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Truth, Lies, and Secrets: A Brief History of Privacy | Beyond the Classroom Series

Join Computer Scientist Debayan Gupta as he takes us through an exciting narrative of cryptography (the writing of secret codes) in his talk, 'Truth, Lies, and Secrets: A Brief History of Privacy'.

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6 May, 2020 | 2 min read

Don’t miss the last 3 seminars of Semester 1!

 Knowledge is power. But how can we control it? How do we choose to distribute and profit from that power? In this seminar Prof. Gupta will explore the history of privacy and security as well as the dissemination of information, its impact on our daily lives, and how emerging technologies have revealed new ways to use data for good or ill.

 In our tenth seminar of Beyond the Classroom, Prof. Gupta will explore the history of privacy and security using both technical concepts and generic knowledge. If you have ever used the internet, you will be able to follow the talk. Join us to decode the secret codes from the past, present and future! 

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Speaker Bio:

Professor Gupta is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Ashoka University where he teaches courses on security, privacy, and introductory programming class. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale and a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is also a visiting professor and research affiliate at MIT, where he was previously a faculty member. His primary areas of interest are secure computation and cryptography. 

Please submit any questions to btc@ashoka.edu.in

Time: 8:30-9:30 pm | Date: May 6, 2020 | Day: Wednesday

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