Department of Mathematical Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

Crypto Cafe

Topics in Mathematics and Computer Science related to Cryptography and Information Security 

February 25, 2019, SE-43, Room 215; 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Koray Karabina, Florida Atlantic University

Title:  Cryptographic Primitives: from Biometrics to Post-Quantum Schemes

Abstract:  Biometrics-based cybersecurity technologies offer significant advantages in authentication, identification and access control mechanisms.  Convenience and fraud prevention requirements in systems create a growing demand for biometric solutions in a wide range of sectors and applications, such as mobile, healthcare, banking and border security.  In this talk, I will discuss some cryptographic primitives and the implementation towards developing secure and efficient biometric authentication protocols.  In particular, I will present a recent construction of ours, some of its post-quantum aspects, its extension and potential application in other domains.    


February 11, 2019, SE-43, Room 215; 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Gustavo Banegas, Tecnische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUe). 

Title:    Introduction to Quantum Algorithms and Code-Based Cryptography Implementation

Abstract:    Some years ago the question was if it was possible to build a quantum computer. Nowadays, we know that it is possible to build a quantum computer and it will be consequences of this. In a bright side, we will be able to have a tool for solving several problems. In a dark side, the current cryptography is in risk. However, how can we design a quantum circuit for quantum algorithms? Another natural question is: are there cryptoschemes safe against quantum computers? Can those schemes be efficiently implemented? In this talk we will give a brief introduction about quantum circuits and how it is possible to implement a cryptosystem safe against quantum computers.


January 21, 2019, SE-43, Room 215; 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Edoardo Persichetti, Florida Atlantic University

Title: An Introduction to Post-Quantum Cryptography

Abstract: This seminar, the first in the series, will provide an introduction to the area of post-quantum cryptography with a particular emphasis on primitives coming from the area of coding theory. At the end of the talk we will present some open questions on code-based cryptography.