ERC Almacrypt

Algorithmic and Mathematical Cryptology



About Almacrypt

Cryptology is a foundation of information security in the digital world.
Today's Internet is protected by complexity theoretic cryptography. This is based on hardness assumptions which should:

However, there are many assumptions not sufficiently tested and internet security could be at risk. This is becoming even more worrying with the possible emergence of general purpose quantum computers in the mid-term future.

The main ambition of Almacrypt is to remedy this issue by challenging the assumptions through an advanced algorithmic analysis.
In particular, the scope of proposal includes research on:


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 669891)