Information Security and Cryptography

Cryptography in Constant Parallel Time

Authors: Applebaum, Benny

  • The author's related thesis was honorably mentioned (runner-up) for the 2007 ACM Dissertation Award
  • Assumes only a minimal background in computational complexity and cryptography
  • Introduces general techniques and tools of vital interest to experts in the area
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About this book

Locally computable (NC0) functions are "simple" functions for which every bit of the output can be computed by reading a small number of bits of their input. The study of locally computable cryptography attempts to construct cryptographic functions that achieve this strong notion of simplicity and simultaneously provide a high level of security. Such constructions are highly parallelizable and they can be realized by Boolean circuits of constant depth.

This book establishes, for the first time, the possibility of local implementations for many basic cryptographic primitives such as one-way functions, pseudorandom generators, encryption schemes and digital signatures. It also extends these results to other stronger notions of locality, and addresses a wide variety of fundamental questions about local cryptography. The author's related thesis was honorably mentioned (runner-up) for the ACM Dissertation Award in 2007, and this book includes some expanded sections and proofs, and notes on recent developments.

The book assumes only a minimal background in computational complexity and cryptography and is therefore suitable for graduate students or researchers in related areas who are interested in parallel cryptography. It also introduces general techniques and tools which are likely to interest experts in the area.

About the authors

The author is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering of Tel Aviv University. He had postdoctoral positions in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Department of Computer Science of Princeton University. He received his PhD in 2007 from the Computer Science Department of the Technion for the dissertation "Cryptography in Constant Parallel Time"; this was honorably mentioned (runner-up) for the ACM Dissertation Award in 2007. His research interests include cryptography, computational complexity, and coding theory.

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“The book explores the minimal computational complexity of these cryptographic primitives necessary to keep them secure. … This is an important book with groundbreaking results that will continue to influence research in this area for years to come. … The ideal audience for this book comprises advanced graduate students or other researchers in the same field.” (Burkhard Englert, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cryptography in Constant Parallel Time
Authors
Series Title
Information Security and Cryptography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17367-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17367-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17366-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50713-1
Series ISSN
1619-7100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 193
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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