# PIMS Network-Wide Colloquium

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Thu., Nov. 16, 2023 3:30 p.m.
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**Speaker:** Kristin Lauter (Meta)

**Title:** AI4Crypto

**Registration in advance and details at:** https://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/231116-pnwckl

**Abstract:**

Kristin Lauter is an American mathematician and cryptographer whose research interest is broadly in application of number theory and algebraic geometry in cryptography. She is particularly known for her work in the area of elliptic curve cryptography. She was a researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, from 1999 - 2021, and the head of the Cryptography Group from 2008 - 2021; her group developed Microsoft SEAL. In April 2021, Lauter joined Facebook AI Research (FAIR) as the West Coast Head of Research Science. She became the President-Elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics in February 2014 and served as President from 2015 - 2017.