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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Oblivious transfer and its applications

Mikhail Atallah - CERIAS /Purdue CS Department

Mar 26, 1999

Abstract

Alice wants to send Bob one of two messages but Bob must receive only one. Alice should not be able to control or to know which of the two messages Bob receives. This is the oblivious transfer problem, and it is used in solving many problems, such as the simultaneous signing of a contract, digital certified mail, and many others. The talk will cover, in detail, how all of the above is done. No previous background in this area is assumed.

About the Speaker

Mike Atallah is one of the senior professors associated with the CERIAS. He is a professor with the
CS department.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...

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