Berkeley Security Seminar: Fall 2023

The Berkeley Security Seminar strives to foster greater discussion and collaboration between researchers at Berkeley and outside researchers and engineers who work on large-scale security and privacy. Once or twice a month, we bring in an external speaker for a technical talk on Wednesdays from 11:00AM to 12:00pm on Zoom and in-person, followed by individual meetings with students, postdocs, and faculty.
Please see the Current Seminar Schedule for this semester's talks. We also have a public Google calendar you can subscribe to for up-to-date changes and talk reminders.

Speaker Schedule

Date Speaker Title Abstract
August 30 Hanshen Xiao (MIT) Learnable Encryption and PAC Privacy [LINK]
September 6 Kevin Lewi (Meta) WhatsApp Key Transparency [LINK]
September 20 Danny Y. Huang (NYU) Global IoT Testbed for Security and Privacy Research [LINK]
September 27 Alin Tomescu (Aptos Labs) UTT: Sensibly-Anonymous Decentralized Payments without zkSNARKs [LINK]
October 18 Andres Erbsen (MIT) Proving an Embedded Server from RISC-V to X25519 over UDP [LINK]
October 25 Antigoni Polychroniadou
November 1 Miranda Wei (Anti-)Security Advice in Online Abuse Contexts [LINK]
November 7 Alexandra Henzinger Private Web Search with Tiptoe [LINK]
November 8 Aditi Partap (Stanford) Traitor tracing for threshold decryption [LINK]

Info for Speakers

The audience for this seminar typically consists of PhD students, postdocs, and faculty in the security group at Berkeley. Given the nature of this audience, speakers should give concrete, technical talks (similar to talks at academic security conferences); expect lots of questions and technical discussion! The most well-received talks have focused on discussing one or two specific projects in depth; broad overview and recruiting talks are not an appropriate fit for this forum. If you conduct work on important security and privacy issues and are interested in giving a technical talk, please contact Emma Dauterman (edauterman@) or Julien Piet (piet@)!

Past Seminars

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