Privacy and Number-Theoretic Cryptography
Privacy is a fundamental right of people living
in a law-abiding society, and cryptography is a fundamental tool for
privacy-enhancing technologies. Due to ongoing and inevitable threats from
criminals and terrorists, it is important that mechanisms for providing
privacy not interfere with the legitimate duties of law enforcement agencies.
This project has two goals:
- To foster the research of privacy-enhancing policy and technologies; and
- Studying fundamental cryptographic primitives and protocols, with an
emphasis placed on number-theoretic objects including finite fields,
elliptic curves, hyperelliptic curves, algebraic function fields, and
algebraic number fields.