Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

International Laboratory for Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Associate Team involved in the International Lab:

  • Title: (Harder Better) FAster STronger cryptography

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher): and the PRMAIS project

    • Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku (Gabon) - Tony Ezome

  • Start year: 2017

  • See also: http://fast.gforge.inria.fr/

  • The project aims to develop better algorithms for elliptic curve cryptography with prospect of the two challenges ahead: - securing the internet of things - preparing towards quantum computers.

    Elliptic curves are currently the fastest public-key cryptosystem (with a key size that can fit on embeded devices) while still through a different mode of operation beeing (possibly) able to resist quantum based computers.

    This was the last year of the Fast projet, which was represented at the Journees du Lirimia in Yaounde by Emmanuel Fouotsa.

    In total the project funded one EMA and two CIMPA schools, had 14 publications in journals and conferences (with three upcoming preprints), two PhD defense with two upcoming.

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners

The team is used to collaborating with Leiden University through the ALGANT programme for joint PhD supervision.

Eduardo Friedman (U. of Chile), long term collaborator of K. Belabas's and H. Cohen's, is a regular visitor in Bordeaux (about 1 month every year).