Identity-Based Encryption from the Diffie-Hellman Assumption

Sanjam Garg


In this talk, I will describe new constructions of identity-based encryption and hierarchical identity-based encryption based on the hardness of the (Computational) Diffie-Hellman Problem (without using groups with pairings). This construction achieves the standard notion of identity- based encryption as considered by Boneh and Franklin [CRYPTO 2001]. The presented construction bypasses known impossibility results using garbled circuits that make a non-black-box use of the underlying cryptographic primitives.

Joint work with Nico Döttling

Time and Place

Friday, April 14, 4:15pm
Gates 463