Jiyang Gao

Jiyang  Gao
MIT EECS | Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Theory of Computer Systems
Years: 2018-2019
Research Project Title:

On the Optimization of General Secret Key Sharing Scheme

abstract:In cryptography, secret sharing is a widely-used method for distributing a secret among a group of participants who are each allocated a share of the secret. The secret can only be reconstructed when certain shares are combined together. A classical model is that a secret is revealed only when any t or more shares are known. In this research, we wish to push the model to a more general case, where several designated subsets of shares can reveal the secret. We are interested in the theoretical lower bound of bits required for building up this scheme for a single bit of secret. Our goal is to create a better secret sharing scheme than the current known result and analyze it.
About:

ā€œIā€™m participating in SuperUROP because I wish to apply the knowledge I learned from Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (6.875) to a long-term research program. I hope to learn more about theoretical cryptography and find out if I will enjoy research in cryptography through this project.ā€