Cryptographic Implementations is a new group in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, complementing the existing Coding Theory and Cryptology group. The core mission of the Cryptographic Implementations group is to cryptographically protect every Internet packet against espionage, corruption, and sabotage. The group's publications feature several recurring research themes:
- Ongoing and future advances in computer architecture, including parallelism, mesh communication, vectorization, and quantum computing.
- Analysis and optimization of cryptanalytic algorithms, taking account of advances in computer architecture.
- Analysis and optimization of cryptographic algorithms, again taking account of advances in computer architecture.
- Design of cryptographic functions, optimizing the tradeoffs between security (taking account of cryptanalytic algorithms) and performance (taking account of cryptographic algorithms).
- Integration of cryptography into the real world.
Cryptographic Implementations is also the home of the Saber cluster.
Group members (chronological order)
- Group leader: Daniel J. Bernstein.
- Tung Chou. 2012.09: Joined group as PhD student. 2016.06: Received PhD. 2017.02: Joined Osaka University as Specially Appointed Assistant Professor.
- Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup. 2013.05: Joined group as PhD student. 2017.03: Received PhD.
- Christine van Vredendaal. 2014.06: Joined group as PhD student.
- Andreas Hülsing. 2013.12: Joined group as postdoc. 2015.04: Joined Coding Theory and Cryptology group.
- Jacob Appelbaum. 2015.09: Joined group as PhD student.
- Ruben Niederhagen. 2015.10: Joined group as postdoc. 2016.10: Joined Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology.
- 1500000€, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek grant 639.073.005, "Vici: Computational number theory in cryptography and cryptanalysis."
When the group was created (mid-2012) the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science had 38 full professors, 16 associate professors, 52 assistant professors, 39 lecturers/researchers, 29 postdocs, 97 Ph.D. students, and various staff etc. There is an automatically updated online list of current department personnel. The department is divided into seven sections—
- A&V: Algorithms and Visualization
- CASA: Centre for Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications
- DM: Discrete Mathematics
- IS: Information Systems
- MDSE: Model Driven Software Engineering
- SENS: Security and Embedded Networked Systems
- STO: Stochastics
—plus several research institutes.
Version: This is version 2017.03.21 of the Introduction web page.