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On the Role of Definitions in and Beyond Cryptography


Speaker: Phillip Rogaway, UC Davis
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Thu, May 5 2005, 4:10PM

More than new algorithms, proofs, or technologies, it is the emergence of _definitions_ that has changed the landscape of cryptography. We describe how definitions work in modern cryptography, giving a number of examples, and we provide observations, opinions, and suggestions about the art and science of crafting them.