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AMS/MSRI Congressional Briefing: "No Longer Secure: Cryptography in the Quantum Era" with Jill Pipher (Brown University) December 05, 2019 (12:00 PM PST - 01:30 PM PST)
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Location: Washington, DC: Russell Senate Office Building

"No Longer Secure: Cryptography in the Quantum Era" featuring Dr. Jill Pipher, Brown University

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time

Washington, D.C.: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 (Google Maps)

RSVP by Wednesday, November 20, 2019 via email: arw@ams.org
Lunch will be served. Space is limited at this widely attended public event.

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The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) cordially invite you to join a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill, featuring Jill Pipher of Brown University. Dr. Pipher will present "No Longer Secure: Cryptography in the Quantum Era".

Advances in quantum computing threaten existing secure systems that support national and economic security, necessitating new cryptographic protocols. Mathematicians are working to stay ahead of the curve, while NIST and other government research agencies are paying close attention. The future of secure communications is at stake. Cryptography researcher Jill Pipher will trace the impact of modern cryptography on network security, cybersecurity, financial transactions, private communications, and digital currencies. She will outline threats and opportunities in the quickly changing and increasingly complex environment  at the beginning of the quantum era.

Photo courtesy of IBM.

Jill Pipher is the Vice President for Research and Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics at Brown University. She was the founding director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), a National Science Foundation mathematics institute, from 2010 to 2016, and currently serves as President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). She is an inaugural Fellow of the AMS (2012), was President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) from 2011 to 2013, was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul in 2014, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Pipher's research areas include harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and lattice-based cryptography. She has published more than 60 papers and co-authored an undergraduate cryptography textbook. Pipher jointly holds four patents related to the NTRU encryption algorithm. She was a co-founder of Ntru Cryptosystems, Inc., now part of Security Innovation, Inc. Pipher's professional honors include an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

Photo credit: Nick Dentamaro (Brown University)

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