Using Extensions of Min-Entropy to Help with Key Agreement and Leakage Resilience

Speaker  Leo Reyzin

Host  Melissa Chase

Affiliation  Boston University

Duration  01:00:30

Date recorded  14 July 2011

There are many different notions of information-theoretic entropy and its computational analogues. The right notion and a toolbox of lemmas can make for beautifully simple proofs. Drawing on examples from information-theoretic key agreement and leakage-resilient cryptography (no background in either is assumed), I will show how various extensions of min-entropy can help analyze cryptographic constructions. I will also present some (not always well-formed) open problems.

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