Book release on Multiparty Computation

Ivan Damgård, Jesper Buus Nielsen, Aarhus University, and Ronald Cramer, Leiden University, have released a book at Cambridge University Press on Secure Multiparty Computation and Secret Sharing.

2015.09.30 | Marianne Dammand Iversen

In a data-driven society, individuals and companies encounter numerous situations where private information is an important resource. How can parties handle confidential data if they do not trust everyone involved? This text is the first to present a comprehensive treatment of unconditionally secure techniques for multiparty computation (MPC) and secret sharing. In a secure MPC, each party possesses some private data, while secret sharing provides a way for one party to spread information on a secret such that all parties together hold full information, yet no single party has all the information. The authors present basic feasibility results from the last 30 years, generalizations to arbitrary access structures using linear secret sharing, some recent techniques for efficiency improvements, and a general treatment of the theory of secret sharing, focusing on asymptotic results with interesting applications related to MPC.

  • Covers both multiparty computation and secret sharing
  • Takes an information theory perspective
  • Describes state-of-the-art optimization techniques

To celebrate the release of the book, the authors invite to a reception on Friday, October 16 at 15.00 in the Friday Bar, Nygaard -1.

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