1999 Seminars
1999 Seminars
January
 The Russian Who Cried Wolf  Stepanov's "Algorithm" to Break DSS
and ECC
Neal Koblitz, University of Waterloo/University of Washington
Jan 25 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
February
 Fast Multiplication on Elliptic Curves over GF(2^n) Without
Precomputation
Julio Lopez Hernandez, University of Waterloo/University of
Campinas
Feb 1 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 New Algorithm for Anomalous Binary Curves
Jerome Solinas, University of Waterloo/National Security Agency
Feb 8 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Breaking Cryptosystems using the LLL Algorithm
Ken Giuliani, University of Waterloo
Feb 16 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm, MC 5045.
 Some BabyStep GiantStep Algorithms for the Low Hamming Weight
Discrete Logarithm Problem
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo
Feb 22 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Breaking Cryptosystems using the LLL Algorithm (cont'd)
Ken Giuliani, University of Waterloo
Feb 24 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Accelerated Elliptic Curve Operations Using Endomorphisms and
its Applications to Cryptography
Rob Gallant, Certicom Corp.
Feb 26 (Friday), 3:30 pm, MC 5158.
March
 Simple Architectures for Block Ciphers
Stafford Tavares, Queen's University
March 1 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 The NTRU PublicKey Cryptosystem
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo
March 3 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 On the AnkenyArtinChowla Conjecture
Hugh Williams, University of Manitoba
March 4 (Thursday), 3:00 pm, MC 5136.
 A New LatticeBased PublicKey Cryptosystem
Thomas Cusick, SUNY at Buffalo
March 8 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 The NTRU PublicKey Cryptosystem (cont'd)
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo
March 10 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Constructions for Cyclic Hadamard Difference Sets
Solomon Golomb, University of Southern California
March 19 (Friday), 3:30 pm, MC 5158.
 Coppersmith's Work on Solving Polynomial Equations
John Lawrence, University of Waterloo
March 24 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Unit Computation in Purely Cubic Function Fields
Renate Scheidler, University of Delaware
March 30 (Tuesday), 1:00 pm, MC 5136.
 Coppersmith's Work on Solving Polynomial Equations (cont'd)
John Lawrence, University of Waterloo
March 31 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
April
 Coppersmith's Work on Solving Polynomial Equations (cont'd)
John Lawrence, University of Waterloo
April 7 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Electronic Commerce and Information Security Initiatives at Scotiabank
Paul Wing, Scotiabank
April 9 (Wednesday), 9:30 am, MC 5136.
 Curves with infinite rational fundamental groups
Gerhard Frey, University of Essen
April 21 (Wednesday), 1:30 pm, MC 5136.
 The efficient integration of broadcast encryption and traceability
Jessica Staddon, RSA Data Security Inc.
April 30 (Friday), 10:30 am, MC 5158.
May
 Hyperelliptic Function Fields and Cryptography
Andreas Stein, University of Waterloo
May 10 (Monday), 2:30 pm, MC 5158.
 Determining the Maximum Consistent Set of Shares in a Threshold Scheme
Ruizhong Wei, University of Waterloo
May 11 (Tuesday), 2:30 pm, MC 5158.
 The Potential and the Limitations of Unconditional Key Agreement
Stefan Wolf, ETH Zurich
May 12 (Wednesday), 2:30 pm, MC 5158.
 The Xedni Calculus Algorithm  An Overview
Neal Koblitz, University of Waterloo/University of Washington
May 13 (Thursday), 9:3012:30 pm, Certicom Corp.
 The Special Number Field Revisited
Oliver Schirokauer, Oberlin College
May 14 (Friday), 1:302:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Factoring N=pq^2 with the Elliptic Curve Method
Edlyn Teske, University of Waterloo
May 31 (Monday), 3:304:30 pm, MC 5136.
June
 Trinomial Pairs and Irreducible Polynomials
Guang Gong, University of Waterloo
June 18 (Friday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
September
 Nonlinear Generators of Pseudo Random Numbers
Igor Shparlinski, Macquarie University (Australia)
September 14 (Tuesday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Secure Communication in Broadcast Channels
Yongge Wang, University of Waterloo
September 20 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Secret and PublicKey Cryptosystems from Finite Groups
Spyros Magliveras, University of Waterloo/University of Nebraska
September 27 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
October
 A Combinatorial Approach to (T,M,S)Nets
Bill Martin, University of Waterloo/University of Winnipeg
October 4 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 My WorkTerm Experience at Pitney Bowes
James Muir, University of Waterloo
October 8 (Friday), 10:30 am, MC 5158.
 Ideal Arithmetic and Infrastructure of a Purely Cubic Function Field
Renate Scheidler, University of Waterloo
October 18 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Certification of Secure RSA Keys
Steven Galbraith, University of Waterloo
October 25 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
November
 Combinatorial Methods for Traceability
Douglas Stinson, University of Waterloo
November 8 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Spukhafte Fernwirkungen (Spooky Action at a Distance)
Alain Tapp, University of Waterloo
November 15 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 Secure Metering Schemes: Models, Schemes and Analysis
Barbara Masucci, University of Waterloo
November 22 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
 New Designs for Binary Sequences with Low Correlation and Large
Linear Span
Guang Gong, University of Waterloo
November 29 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
December
 Selected Topics in LucasBased Primality Testing
Siguna Muller, University of Klagenfurt (Austria)
December 6 (Monday), 3:30 pm, MC 5136.
