Section: New Results
Tensor rank of multiplication over finite fields
Determining the tensor rank of multiplication over finite fields is a problem of great interest in algebraic complexity theory, but it also has practical importance: it allows us to obtain multiplication algorithms with a low bilinear complexity, which are of crucial significance in cryptography. In collaboration with S. Ballet and J. Chaumine  , Julia Pieltant obtained new asymptotic bounds for the symmetric tensor rank of multiplication in finite extensions of finite fields . In the more general (not-necessarily-symmetric) case, Pieltant and H. Randriam obtained new uniform upper bounds for multiplication in extensions of . They also gave purely asymptotic bounds substantially improving those coming from uniform bounds, by using a family of Shimura curves defined over . This work will appear in Mathematics of Computation  .