Report Title：Cryptography in a quantum world
Report time: December 9, 2016 11:15 am
Report location: Main Campus Shenghua building 215
Report synopsis：Quantum computing is revolutionizing cryptography. Many widely deployed cryptosystems (e.g. RSA) will be broken due to efficient quantum algorithms. I will introduce such challenges and opportunities that cryptography faces in a quantum era, and share exciting future research directions. Dr. Fang Song will give a tour about his research on the challenges and opportunites that modern cryptography encounters due to the new computation paradigm of quantum computing. He will also take the opportunity to introduce the PhD positions he has available to work in cryptography, quantum computing and theoretical computer science in general.
Biography:Dr. Fang Song is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Portland State University starting Fall 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo during 2013 to 2016. He completed his PhD in 2013 in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, under the supervision of Prof. Sean Hallgren. Prior to that, he received his bachelor’s degree from University of Science & Technology of China in 2008. He has served on the committee ofQIP 2017andPKC 2017.
His research interests lie in cryptography, especially in the presence of quantum attacks (a.k.a. post-quantum crypto), quantum algorithms, computational complexity and theoretical computer science broadly.