The winter school will provide an in depth coverage of bilinear pairings and their role in cryptographic constructions. The major topics are the following; - Basics of elliptic curves - Elliptic curve cryptography - The basics of pairings - The mathematics behind how pairings work - How to efficiently compute Organizer: Yehuda Lindell, Department of Computer Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel School Lecturers - Dan Boneh (Stanford University) - Jens Groth (University College London) - Florian Hess (Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) - Allison Bishop Lewko (Microsoft Research New England) - Anna Lysyanskaya (Brown University) - Nigel Smart (University of Bristol)

Bilinear Pairings in Cryptography