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.


Current events

QCrypt 2020: on-line Conference

  • 2020-08-10T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2020-08-14T23:59:59+02:00
August 10 Monday

Start: 2020-08-10 00:00:00+02:00 End: 2020-08-14 23:59:59+02:00

The annual QCrypt conference is the main international event that is dedicated to the latest developments in the field of quantum cryptography. Researchers from all over the world present their recent scientific discoveries in the field and companies display their latest relevant technology. The topic of the conference covers all aspects of cryptographic security in the presence of quantum devices, including - but not limited to - quantum key distribution, quantum randomness generation, and the impact of quantum computers on classical cryptography. The 10th anniversary edition of the conference, QCrypt 2020  will take place as an online event  and is jointly organized by CWI, UvA and QuSoft.

The conference hosts researchers and scientists from the leading international academic research groups and engineers and industry representatives from international companies; all of which are interested in quantum cryptography as a practical technology and in the security of cryptographic schemes under quantum attacks.

All information (speakers, registration etc) can be found on our website.




Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Samenwerkingsovereenkomst met TNO vwb promotieonderzoek Thomas Attema ()
  • Secure scalable policy-enforced distributed data processing ()
  • Algebraic Methods for Stronger Crypto (ALGSTRONGCRYPTO)
  • PRivacy preserving pOst-quantuM systEms from advanced crypTograpHic mEchanisms Using latticeS (PROMETHEUS)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • IBM
  • ING Bank
  • KLM
  • Orange SA
  • 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