Leader of the group Cryptology: Ronald Cramer.

Our research group is concerned with digital security, an area of increasingly pressing concern for industry, government and society at large. We investigate how cryptologic methods can contribute to solving security issues, for example through encryption, digital signatures and secure computation. Furthermore, we seek to establish the reliability of current cryptologic methods, how they can be improved, and what better alternatives there might be.
Quantum safety, meaning security in a possible future age of quantum computing, is a particular focus of our research.


CWI joins Sino-European research network LIAMA

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has officially joined research network LIAMA. The Sino-European Laboratory in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics (LIAMA) is a research lab consisting of European and Chinese research institutes in the field of mathematics and computer science. LIAMA conducts research, training and transfer projects in these fields. CWI will join the lab as one of the founding members.

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Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Applications of Arithmetic Secret Sharing Schemes in Two-Party Cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis of Lattice-based Cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis of Widely-used Hash Function Standards and Beyond
  • Lattice-based cryptography
  • Secure scalable policy-enforced distributed data processing
  • Algebraic Methods for Stronger Crypto (ALGSTRONGCRYPTO)
  • Scalable Oblivious Data Analytics (SODA)

Related partners

  • Philips
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • NXP Semiconductor Belgium N.V
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven