Courses and Seminars
Stanford Security Seminar 2001-02


The focus of the Stanford Security Seminar is on communication between Stanford and the outside world on any and all topics pertaining to computer security.  Typically, a speaker from industry or elsewhere in academia presents their current work in an informal setting on the Stanford campus. These symposia are open to the public and are generally accessible and interesting to experts and laypeople alike.

A secondary focus is the sampling of the various delectable junk-food goodies indigenous to supermarkets everywhere.

Mailing List

There is a mailing list on which announcements of upcoming seminars are posted, and which may be used for discussion of the seminars either before or after they occur.  The address of the list itself is  security-seminar@lists.stanford.eduAnyone may join the list by sending a message to  majordomo@lists.stanford.edu  with "subscribe security-seminar" in the body of the message.

Time and Place

Seminars occur on approximately alternate Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the 4B center area (opposite office 490) of the Gates building at Stanford University.  For various maps showing both how to reach the campus and how to find the Gates building, see  http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html


10/2/2001 at 4:30pm (**Note change of date**) Bruce Kapron (visiting Stanford) on Logics for reasoning about cryptographic constructions (Joint work with Russell Impagliazzo, UCSD)

10/16/2001 at 4:30pm Scott Fluhrer of Cisco Systems on Weaknesses in the Key Scheduling Algorithm of RC4

11/13/2001 at 4:30pm (**Note change of date**) Alice Silverberg of Ohio State University on Efficient Traitor Tracing Algorithms using List Decoding

12/11/2001 at 4:30pm (**Note change of date**) Brian LaMacchia of Microsoft on The .NET Framework Security Infrastructure

2/5/2002 at 4:30pm Rafail Ostrovsky of Telcordia Technologies on Cryptographic Protocols on the Internet.

Friday 2/22/2002 at 4:30pm Victor Shoup of IBM Research on Universal Hash Proofs and a Paradigm for Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext Secure Public-Key Encryption

Monday 2/18/2002 at 4:30pm Markus Jakobsson of RSA Laboratories on Fractal Hash Sequence Representation and Traversal

Monday 3/18/2002 at 4:30pm Kevin Fu of MIT on Dos and Don'ts of Client Authentication on the Web

Tuesday 4/9/2002 at 4:30pm Mark Mitchell of CodeSourcery on QMTest: An Extensible Software Testing Tool

Tuesday 5/7 at 4:30pm Eric Rescorla on Secure Auditing for SSL Transactions

Tuesday 5/14 at 4:30pm Yvo Desmedt of Florida State University on Using economics and artificial intelligence to model threats and security in distributed computing

Tuesday 5/21 at 4:30pm David Chaum on Secret-Ballot Receipts and Transparent Integrity

Tuesday 6/4/2002 at 4:30pm Bill Yeager of Sun Microsystems on Implementing Security Solutions for Peer-to-Peer Networks

Tuesday 6/11/2002 at 4:30pm Calvin Ko of NAI labs on Specification-based Intrusion Monitoring

Wednesday 8/28/2002 at 4:00pm Moni Naor of The Weizmann Institute on P2P and Geometry: Novel Architectures for DHT's and Dynamic Quorum Systems

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