Achtung:

Sie haben Javascript deaktiviert!
Sie haben versucht eine Funktion zu nutzen, die nur mit Javascript möglich ist. Um sämtliche Funktionalitäten unserer Internetseite zu nutzen, aktivieren Sie bitte Javascript in Ihrem Browser.

Info-Icon This content is partly available in English
Studierende in den Seminarräumen des O-Gebäudes, Foto: Universität Paderborn, Fotografin: Judith Kraft Show image information

Studierende in den Seminarräumen des O-Gebäudes, Foto: Universität Paderborn, Fotografin: Judith Kraft

Seminar Post-Quantum Cryptography

News

Overview

In our seminar you will have to choose a topic to work on from a list of selected topics covering the subject of post-quantum cryptography. In order to facilitate your first steps and improve your understanding for the topics, we plan to offer a few lecture-style talks focussing on post-quantum cryptography and related basics. Caution: This is not an introduction into basic cryptography itself and we recommend that you should already be familiar with its basic concepts (for example, from ItC or FoC) and linear algebra when applying for the seminar.

 

During the seminar we will offer you online hangouts where you can talk to members of our research group and other seminar participants, e.g. to resolve problems, clarify questions, or just to talk to someone. After being assigned a topic, you are required to meet your (also assigned) advisor in at least one such hangout within a short (t.b.a.) timeframe. This is the first time you can talk about contents for the essay you have to write and the recorded presentation you have to hold.

The process for creating your final essay includes a peer review phase which is described below. This not only enables you to (possibly) improve your grade but to get a feeling how publishing a scientific paper works.

In particular, during your seminar work you will face following major deadlines, which are to be announced:

  • Early draft: Get feedback for a first feature-complete version of your essay from your advisor.
  • Essay & presentation submission: The versions of your essay and talks we will majorly grade. These versions determine whether you pass or fail.
  • Peer review: You will be assigned chosen essays and presentations of other seminar participants which you review in order to give constructive feedback.
  • Submission of your final essay: Depending on your improvements and the work in the peer-review phase this can improve your grade.

Dates and Times

For the dates and times, see the Panda course.

Seminar Topics

We offer a variety of topics related to post-quantum cryptography. We strongly recommend having attended some form of cryptography lecture prior to this seminar. 

 

These topics will be announced, either by mail or on this site.

Formalities

Hangouts

We will host online hangouts. At least one scientist from Prof. Blömer's staff will be present. The hangout is a place to (1) get writing done while (2) being able to ask questions and discuss arising issues directly. 

You only have to attend once to talk to your advisor, but in our opinion, the best way to become a great writer is through immediate feedback and good discussions with experienced writers. So come hang out with us. Ask questions on your topic. Share your screen and ask for feedback on a paragraph you've written or a text structure you've outlined. Ask how to best manage writer's block. Ask what tools to use or how to fix this LaTeX error. Ask other students whether they can understand what you're writing. Or maybe just use this session to silently write your essay and sometimes listen in on discussions.

For details and dates, see here.

Essay

Your essay should be 10 to 16 pages. The deadline for the initial and final versions of the essay is shown in the table at the top. It should be in the style of a scientific paper. If you like, you can use our LaTeX templates as a starting point. Note that we prefer you submit 10 pages of gold rather than 16 pages of mediocre writing.

Talk

In addition to your essay, you have to give a live presentation. Your talk should be roughly 1 hour long including discussion time and present your topic to the other students. Thus, you should plan to talk for about 45-50 minutes.

Teaching Assistant

Laurens Porzenheim

Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics > Department of Computer Science > Codes and Cryptography

Laurens  Porzenheim
Phone:
+49 5251 60-6626
Office:
F2.111

Henrik Bröcher

Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics > Department of Computer Science > Codes and Cryptography

Henrik Bröcher
Phone:
+49 5251 60-6328
Office:
F2.108
Web:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer

Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics > Department of Computer Science > Codes and Cryptography

Johannes Blömer
Phone:
+49 5251 60-6651
Fax:
+49 5251 60-6618
Office:
F2.101
Web:

Office hours:

Do, 11:00-12:00

The University for the Information Society