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Primeur weekly 2015-10-05

Special

Developing hardware for the exascale era in the DEEP and DEEP-ER projects ...

Exascale supercomputing

Is 3D-stacked memory the solution for HPC? ...

Quantum computing

Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation ...

Focus on Europe

12th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access now open ...

ESiWACE and ESCAPE: integrating leading edge climate and weather simulations into HPC ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) pre-commercial procurement has entered its final phase ...

Imperial announces winner of competition to name supercomputer ...

NLeSC Integrator Barend Mons appointed Chair of European Commission's high level expert group ...

Middleware

IBM expands Watson platform for next generation of builders; extends industry's largest portfolio of cognitive APIs ...

Hardware

Large hyper data centres making use of Climaveneta high efficiency solutions ...

Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for $4.6 billion ...

IBM research breakthrough paves way for post-silicon future with carbon nanotube electronics ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire EZchip ...

Kyoto University's Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics awards supercomputer contract to Cray ...

Applications

SDSC extends its "network" with Graph Analytics Training ...

NVIDIA designates University of Wyoming as GPU research centre ...

Spectacular new era in satellite meteorology unveiled ...

University of Maryland awarded $1 million from NIST for next-generation cryptography ...

NWSC Visitor Center designed to educate and inspire public about science ...

New supercomputer software takes us one giant step closer to simulating the human brain ...

Titan helps unpuzzle decades-old plutonium perplexities ...

Alexander Szalay named recipient of 2015 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

The Cloud

SDSC upgrades Cloud computing and storage services ...

Cloud28+ community launches Unified European Cloud Catalogue ...

University of Maryland awarded $1 million from NIST for next-generation cryptography

24 Sep 2015 College Park - Three University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support research developing next-generation cryptography. Jonathan Katz, a professor of computer science at UMD and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2), is the principal investigator of the three-year collaborative project.

He said this work will foster collaboration between MC2 researchers and NIST, and will initially focus on making cryptosystems secure against quantum computers (i.e., "post-quantum cryptography"), provable security for symmetric-key primitives, and security for outsourced data storage in the Cloud.

"Post-quantum cryptography is particularly important right now", stated Jonathan Katz. "There is significant interest in developing standards for a next generation of cryptosystems that are quantum-resistant, and we look forward to working with NIST to provide the fundamental research necessary for this process."

In this work, the researchers will collaborate with members of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) on campus.

Jonathan Katz, who also holds an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and is a Fellow in QuICS, will team with UMD assistant professors of electrical and computer engineering Charalampos "Babis" Papamanthou and Dana Dachman-Soled, also in UMIACS and MC2, on the project.

The UMD team will work collaboratively with NIST researchers, jointly choosing research directions and fostering student exchanges.

Matthew Scholl, chief of the Computer Security Division in NIST's Information Technology Laboratory, said the partnership came about because the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technologies recommended to NIST Director Willie May that the organisation explore expanding its programmes to engage academia and other outside experts. Matthew Scholl said this includes enacting cooperative research agreements.

"This cooperative work with UMD will ensure that NIST continues to engage and work collaboratively with some of the best academics in the fields of cryptography and mathematics, and that NIST will continue to provide strong, open, and transparent standards and guidance to the U.S. government and the nation", he stated.

Jonathan Katz and Dana Dachman-Soled will work together on post-quantum cryptography and provable security for symmetric-key primitives while jointly supervising a postdoctoral researcher and a graduate student. Charalampos Papamanthou will focus on security for outsourced data storage in the Cloud.

Dana Dachman-Soled said she is looking forward to partnering with NIST researchers. "This collaboration is a great opportunity for us to impact the development of cryptographic technologies that will be deployed over the next several years", she stated.

Jonathan Katz, Charalampos Papamanthou and Dana Dachman-Soled will also seek to engage the broader research community, including NIST, by hosting an annual weeklong workshop/tutorial series on a relevant cryptographic topic.
Source: University of Maryland

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-10-05

Special

Developing hardware for the exascale era in the DEEP and DEEP-ER projects ...

Exascale supercomputing

Is 3D-stacked memory the solution for HPC? ...

Quantum computing

Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation ...

Focus on Europe

12th PRACE Call for Proposals for Project Access now open ...

ESiWACE and ESCAPE: integrating leading edge climate and weather simulations into HPC ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) pre-commercial procurement has entered its final phase ...

Imperial announces winner of competition to name supercomputer ...

NLeSC Integrator Barend Mons appointed Chair of European Commission's high level expert group ...

Middleware

IBM expands Watson platform for next generation of builders; extends industry's largest portfolio of cognitive APIs ...

Hardware

Large hyper data centres making use of Climaveneta high efficiency solutions ...

Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for $4.6 billion ...

IBM research breakthrough paves way for post-silicon future with carbon nanotube electronics ...

Mellanox Technologies announces definitive agreement to acquire EZchip ...

Kyoto University's Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics awards supercomputer contract to Cray ...

Applications

SDSC extends its "network" with Graph Analytics Training ...

NVIDIA designates University of Wyoming as GPU research centre ...

Spectacular new era in satellite meteorology unveiled ...

University of Maryland awarded $1 million from NIST for next-generation cryptography ...

NWSC Visitor Center designed to educate and inspire public about science ...

New supercomputer software takes us one giant step closer to simulating the human brain ...

Titan helps unpuzzle decades-old plutonium perplexities ...

Alexander Szalay named recipient of 2015 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

The Cloud

SDSC upgrades Cloud computing and storage services ...

Cloud28+ community launches Unified European Cloud Catalogue ...