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Lightweight Encryption for Email

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2005 @ 1:21 pm in Publications & Press | Comments Off

In a month, I’ll be presenting at Usenix’s Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet workshop. The paper is “Lightweight Encryption for Email” (PDF), and my co-authors are Susan Hohenberger and Ronald L. Rivest. At a high-level, we’ve designed (and prototyped) a mechanism for doing public-key signatures and encryption in the context of email, [...]

This Weekend at Harvard

Posted: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 @ 4:42 pm in Publications & Press | 1 Comment »

This Saturday, the 12th, I’ll be giving a talk on cryptographic voting and the latest voting standards effort I helped start: Voting System Performance Rating. The real reason you should come, though, is to hear the other speakers, including Ron Rivest. The talk is at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and is [...]

Panel on Electronic Voting

Posted: Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 @ 7:09 pm in Publications & Press | Comments Off

This Friday, at the Berkman Center‘s Internet and Society 2004 Conference, I’ll be on a panel on electronic voting from 6:30-8:00pm. So, if you’re willing to give up your Friday Evening and you’re in Cambridge, you should check it out. Jonathan Zittrain from Harvard Law will be moderating, and that alone is worth the trip.

Voting Performance Standards

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2004 @ 12:41 pm in Publications & Press | Comments Off

Starting with some discussions at Crypto 2004, a few of us cryptographers discussed setting up new standards for evaluating voting systems. We were specifically worried about the design-oriented, pass/fail nature of current standards. Instead, we want performance-oriented, multi-dimensional tests. Basically, instead of saying “machine X is good for voting because it uses DES encryption,” a [...]

Harvard Law Talk

Posted: Thursday, November 4th, 2004 @ 1:08 pm in Publications & Press | Comments Off

This past Tuesday, just before election results, I gave a talk at Harvard Law School’s Digital Democracy class on “Secure and Fair Elections.” In my new attempt to teach as much as I can to as many people as I can, I’m posting all of my slides online in various usable formats. Check out the [...]

Boston Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 @ 12:30 pm in Publications & Press | 3 Comments »

Boston Magazine‘s Jake Halpern wrote an article about my work in this month’s Boston Magazine. Overall, as a high-level overview, it’s a decent article. Of course, there are a number of exaggerations I’d like to correct: I’m not a star PhD student. I’m just a normal PhD student. I’m not sure about the supposed “nodding [...]