Claude Shannon

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A10 Networks
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 these systems.


Photo of AUTHOR Dr. Ashish Khisti is an associate professor and a Canada Research Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada. He received his BASc degree in Engineering Sciences from University of Toronto and his S.M and Ph.D. Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. His research interests span the areas of information theory, wireless physical layer security, and multimedia communications.



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