I've added the initial list of articles for the seminar.
Applied Multiparty Computation and Fully Homomorphic Encryption
(Winter Term 2022/2023)
CISPA / Saarland University
Fully-Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) schemes and Multi-Party Computation (MPC) are fundamental tools in modern cryptography.
For decades FHE and MPC schemes have been abstract concepts living in the realm of cryptographic theory.
In recent years those systems have seen major improvements in terms of efficiency and practicality.
In short, FHE and MPC have become practical enough to be considered for applications in private delegation of machine learning models and applications to privacy-preserving distributed Genome-wide association studies.
This seminar is concerned with currently implemented applications and practical aspects of FHE and MPC.
By the end of the seminar, participants should possess fundamental knowledge about FHE and MPC and should know the
state-of-the-art of libraries and developer tools that are available nowadays.
In particular, participants should have an overview of what is currently possible to achieve and at what cost using FHE and MPC techniques.
During the seminar, students are required to read, understand and present advanced cryptography papers.
Hence, it is required that a student has completed a cryptography course and is fluent in linear and abstract algebra.
The seminar will take place online.
12:30-14:00, 28 November (Monday) 2022:
1) Private Blocklist Lookups with Checklist
Presenter: Rogovskyy, Alexander Jakob Vadymovic
Reviewers: No Reviews
2) GPU-accelerated PIR with Client-Independent Processing for Large-Scale Applications
Presenter: Wassmuth, Christian
Reviewers: Mohd Kashif and Rogovskyy, Alexander Jakob Vadymovic
12:30-14:00, 05 December (Monday) 2022:
1) Blazing Fast PSI from Improved OKVS and Subfield VOLE
Presenter: Hasir, Simon Leonard
Reviewers: Ivanov, Yavor Ivanov and Afonja, Tejumade
2) Piranha: A GPU Platform for Secure Computation
Presenter: Schirra, Lars Erik
Reviewers: Maalej, Majdi and Gräfe Scirgalea, Patrick Alexander
12:30-14:00,12 December (Monday) 2022:
1) Chaghri - an FHE-friendly Block Cipher
Presenter: Mohd Kashif
Reviewers: Wassmuth, Christian and Rogovskyy, Alexander Jakob Vadymovic
2) Cerebro: A Platform for Multi-Party Cryptographic Collaborative Learning
Presenter: Afonja, Tejumade
Reviewers: Gräfe Scirgalea, Patrick Alexander and Schirra, Lars Erik
12:30-14:00,19 December (Monday) 2022:
1) Constant-weight PIR: Single-round Keyword PIR via Constant-weight Equality Operators
Presenter: Maalej, Majdi
Reviewers: Schirra, Lars Erik and Afonja, Tejumade
2) ZeeStar: Private Smart Contracts by Homomorphic Encryption and Zero-knowledge Proofs
Presenter: Gräfe Scirgalea, Patrick Alexander
Reviewers: Ivanov, Yavor Ivanov and Hasir, Simon Leonard
12:30-14:00,9 January (Monday) 2023:
1) Simple, Fast Malicious Multiparty Private Set Intersection
Presenter: Ivanov, Yavor Ivanov
Reviewers: Maalej, Majdi and Mohd Kashif
2) Free spot
Below is a list of articles that students may choose to present. The list is divided into subtopics.
Other Secure Computation Related:
Collaborative Analytics Related:
Private Information Retrieval Related:
Private Set Intersection:
- Kelong Cong, Radames Cruz Moreno, Mariana Botelho da Gama, Wei Dai, Ilia Iliashenko, Kim Laine, and Michael Rosenberg. Labeled PSI from Homomorphic Encryption with Reduced Computation and Communication.
Neural Network Inference and Training Related:
- Sinem Sav, Apostolos Pyrgelis, Juan R. Troncoso-Pastoriza, David Froelicher, Jean-Philippe Bossuat, Joao Sa Sousa, Jean-Pierre Hubaux. POSEIDON: Privacy-Preserving Federated Neural Network Learning.