The Spring school will take place in March (20-24th), 2017 at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. It aims at covering lattices, their role in modern cryptography, and their potential use in the post-quantum era. Namely, it will cover the basics of lattices, "hard" lattice problems and the reductions between them, and advanced lattice-based cryptography constructions (e.g. Fully Homomorphic Encryption). The school will also have practical sessions using SageMath.
Target Audience: Graduate students and Postdocs.
Location: Lecture Rooms L1 (Mon/Tues) /L3 (Wed-Fri), Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Site, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG.
Martin Albrecht (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Léo Ducas (CWI, Amsterdam, the Netherland)
Craig Gentry (IBM T.J.Watson Research Center)
Phong Nguyen (Inria (France) and CNRS/JFLI/University of Tokyo (Japan))
Richard Pinch (GCHQ)
Nigel Smart (University of Bristol)
Dan Shepherd (GCHQ)
- Introduction by Ali El Kaafarani
- LATTICES AND CRYPTOGRAPHY IN A POST-QUANTUM WORLD.pdf by Richard Pinch
- Overview of Lattice-Based Cryptography.pdf by Leo Ducas
- Intro to lattices, NTRU, Ring-LWE.pptx by Dan Shepherd (this file contains all his lectures during the school!)
- Ring-LWE- An Efficient PQC Public Key Encryption Scheme.pdf by Nigel Smart
- lattice-reduction-and-attacks.pdf by Martin Albrecht
- Enumeration by Pruning.pdf by Phong Nguyen
- sage-introduction.pdf by Martin Albrecht
- SageMath Lab-01.pdf by Martin/Leo
- Short Stickelberger Class Relations and Application to Ideal SVP.pdfby Leo Ducas
- Lattice Algorithms- Design, Analysis and Experiments.pdf by Phong Nguyen
- Fully Homomorphic Encryption FHE1.pptx, FHE2.pptx by Craig Gentry
- SageMath lab-02.pdf by Martin/Leo
- subfield-attack.pdf by Martin Albrecht
- FHE3.pptx and Cryptographic Program Obfuscation.ppt by Craig Gentry
- Concluding Remarks by Michael Collins
Early registration deadline is the 15th of December. Regular fees are £150. No fee for Postgraduate students. The fees for participants from industry are £1000.
(NOTE: The event is already fully booked for Postgraduate students!)
You can register here:
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
Available for Doctoral students at UK Universities who register before the 15th of December. The amount is £150 per (UK-based) student.
Expense Claim Form: Fill out the form R12_Expenses_Claim_Form.xlsx , sign it, and send it together with the original receipts to the following address;
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter