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New Trends in Cryptology - WMM53O2

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 18.0
    • Tutorials 12.0


    ECTS 3.0


Introduce new trends in cryptography and/or cryptanalysis which are currently hot topics.
For 2010, the chosen topics are Biometrics, Quantum cryptography and Pairing-based cryptography.

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Biometrics : objectives, fundamentals, verification/authentication, biometric modalities (fingerprint, iris, face…), the biometric
market, applications, testing biometrics, standards, security and biometrics, integration with cryptography, privacy, myths.
Quantum cryptography: introduction to quantum information theory, quantum key distribution protocol, practical applications
to commerce and industry.
Pairings : mathematical foundation, cryptographic protocol, software/hardware implementations, applied security (security ubiquitous
computing, security management, network security, grid computing, PKI model, internent and web security, e-business)


Biometrics : none
Quantum cryptography : basic linear algebra
Pairings : SAC: PKI


The exam is given in english only 

1 final exam in 3 parts (one part for each topic)

S1=(E1(Biometrics)+E1(Pairing)+2*E1(Quantum))/4 ; S2=(E2(Biometrics)+E2(Pairing)+2*E2(Quantum))/4

Additional Information

This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->M2 Sec, Crypt. and Coding of Info.->SCCI - Semester 3


Biometrics :
Guide to Biometrics by Ruud Bolle, Jonathan Connell, Sharanthchandra Pankanti, Nalini Ratha, Andrew Senior, Springer Verlag
La Biometrie de Jacky Pierson, Hermes 2007
Hand book of Fingerprint Recognition by David Maltoni, Dario Maio, Anil K. Jain, Salil Prabhakar, Springer 2005
Quantum cryptography :
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen, Issak L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press 2000.
Pairings :
Advances in Elliptic Curve Cryptography: Further Topics v. 2 (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series) by Ian F.
Blake , Gadiel Seroussi , Nigel P. Smart , Cambride University Press, 2005.