DIMACS Research & Education Institute

DREI '97

Cryptography and Network Security

July 28 - August 15, 1997

Program Schedule

List of Speakers

Research Program Participants

During the summer of 1997 we offered a three-week program of research workshops aimed at scientists from academia and industry, and open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, along with an educational program for high school and college teachers, undergraduates and others.

One of the goals for this program was "vertical integration," which we interpreted as "the integration of many different types of people, most notably established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and teachers from high schools in the geographic region in which the institute took place." Thus, the program of activities for this three-week institute had a large educational component. Plenary lectures and dinner talks on topics accessible and interesting to a very broad audience were particularly valuable in promoting discussion and problem-solving and creating partnerships in the educational enterprise.

Week 1 (July 27 - August 2, 1997): Underlying Mathematics

Number theory and number-theoretic algorithms

Probability and Statistics

Information theory



Week 2 (August 3 - August 9, 1997): Computer Science

Definitions and proofs of security

Complexity theory


Formal models

Week 3 (August 10 - August 15, 1997): Network Security

Applications and implementations

Threat models



Joan Feigenbaum, 1997 Co-Director, jf@research.att.com


Steven Rudich, 1997 Co-Director, rudich@cs.cmu.edu


Stephen Greenfield, Program Director, greenfie@dimacs.rutgers.edu


Program Schedule

List of Speakers

Research Program Participants

Directions to DIMACS

Any questions please email: drei@dimacs.rutgers.edu

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Revised: November 11, 1997