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CAE Tech Talk: HE and ZKP: Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

April 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Mark your calendars and come join your friends in the CAE community for a Tech Talk. CAE Tech Talks are free and conducted live in real-time over the Internet so no travel is required. Capitol Technology University (CTU) hosts the presentations using Zoom which employs slides, VOIP, and chat for live interaction. Just log in as “Guest” and enjoy the presentation(s). 

Below is a description of the presentations and logistics of attendance: 

Topic: HE and ZKP: Privacy-Enhancing Technologies 

Time: 1:00pm – 1:50 pm EST 

Location: https://captechu.zoom.us/j/664120328 

Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required. 


Charles Gouert and Dimitris Mouris, University of Delaware 

Description: As cloud computing and data outsourcing become increasingly prevalent, the need for data privacy is critical. Homomorphic encryption allows for algorithms and analytics to be computed on outsourced encrypted data without leaking any information about the underlying plaintexts, while zero-knowledge proofs allow for data verification without revealing secret data to the other party. In this talk, the presenters will briefly introduce these two technologies and discuss state-of-the-art applications utilizing HE and ZKP. Homomorphic encryption techniques can be used to conduct private machine learning inferences on the cloud without revealing any information about user inputs. For instance, a user could encrypt a picture of a patch of skin, upload it to a cloud server, and receive an inference result indicating whether or not he has skin cancer without ever exposing the picture itself. In terms of ZKP, a user could prove that she casted her vote correctly without revealing who she voted for. This enables building secure and trustworthy electronic voting. 


April 21, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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