Cyber Security Seminar on Code-Based Cryptography

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 15 December 2020, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

With the realization that a quantum computer would make many practically used public key cryptographic systems obsolete it became an important research topic to design public key systems which are expected to be secure even if a powerful quantum computer would exist. For this reason the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is currently running a competition whose goal will be new quantum computer safe standards.

In this talk we will first describe the major possible candidates for post-quantum cryptography. After this we will concentrate on so called code based systems. These systems were first introduced in 1978 by Robert McEliece and they are based on the hardness of decoding a general linear code of up to half the minimum distance. Nowadays the class of code based systems have many variants and they belong to the most promising candidates for a new standard.

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Meeting ID: 998 2403 0007, Passcode: 913363

Professor Joachim Rosenthal

Joachim Rosenthal is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Z├╝rich. From 2011-2013 he served as Chair of the Mathematics Department and from 2016-2020 he has been Vice Dean of the College of Science. He received the Diplom in Mathematics from the University of Basel in 1986 and the Ph.D. in Mathematics from Arizona State University in 1990.

From 1990 until 2006 he has been with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been last "The Notre Dame Chair in Applied Mathematics" and Concurrent Professor of Electrical Engineering.

His current research interests are in coding theory and cryptography. He serves currently on the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA), Advances in Mathematics of Communications (AMC), Journal of Algebra and Its Applications (JAA), Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications and the International Journal of Information and Coding Theory (IJOCT). He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society and as Treasurer of the Swiss Mathematical Society.

From 2004 until 2018 he has been moderator (together with Madhu Sudan) for the Information theory section of arXiv. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a honorary professor of Universidad del Norte, Colombia.

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