Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Partners

Declared Inria International Partners
  • Title: Discrete Mathematics, Codes and Cryptography

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Indian Statistical Institute (India) - Cryptology Research Group - Bimal Roy

  • Duration: 2014 - 2018

  • Start year: 2014

  • Today's cryptology offers important challenges. Some are well-known: Can we understand existing cryptanalysis techniques well enough to devise criterion for the design of efficient and secure symmetric cryptographic primitives? Can we propose cryptographic protocols which offer provable security features under some reasonable algorithmic assumptions? Some are newer: How could we overcome the possible apparition of a quantum computer with its devastating consequences on public key cryptography as it is used today? Those challenges must be addressed, and some of the answers will involve tools borrowed to discrete mathematics, combinatorics, algebraic coding theory, algorithmic. The guideline of this proposal is to explore further and enrich the already well established connections between those scientific domains and their applications to cryptography and its challenges.

Informal International Partners
  • Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Algebra und Geometrie (Germany):

    Study of Boolean functions for cryptographic applications

  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore): cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives.

  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany): design and cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives.