Seminar series

Simula UiB has an informal seminar on most Fridays. We meet in the company’s conference room.

Fall 2018

  • 7. Sep, 13:00, Martha Norberg Hovd, “A Successful Subfield Lattice Attack on a Fully Homomorphic Encryption Scheme”
  • 21. Sep, 13:00, Kjell Jørgen Hole, “Future Plans for Simula UiB”
  • 25. Sep, 13:00, Christoph Dobraunig, “On Statistical (Ineffective) Fault Attacks”
  • 3. Oct, 09:00, Siddhartha Kumar, trial lecture, “Age of Information” (at Simula UiB)
  • 12. Oct, 13:00, John-Petter Indrøy, title TBA
  • 15. Oct, 13:00, Salim El Rouayheb, “Secure Codes for Straggler Mitigation in Distributed Linear Regression”
  • 16. Oct, 13:00, Camilla Hollanti, “Private Streaming with Convolutional Codes”
  • 17. Oct, 10:15, Siddhartha Kumar, PhD defense, VilVite auditorium
  • 19. Oct, 13:00, Helger Lipmaa, On QA-NIZK in the BPK Model
  • 26. Oct, 13:00, Morten Øygarden, title TBA
  • 2. Nov, 13:00, Eirik Rosnes, “Secure Distributed Computing”
  • 9. Nov, 13:00, Hsuan-Yin Lin, title TBA
  • 16. Nov, 13:00, Albin Severinson, “A Droplet Approach Based on Raptor Codes for Distributed Computing with Straggling Servers”
  • 23. Nov, 13:00, Srimathi Varadharajan, title TBA
  • 30. Nov, 13:00, Øyvind Ytrehus, title TBA
  • 7. Dec, TBA, Bjørn Møller Greve, PhD defense, VilVite auditorium
  • 14. Dec, 13:00, Mari Garaas Løchen, “Creating a Positive Work Environment”

Spring 2018


  • 9. Feb, 13:00, Albin Severinson, Coding for Distributed Computing

  • 9. Mar, 13:00, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Achieving Private Information Retrieval Capacity in Distributed Storage Using an Arbitrary Linear Code — I
  • 16. Mar, 13:00, Siddhartha Kumar, Achieving Private Information Retrieval Capacity in Distributed Storage Using an Arbitrary Linear Code — II
  • 6. Apr, 13:00, Eirik Rosnes, Secure Distributed Storage Systems
  • 13. Apr, 14:30, Bjørn Møller Greve, “The Problem of Solving Systems of Boolean Functions”
  • 20. Apr, 13:00, Håvard Raddum, “Secure Messaging and the Signal Protocol”
  • 4. May, 13:00, Martha Norberg Hovd, “Quantitative Literary Theory: When Math Meets Books”
  • 18. May, 13:00, Mithilesh Kumar, Are you Quantum Safe?
  • 25. May, 13:00, Srimathi Varadharajan, “The Oldest Unsolved Problem in Number Theory”
  • 1. Jun, 13:00, Mohsen Toorani, “Mitigating Side Channels in Deduplicating Cloud Storage”
  • 15. Jun, 13:00, Øyvind Ytrehus, “High Precision Production of Noise”
  • 22. Jun, 13:00, Martijn Stam, “Untagging Tor: A Formal Treatment of Onion Encryption”

Spring 2017

  • 27. Jan, 14:30, Hsuan-Yin Lin, A Survey of Coded PIR Schemes with a Focus on Nonlinear Codes
  •  3. Feb14:30, Kjell Jørgen Hole, Limits of Risk Analysis and Adequate Security
  • 24. Feb, 14:30, Håvard Raddum, Representing Multiplication Using BDDs—a New Approach to Integer Factoring
  • 3. Mar, 14:30, Øyvind Ytrehus, Coding for Fast Recovery of Lost IP Packets
  • 10. Mar, 14:30, Eirik Rosnes, Distributed Computing
  • 24. Mar, 14:30, Stian Fauskanger, Combining Statistics Using a Modified Gluing Algorithm
  • 31. Mar, 14:30, Srimathi Varadharajan, Codes from Algebraic Number Fields (part 1)
  • 5. Apr, 14:30, Srimathi Varadharajan, Codes from Algebraic Number Fields (part 2)
  • 7. Apr, 13:00, Bjørn Greve, Pure Mathematics vs the Rest of the World: Who is Right?
  • 21. Apr, 14:30, Christian Otterstad, A Brief Tour of some Features of the x86 and some of its Security Merits
  • 28. Apr, 14:30, Siddhartha Kumar, Private Information Retrieval in Distributed Storage Systems Using an Arbitrary Linear Code
  • 5. May, 14:30, Edgar Alonso Lopez Rojas, Computer Simulation of Financial Fraud
  • 2. June, 14:30, Didrik Sæther, Weaknesses in the System for Online Exams
  • 9. June, 14:30, Mohsen Toorani, Security Notions for Symmetric Encryption
  • 16. June, 14:30, Stian Fauskanger, Bitcoin
  • 23. June, 14:30, Yunghsiang S. Han, Novel FFT over Binary Finite Fields and Its Application to Reed-Solomon Erasure Codes

Fall 2016

  • 9. Sep, 15:00, Øyvind Ytrehus, Ernst Selmer, Error Detecting Codes, “Fødselsnummer,” Psychology, and Economy, and more?
  • 16. Sep, 15:00, Shahram Rasoolzadeh, Faster Key Recovery Attack on Round-Reduced PRINCE
  • 23. sep, 11:00, Alex Graell, Codes on Graphs and Uncoordinated Multiple Access
  • 30. Sep, 14:00, Gunnar Alendal, Reverse-engineering and Vipps
  • 7. Oct, 13:00, Sidd (Siddhartha) Kumar, Coupled Staircase Codes
  • 14. Oct, 14:15, Mari Garaas Løchen, Working at Simula@UiB
  • 21. Oct, 14:15 Eirik Rosnes, Counter Braids
  • 28. Oct, 15:00, Christian Otterstad, A Brief Introduction to Low-level Exploitation
  • 4. Nov, 14:15, Srimathi Varadharajan, Index Calculus Algorithm for Discrete Logarithm Problem
  • 11. Nov, 14:15, Kjell Jørgen Hole, Web-scale Solutions
  • 18. Nov, 14:15, Håvard Raddum, TLS and PKI in the Real World
  • 22. Nov, 09:15, Tor Inge Sætre and Kevin Donovan, workshop on risk management
  • 25. Nov, 14:15, Bjørn Greve, Elimination of Variables and Solvability of Polynomial Systems over the Boolean Ring
  • 2. Des, 14:15, Mohsen Toorani, Secure Deduplication
  • 9. Des, 14:15, Stian Fauskanger, Bitcoin Blockchain