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.
It is part of the CryptoWorks21 training program and is hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre on the University of Waterloo main campus at 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The Post-quantum crypto 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
There will be a small registration fee for the summer school. Students may apply for funding support. Details about registration, funding support, and accommodations will be available on the conference web page (pqcrypto2014.uwaterloo.ca) in early June.
The Summer School will include lectures on the following topics.
- Hash-based signatures
- Instructor: Johannes Buchmann
- Multi-variate functions based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Daniel Smith-Tone
- Code-based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Tanja Lange
- Lattice-based public-key cryptography
- Instructor: Daniele Micciancio
- Quantum cryptanalysis
- Instructor: Stacey Jeffery
- Quantum key establishment
- Instructor: TBD