Spring 2020

Quantum Cryptanalysis of Post-Quantum Cryptography

Feb. 22Feb. 24, 2020

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Michele Mosca (University of Waterloo; chair), Vadim Lyubashevsky (IBM Research), Stacey Jeffery (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Elena Kirshanova (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University)

In a short number of years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will standardize a small set of public-key algorithms designed to be resilient to quantum attacks. But will they be? They are designed to resist the known quantum attacks, but can other quantum algorithmic tools be applied in novel ways to break the algorithms using the proposed parameters? Can new quantum algorithms break them? The aim of this workshop is to bring quantum algorithms experts together with experts in post-quantum cryptography to develop and explore potential avenues for quantum attacks on these schemes and/or to build greater confidence that such attacks do not exist.

This workshop is part of both the Quantum Wave in Computing program and the Lattices: Algorithms, Complexity, and Cryptography program.

All events take place in the Calvin Lab auditorium on Saturday, February 22 and Monday, February 24.

Invited Participants: 

David Jao (University of Waterloo), Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Frédéric Magniez (Université Paris-Diderot - Paris 7), Chloe Martindale (University of Bristol), Gretchen Matthews (Virginia Tech), Arya Mazumdar (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Priyanka Mukhopadhyay (University of Waterloo), Edoardo Persichetti (Florida Atlanta University), Anupam Prakash (Université Paris Diderot), Martin Roetteler (Microsoft), Jérémie Roland (Université Libre de Bruxelles)