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ANR Jeunes Chercheurs GALOP (Games through the lens of ALgebra and OPptimization)

Duration: 2018–2022

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.

Participants: E. Tsigaridas [contact], F. Johansson, H. Gimbert, J.-C. Faugère, M. Safey El Din.

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.