CMSA Special Seminar: Multivariate public key cryptosystems – Candidates for the Next Generation Post-quantum Standards


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March 10, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10
Address: 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jintai Ding - University of Cincinnati

Multivariate public key cryptosystems (MPKC) are one of the four main families of post-quantum public key cryptosystems. In a MPKC, the public key is given by a set of quadratic polynomials and its security is based on the hardness of solving a set of multivariate polynomials. In this talk, we will give an introduction to the multivariate public key cryptosystems including the main designs, the main attack tools and the mathematical theory behind in particular algebraic geometry. We will also present state of the art research in the area.