Oxford Post-Quantum Cryptography Workshop

Workshop Overview

The Workshop will take place in March (18-22th), 2019 at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The event, that is by invitation only, is meant to bring together the top researchers in the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography for a week of fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas.


During the week, each morning there will be two talks on various Post-Quantum fields. Each talk will be an overview of the techniques used in each PQ field - lattice-based cryptography, hash-based cryptography, code-based cryptography, isogeny-based cryptography and multivariate-based cryptography - with a dedicated focus to NIST submissions, and their state-of-the-art cryptanalysis. One of the talks will be on the NIST standardization process by Dustin Moody (NIST).


The morning talks will be followed by (group) working sessions, where teams will work on previously agreed research problems.


A limited number of open spots for highly interested and motivated PhD students that work in the area of Post-quantum Cryptography are available. See the following Registration section for further details.


Target Audience: Active Post-Quantum Cryptography researchers.




• Andreas Huelsing (TU Eindhoven, NL): hash-based cryptography - PDF icon Simplify security arguments for hash-based signatures.pdf

• Edoardo Persichetti (Florida Atlantic University, US): code-based cryptography - PDF icon Code-based Cryptography - State of the art - 1.pdfPDF icon Code-based Cryptography - State of the art - 2.pdf

• Bo-Yin Yang (Academia Sinica, TW): multivariate-based cryptography - PDF icon MQ Public-Key Crypto in the NIST competition.pdf

• Dustin Moody (NIST):  NIST standardization process - PDF icon What was NIST thinking.pdf

• Craig Costello (Microsoft Research, US): isogeny-based cryptography - PDF icon SIKE (in Round 2).pdf

• Chris Peikert (University of Michigan, US): lattice-based cryptography - PDF icon Lattice-based Cryptography.pdf

• Chloe Martindale (Technical University of Eindhoven, NL): isogeny-based cryptography - PDF icon CSIDH.pdf




PDF icon Oxford PQC Workshop - Program.pdf




Ali El Kaafarani (Local organiser)

• Shuichi Katsumata

Federico Pintore (Local organiser)

• Simona Samardjiska

• Peter Schwabe

• Benjamin Smith




PhD students willing to participate to the workshop should send:

  • a short CV,
  • a support letter from their supervisor,

to federico(dot)pintore(at)maths(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk, no later than January 15, 2019.

During the Workshop, coffee breaks and lunches will be provided.

No registration fee is required.




In general, participants will have to find their own accommodation. They are welcome to book anywhere. For instance, here is a link to the university rooms website: http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/oxford/home