C&O graduate students Samuel Jaques and John Schanck have won the Best Young Researcher Paper Award at Crypto 2019, the 39th Annual International Cryptology Symposium. Their paper, Quantum cryptanalysis in the RAM model: Claw-finding attacks on SIKE, will be presented on August 20 in Santa Barbara.
The Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) conference will be held at the University of Waterloo from August 14-16, 2019. The conference co-chairs are Kenneth Paterson (University of London/ETH Zurich) and C&O professor Douglas Stebila.
Samuel Jaques will be awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal (Master) at the June 14th convocation ceremony for his outstanding academic performance.
Under the supervision of Alfred Menezes and Michele Mosca, Jaques achieved an average of 97 per cent during his Master's program while he held an NSERC Graduate Scholarship. He was also awarded the President's Graduate Scholarship and the Rai Mathematics Graduate Scholarship.
The book "An Introduction to Quantum and Vassiliev Knot Variants", written by C&O Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Jackson and Professor IainMoffatt (University of London), has been published by Springer.