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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Current events

RISC seminar: Lattice based Cryptography (PROMETHEUS)

  • 2019-05-03T13:30:00+02:00
  • 2019-05-03T17:00:00+02:00
May 3 Friday

Start: 2019-05-03 13:30:00+02:00 End: 2019-05-03 17:00:00+02:00

Room L016 at CWI, Science Park 123 in Amsterdam

Everyone is welcome to attend this CR seminar with four talks on the topics of lattice-based cryptography, lattice algorithms and cryptanalysis. Speakers:

Thomas Prest (PQShield): All Along the Ring Tower: Algebraic Structures for Fun and Profit
Serge Fehr (CWI, Amsterdam): Security of the Fiat-Shamir Transformation in the Quantum Random Oracle Model
Thijs Laarhoven (TU Eindhoven): Lattice algorithms for the closest vector problem with preprocessing
Alice Pellet--Mary (ENS Lyon): Approx-SVP in Ideal Lattices with Pre-processing and (maybe) some extensions

See the website for the abstracts.


Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Cryptanalysis of Lattice-based Cryptography
  • Samenwerkingsovereenkomst met TNO vwb promotieonderzoek Thomas Attema
  • Secure scalable policy-enforced distributed data processing
  • Advies inzake post-quantum cryptografie (impact quantum computing op beveiligingswaarde huidige cryptografische technieken) (Advies inzake post-quantum cryptografie)
  • Algebraic Methods for Stronger Crypto (ALGSTRONGCRYPTO)
  • PRivacy preserving pOst-quantuM systEms from advanced crypTograpHic mEchanisms Using latticeS (PROMETHEUS)
  • Scalable Oblivious Data Analytics (SODA)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • IBM
  • ING Bank
  • KLM
  • Orange SA
  • Philips
  • Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Scytl Secure Electronic Voting SA
  • Thales
  • Université de Rennes
  • Weizmann Institute
  • Ecole Normale Superieure
  • TNO
  • Universidad Politecnica Catalunya
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam