Cryptography Reading List: Winter 2023

March 30, 2023

The reading list is back! I’ve decided to follow a quarterly schedule, so you’ll see one of these posts every three months. I also realized I won’t be able to share everything (peer review, unreleased CTF challenges), but hopefully each post will provide a snapshot of my current research interests.

Hard-core bits. I spent some time studying the Goldreich-Levin Theorem, aka hard-core bits from one-way functions. I actually learned the proof at UCLA, but it was nice to grok the ideas from coding theory.

MPC. I’m currently working through Pragmatic MPC with a reading group, and most recently I’ve been learning about garbled circuit optimizations.

Other stuff.