Crypto 2018

August 19-23, 2018

Affiliated events

August 17-19, 2018

Santa Barbara, USA

Affiliated Event: Beyond Crypto: A TCS Perspective (August 19)

The foundational study of cryptography has had far-reaching impact in theoretical computer science and beyond. In turn, cryptography has benefitted greatly from advances and challenges raised in a host of disciplines. This deep, rich, and mutually-beneficial web of connections spans varied fields such as complexity theory, machine learning, coding theory, game theory, distributed computing, the study of privacy and fairness in statistical data analysis, quantum computation, data structures and more.

Developing such connections, and unearthing new ones, is vital to the future success of cryptography. The goal of this workshop is highlighting work and research avenues that can broaden the reach and impact of cryptography and open the door to fruitful interactions and connections between the foundations of cryptography and other fields in and beyond theoretical computer science.

Towards this end, the workshop program will include a carefully curated collection of tutorials and talks about recent developments in related fields that raise challenges that would benefit from study through the "cryptographic lens," as well as questions and results in cryptography that have the potential for broad impact in and beyond the field.


  • Yuval Ishai (Technion)
  • Guy Rothblum (Weizmann)

Invited speakers

  • Scott Aaronson (UT Austin)
  • Boaz Barak (Harvard)
  • Cynthia Dwork (Harvard)
  • Aleksander Madry (MIT)
  • Virginia Vassilevska Williams (MIT)
  • Mary Wootters (Stanford)

Preliminary Program

(may be subject to changes)