Fukuoka - Tokyo Japan

Individual Research Cooperation between Cryptography and Computer Algebra Group and Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan and NICT, Tokyo, Japan

For several years Prof. Johannes Buchmann (CYSEC PI and Head of the Cryptography and Computer Algebra Group) and his team have collaborated intensively with the research group of Prof. Tsuyoshi Takagi at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, to study Post-Quantum Cryptography. Prof. Takagi is an alumnus of TU Darmstadt, who received his PhD in Computer Science in 2001. He became the first Junior Professor in the state of Hesse in 2002. Post-Quantum cryptography is currently one of the hot topics in technology and is in the process of standardization by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Since 2015 CYSEC has also collaborated with the research team of Dr. Masahide Sasaki of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan. The goal is to design a long-term archiving solution that provides integrity and protects confidentiality. This project is highly innovative because it combines classical cryptography solutions developed at TU Darmstadt with the quantum cryptography technology of NICT. This collaborative work is critical to long-term medical data protection. Dr. Sasaki was a speaker at the workshop on “Protection of Long-lived Systems” during the Security & Privacy Week 2016 in Darmstadt.