Pairing based cryptography is a new and important research area in security. It has a siginificant property, bilinearity, and using this, a lot of new protocols are proposed recently. In this talk, pairing funcion is introduced, and then its fast computation algorithm and implementation on hardware and software are shown. Finaly its applications to cryptography are introduced.
Professor Eiji Okamoto received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electronics engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1973, 1975 and 1978, respectively. He worked and studied communication theory and cryptography for NEC central research laboratories since 1978. From 1991 he became a professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, then at Toho University. Now he is a professor at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. His research interests are cryptography and information security.He is a member of IEEE, ACM and IACR. He is a coeditor-in-chief of Internatinal Journal of Information Security, and was an associate editor of Information Theory, IEEE. He is now a general chair of Asiacrypt 2009.