Gibbons Lectures | Cryptography after quantum computers Event as iCalendar

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15 May 2019


Venue: 260.092 (Owen G Glenn Building 3), Level 0

Location: Please join us for refreshments from 6pm at 260.088 Level 0 Foyer, Owen G Glenn Building

Host: Department of Computer Science

Cost: Free - all welcome

Website: Gibbons Lectures

Professor Steven Galbraith, Department of Mathematics
Professor Steven Galbraith

Quantum computers will be able to break some of the most famous and widely deployed cryptosystems. Will our private information be secure in a post-quantum world?

In this talk, Professor Steven Galbraith will briefly survey modern cryptography and indicate which current systems are potentially vulnerable to quantum computers.

Professor Galbraith will then report on recent developments in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

In particular, he will discuss the ongoing National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization process.


Our Speaker | Professor Steven Galbraith, Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland

Professor Steven Galbraith is a professor of Mathematics at the University of Auckland and is currently the head of department.

He has a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Waikato; a Master of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; and a doctorate from Oxford University in the UK.

He held research positions at Royal Holloway University of London, UK; the University of Waterloo, Canada; the Institute for Experimental Mathematics, Essen, Germany; and the University of Bristol, UK.

He was a lecturer from 2001 to 2009 in the Department of Mathematics at the Royal Holloway University of London, and was made full professor there in 2008.

An international leader in the mathematics of public key cryptography, Professor Galbraith’s research is in computational number theory, computational algebraic geometry, and applications in public key cryptography.

He has published around 70 papers and one very large book. Professor Galbraith has given many invited lectures, including being selected by the London Mathematical Society to be the Aitken Lecturer in 2015.

Seminar | Quantum information theory

Ahead of Professor Galbraith's lecture, the School of Computer Science will hold a seminar on quantum information theory. The seminar will provide some simple mathematical background, and will review connections of randomness with quantum information theory.

Title: Quantum information theory
Room: 303-B07
Time: Wednesday 15 May, 4-5pm

If you were unable to attend the seminar but you would like to view the presentation, you can find it on Professor André Nies' directory page.