Section: Partnerships and Cooperations
GALOP is a Young Researchers (JCJC) project with the purpose of extending the limits of the state-of-the-art algebraic tools in computer science, especially in stochastic games. It brings original and innovative algebraic tools, based on symbolic-numeric computing, that exploit the geometry and the structure and complement the state-of-the-art. We support our theoretical tools with a highly efficient open-source software for solving polynomials. Using our algebraic tools we study the geometry of the central curve of (semi-definite) optimization problems. The algebraic tools and our results from the geometry of optimization pave the way to introduce algorithms and precise bounds for stochastic games.
Programme d'investissements d'avenir (PIA)
PIA grant RISQ: Regroupement of the Security Industry for Quantum-Safe security (2017-2020). The goal of the RISQ project is to prepare the security industry to the upcoming shift of classical cryptography to quantum-safe cryptography. (J.-C. Faugère [contact], and L. Perret).
The RISQ project is certainly the biggest industrial project ever organized in quantum-safe cryptography. RISQ is one of few projects accepted in the call Grands Défis du Numérique which is managed by BPI France, and will be funded thanks to the so-called Plan d'Investissements d'Avenir.
The RISQ project is a natural continuation of PolSys commitment to the industrial transfert of quantum-safe cryptography. RISQ is a large scale version of the HFEBoost project; which demonstrated the potential of quantum-safe cryptography.
PolSys actively participated to shape the RISQ project. PolSys is now a member of the strategic board of RISQ, and is leading the task of designing and analyzing quantum-safe algorithms. In particular, a first milestone of this task was to prepare submissions to NIST's quantum-safe standardisation process.