Simula UiB develops the expertise needed to secure ICT infrastructure

Research in the fields of cryptology and information theory

Books

Anti-fragile ICT Systems

By Kjell Jørgen Hole

Springer and Simula have launched a new book series, Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing, which aims to provide introductions to select research areas in computing. The series presents both a state-of-the-art disciplinary overview and raises essential critical questions in the field.

Projects

01.01.2021 - 01.01.2024
Duration
Kjell Jørgen Hole
Project manager
Kjell Jørgen Hole
Principal scientist from Simula UiB

AI Risk

The AI Risk project studies future tools with general AI, called tool AIs. Tool AIs based on the human neocortex answer difficult questions. The tools are the basis for different types of intelligent devices. There are risks associated with the tools themselves and the answers they provide. The goal is to design neocortex-based tool AIs without existential risk to humanity and then describe systems of tool-based devices providing answers with acceptable non-existential risk to users and other stakeholders.

The project’s first part is described in two published papers Tutorial on systems with antifragility to downtime and A thousand brains: toward biologically constrained AI. The second part studies the properties tool AIs need to eliminate existential risk and how to create tool-based antifragile systems with acceptable non-existential risk. The project’s third part explores other risks users face when using tool-based personal assistants.

01.01.2021 - 01.01.2024
Duration
Kjell Jørgen Hole
Project manager
Kjell Jørgen Hole
Principal scientist from Simula UiB
13.05.2020 - 30.11.2022
Duration
Eirik Jørgensen, WideNorth
Project manager
Eirik Rosnes
Principal scientist from Simula UiB
European Space Agency (ESA)
Funding source

Wideband RF over IP Demonstrator (WROI)

The project will explore advanced compression techniques of high bandwidth analogue signals for this scenario. The focus is to design and implement a bidirectional wideband RF over IP module with the target to support bandwidths up to 5 GHz. The targeted use-case scenarios are bi-directional VSAT communication and downlink from earth observation satellites. A main challenge in the project is the design and implementation of efficient compression algorithms of high bandwidth analogue signals, like Rice-Golomb coding and more advanced compressed sensing techniques like Xampling.

13.05.2020 - 30.11.2022
Duration
Eirik Jørgensen, WideNorth
Project manager
Eirik Rosnes
Principal scientist from Simula UiB
European Space Agency (ESA)
Funding source

Publications

Joakim Algrøy, Ángela Isabel Barbero and Øyvind Ytrehus, ‘Determining the Equivocation in Coded Transmission Over a Noisy Channel’ in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT), Espoo, Finland, Jun./Jul. 2022.

Maiara F. Bollauf, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Øyvind Ytrehus, “On the Secrecy Gain of Formally Unimodular Construction A4 Lattices,” to be presented at the 2022 IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT’22), Espoo, Finland, June 26-July 1, 2022.

Marvin Xhemrishi, Alexandre Graell i Amat, Eirik Rosnes, Antonia Wachter-Zeh “Computational code-based privacy in coded federated learning,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT), Espoo, Finland, Jun./Jul. 2022.

Sarah A. Obead, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Eirik Rosnes, and Joerg Kliewer, “Private polynomial function computation for noncolluding coded databases,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Secur., to appear.

Siddhartha Kumar, Reent Schlegel, Eirik Rosnes and Alexandre Graell i Amat, “Coding for straggler mitigation in federated learning,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun. (ICC), Seoul, South Korea, May 2022.

Sarah Obead, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Eirik Rosnes, and Joerg Kliewer, “Private linear computation for noncolluding coded databases,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas. Commun., to appear.

Yauhen Yakimenka, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Eirik Rosnes, and Joerg Kliewer, “Optimal rate-distortion-leakage tradeoff for single-server information retrieval,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas. Commun., to appear.

Reent Schlegel, Siddhartha Kumar, Eirik Rosnes, and Alexandre Graell i Amat, “Privacy-preserving coded mobile edge computing for low-latency distributed inference,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas. Commun., to appear.

Maiara Francine Bollauf, Hsuan-Yin Lin and Øyvind Ytrehus, “The Secrecy Gain of Formally Unimodular Lattices on the Gaussian Wiretap Channel” in Proc. 2022 International Zurich Seminar on Information and Communication (IZS’22), Zurich, Switzerland, Mar. 02–04, 2022, pp. 69–73.

Helger Lipmaa. A Unified Framework for Non-Universal SNARKs. In Goichiro Hanaoka, editor, PKC 2022, volume ? of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages ?–?, Yokohama, Japan, March 7–11, 2022. Springer, Cham

Carlos Cid, John Petter Indrøy, Håvard Raddum, “FASTA – a stream cipher for fast FHE evaluation”, to appear at CT-RSA

Hsuan-Yin Lin, Siddhartha Kumar, Eirik Rosnes, Alexandre Graell i Amat, and Eitan Yaakobi, «Multi-server weakly-private information retrieval» IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 68(2): 1197-1219 (2022).

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