1||L1: Overview of the Course. The "Classic" Definitional Framework of Multiparty Function Evaluation (along the lines of [C00]): Motivation for the Ideal-Model Paradigm.
L2: The Basic Definition of Security. Variants.
|2||L3: The Non-Concurrent Composition Theorem. Example: Casting Zero-Knowledge within the Basic Definitional Framework. The Blum Protocol for Graph Hamiltonicity.
L4: Sequential Composability of Zero-Knowledge. Problems with Non-Sequential Composability of Commitments and Zero-Knowledge.
|3||L5: Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC)
L6: Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) (cont.)
|4||L7: The Universally Composable (UC) Security Framework: Motivation and the Basic Definition (based on [C01]).
L8: Alternative Formulations of UC Security. The Universal Composition Theorem. Survey of Feasibility Results in the UC Framework.
|Homework 1 out in L8|
|5||L9: UC Commitments: Motivation. The Ideal Commitment Functionality. Impossibility of Realizations in the Plain Model.
L10: UC Commitment in the Common Reference String Model (based on [CF01]). Realizing the Ideal Commitment Functionality. The Multi-Commitment Functionality and Realization.
|6||L11: UC Zero Knowledge from UC Commitments. Secure Realization of any Multi-Party Functionality with any Number of Faults: The Semi-Honest Case. (Static, Adaptive, Two-Party, Multi-Party.)
L12: Secure Realization of any Functionality: The Byzantine Case. The Case of Honest Majority without Set-Up.
|Homework 1 due in L12|
|7||L13: Universal Composition with Joint State.
L14: UC Signatures. Equivalence with Existential Unforgeability Against Chosen Message Attacks (as in [GMRi88]). Usage for Certification and Authentication.
|8||L15: Authenticated Key Exchange and Secure-Session Protocols.
L16: UC Formulation of Public-Key Encryption. Equivalence with CCA Security.
|Homework 2 out in L16|
|9||L17: Electronic Voting/Introduction
L18: Electronic Voting/Introduction (cont.)
|10||L19: Verifiable Mix-Nets
L20: Verifiable Mix-Nets (cont.)
|Homework 2 due in L20
Homework 3 out in L20
|11||L21: Verifiable Mix-Nets (cont.)
L22: Verifiable Mix-Nets (cont.)
|12||L23: Chaum's Voting Scheme
L24: Chaum's Voting Scheme (cont.)
|Homework 3 due in L23|
|13||L25: Pairing-Based Cryptography
L26: Pairing-Based Cryptography (cont.)
|Homework 4 out one day after L25
Homework 4 due in L26