Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
3 W Plumeria Dr, San Jose, CA 95134
(Not our usual location)
Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 P.M.
Presentation at 6:30 P.M.
Registration requested, click here
Information Theoretic Security
Dr. Ashish Khisti
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
A variety of approaches to secure communication have been used since
ancient civilization. Claude Shannon introduced the notion of perfect
secrecy, using an information theoretic approach, in 1949. This talk
will introduce the framework of Information Theoretic Security (ITS)
and discuss various applications.
Our first application will pertain to wireless networks. We will
discuss how principles of ITS inspire new approaches for securing
wireless networks at the physical layer. Our second application will
pertain to biometric systems. We will discuss the need for hash
functions robust against measurement noise, and present a solution
based on error correction codes. Our final application will pertain to
smart-metered systems. We will discuss how a rechargeable battery can
be used to mask the instantaneous electricity load from a utility
company, and discuss information theoretic measures for privacy in