Applied Cryptography Research Group

In the near future, large scale quantum computers are predicted to break currently used public key cryptosystems, integer factorization, finite field and elliptic curve based cryptography. Before the production of such computers, new public key cryptosystems that are secure against classical and quantum computers must be developed and available to use. Post-quantum cryptography aims to develop such cryptographic algorithms. PQC research group, established in 2018 at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University does research on the development of secure and efficient PQC algorithms. Research areas of PQC Research Group are hash-based digital signature schemes, lattice-based cryptography, multivariate public key cryptography, and isogeny-based cryptography.

Team Members

  • Murat Cenk
  • Ceylin Doğan
  • Neriman Gamze Orhon Kılıç
  • Yunus Emre Yılmaz
  • H. Bartu Yünüak
  • Esra Yeniaras
  • Y. Alper Bilgin
  • İrem Keskinkurt Paksoy
  • Murat Demircioğlu

Recent Publications

  • Faster Characteristic Three Polynomial Multiplication and Its Application to NTRU Prime Decapsulation, Esra Yeniaras and Murat Cenk
  • TMVP-based Multiplication for Polynomial Quotient Rings and Application to Saber on ARM Cortex-M4, İrem Keskinkurt Paksoy and Murat Cenk
  • Cortex-M4 Optimizations for {R,M}LWE Schemes, Erdem Alkim, Yusuf Alper Bilgin, Murat Cenk and François Gérard

Last Updated:
28/01/2021 - 22:56