Leo Ducas (CWI Cryptology Group) Involved in NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Finalists
(CNI.nl) In its process to develop the first cryptographic standard to protect sensitive electronic data against the threat of quantum computers, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the finalists. Léo Ducas from CWI’s Cryptology group is involved in several finalists of this standardization process.
NIST announced a group of seven finalists, on 22 June 2020. CWI researcher Léo Ducas is involved in several of these finalists. He is a co-designer of one of the four finalists for public-key encryption (CRYSTALS-KYBER) and of one of the three finalists for digital signatures (CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM).
Both proposals are the result of a multi-national collaborative effort, which included CWI, University of Lyon, Radboud University, Ruhr University Bochum, University of Waterloo, IBM, NXP, ARM, and SRI International).