(HPC.Wire) Yale University has entered an international partnership with Abu Dhabi and the UAE to pioneer breakthroughs in post-quantum cryptography and neuromorphic computing.
The two institutions will first join forces on ‘Post-Quantum Lightweight Crypto Hardware Accelerators and Trusted Execution Environment Designs’, a project at the intersection of emerging technologies that focuses on developing quantum-resistant crypto schemes within the context of emerging quantum algorithms that can be run on a sufficiently large quantum computer. By leveraging post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) algorithms, the project aims to guarantee the necessary measures of security even as today’s public cryptographic standards, such as RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), become ineffective when a powerful quantum computer is built and can run Shor’s quantum algorithm. The project is also exploring post-quantum lightweight cryptography with a focus on highly constrained devices.
Speaking on the partnership, Dr Najwa Aaraj, Chief Researcher at Cryptography Research Centre, said: “We are excited to work with peers from Yale University in carrying out groundbreaking research in these two vital fields. At the Cryptography Research Centre, we are creating a knowledge-driven ecosystem powered by like-minded scientists and researchers – all focused on designing breakthrough solutions in different areas of cryptography.”
Jakub Szefer, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Priya Panda, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, from Yale University, said: “By working collaboratively with Cryptography Research Centre, we have an opportunity to apply shared expertise across post-quantum cryptography and neuromorphic computing research. We are optimistic that this partnership will yield effective research outcomes for greater impact.”