Real World Cryptographers Podcast

Yael Tauman Kalai

October 06, 2020 Sergey Season 1 Episode 1
Real World Cryptographers Podcast
Yael Tauman Kalai
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Real World Cryptographers Podcast
Yael Tauman Kalai
Oct 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Sergey

In this episode, we discuss how Yael started working in the field, choosing foundational research problems, privacy-preserving tools such as ring-signatures used in cryptocurrencies (Monero) and recent breakthroughs in schemes that allow hiding secrets in program code. 

Did you know that ring-signatures came from the motivation to understand the Fiat-Shamir paradigms? 

Who will get the credit for the recent breakthroughs in program obfuscation?

Did you know the history of the famous IP = PSPACE result?

Listen to the podcast to learn the answers.

Quotes from the show
“I won’t be happy with myself if my work is buried and not applied anywhere”, “The world brings problems to you”. 

Some referenced papers: 
* R. Gay and R. Pass. Indistinguishability Obfuscation from Circular Security, https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1010.

* A. Jain, H. Lin, and A. Sahai. Indistinguishability Obfuscation from Well-Founded Assumptions, https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1003.

* C. Lund, L. Fortnow, H.J. Karloff, and N. Nisan. Algebraic Methods for Interactive Proof Systems. 

* A. Shamir. IP = PSPACE.

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss how Yael started working in the field, choosing foundational research problems, privacy-preserving tools such as ring-signatures used in cryptocurrencies (Monero) and recent breakthroughs in schemes that allow hiding secrets in program code. 

Did you know that ring-signatures came from the motivation to understand the Fiat-Shamir paradigms? 

Who will get the credit for the recent breakthroughs in program obfuscation?

Did you know the history of the famous IP = PSPACE result?

Listen to the podcast to learn the answers.

Quotes from the show
“I won’t be happy with myself if my work is buried and not applied anywhere”, “The world brings problems to you”. 

Some referenced papers: 
* R. Gay and R. Pass. Indistinguishability Obfuscation from Circular Security, https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1010.

* A. Jain, H. Lin, and A. Sahai. Indistinguishability Obfuscation from Well-Founded Assumptions, https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1003.

* C. Lund, L. Fortnow, H.J. Karloff, and N. Nisan. Algebraic Methods for Interactive Proof Systems. 

* A. Shamir. IP = PSPACE.