Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School
September 29-30, 2014
The Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School is a two-day program focused on cryptography in a quantum era.
The summer school is part of the CryptoWorks21 training program and is hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). The program takes place at The Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School aims to provide an overview and introduction to the main approaches to providing cryptographic tools that may be safe against quantum algorithmic attacks. The target audience is students and other researchers conducting or interested in conducting research related to designing, testing or deploying quantum-safe cryptography.
The summer school will be followed by the PQCrypto 2014 conference October 1-3, 2014. Students who come to the summer school are encouraged to attend the conference.
Fees and accommodations
The registration fee for the Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School is $125 CAD. Students may apply for funding support. Details about registration, funding support, and accommodations are available on the conference web page.
The Summer School will include lectures on the following topics.
- Code-based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Nicolas Sendrier
- Hash-based signatures
- Lattice-based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Daniele Micciancio
- Multi-variate functions based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Daniel Smith-Tone
- Quantum cryptanalysis
- Instructor: Stacey Jeffery
- Quantum key establishment
- Instructor: Douglas Stebila