RIT Holds Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography and Computing, Oct. 28-30




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Rochester Institute of Technology will host the 18th Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography and Computing from Oct. 28 to 30, marking the first time the event will take place in New York.

Professionals, scientists and educators from many parts of the United States and Canada will convene at the three-day conference to discuss combinatorics, the science of counting objects, and cryptography and computing, the science of coding and decoding messages.

The keynote speaker, Andrew Odlyzko, director of the digital technology center at the University of Minnesota and former head of the mathematics and cryptography research department at AT&T Laboratories, will give his talk, “Cybersecurity and its Limitations” at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29, in the B. Thomas Golisano College auditorium. Odlyzko is an expert in the area of Internet security and traffic, and debunked the myth that Internet traffic doubles every three or four months.

The conference will also feature invited lectures from Joseph Gallian, from University of Minnesota-Duluth, Jonathan Farley of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jack Graver of Syracuse University, Garth Isaak of Lehigh University, Ann Trenk of Wellesley College, and Renu Laskar from Clemson University. All talks will be held in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences building.

The event is sponsored by RIT's Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Science and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

For registration fees and other details, visit http://www.rit.edu/~cvlsma/MCCCC.