Jiyang  Gao

Jiyang Gao

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Optimization of General Secret Key Sharing Scheme





Research Areas
  • Theory of Computer Systems

Vinod Vaikuntanathan


In cryptography, secret sharing is a widely used method for distributing a secret among 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 would be when a secret is revealed only when any two 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 one and analyze it.


I’ m participating in SuperUROP because I wish to apply the knowledge I acquired from 6.875 (Cryptography and Cryptanalysis) to a long-term research effort. I hope to learn more about theoretical cryptography and find out if I will enjoy research in cryptography through this project.

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