Design of decoders for post-quantum cryptography

Although large scale quantum computers are not yet practical, they are expected to offer huge processing speedup over conventional platforms. In  particular, thanks to the capability of solving in polynomial time  problems which today show superpolynomial computational complexity on a  conventional computer, quantum computers will be able to break currently  used asymmetric cryptography systems. therefore, new cryptography  systems resistant to a quantum computer equipped attacker have been  studied and proposed. The decoding of an error-affected codeword with a  general linear error correction code is one of the most promising  solutions. The aim of this research activity is to advance the state of  art in designing and implementing hardware architectures  for code based  cryptosystems.  Current, this activity is jointly developed with a number of partners,  including Politecnico di Milano, Universit√† Politecnica delle Marche and  Telsy.

ERC Sector:

  • PE7_4 (Micro and nano) systems engineering
  • PE7_7 Signal processing


  • Digital integrated circuits
  • Cryptography

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