NSF tags FAU researcher for post-quantum cryptography in NextG Networks

By Sandra Helsel posted 27 May 2022

(Newswise) Florida Atlantic University’s Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was among 34 investigators nationwide selected by the The National Science Foundation (NSF) for a new investment of more than $37 million aimed to develop intelligent, resilient and reliable next generation – of NextG – Networks. IQT-News shares below.

NextG promises faster cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite networks, all of which can be used to enhance data streaming, wireless communications, analytics and automation. Florida Atlantic University’s Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was among 34 investigators nationwide selected by the NSF. He has received a $1 million grant for his project titled, “RINGS: Bringing Post-Quantum Cryptography to Large-Scale NextG Systems.” FAU is the only institution working on taking post-quantum cryptography to next generation systems. Azarderakhsh is leading the research with collaborators from Florida International University and Marquette University in Wisconsin.
The NSF investment called RINGS, which is short for Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems, is a public-private partnership that focuses on accelerating research to increase the competitiveness of the United States in NextG networking and computing technologies and ensure the security and resilience of NextG technologies and infrastructure.
The RINGS program is NSF’s single largest effort to date to engage public and private partners to jointly support a research program and includes companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft and agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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