Cryptography Group at Georgia Tech
We seek to develop a scientific understanding of, and mathematically sound solutions to, cryptographic problems of both practical and theoretical interest. Our group has expertise in many aspects of modern cryptography and is an active part of the international research community, regularly publishing in top venues. We also enjoy collaboration on cross-disciplinary problems with the world-class researchers of Georgia Tech's Theory Group, Information Security Center, and Network Operations and Internet Security Lab, among others.
- David Cash (graduated Fall 2009; now post-doc at UCSD)
Recent Research Topics
Instantiating random oracles
To be filled in later.
- Applied Cryptography (CS 6260). Usually offered in the Fall by Prof. Boldyreva.
- Theoretical Foundations of Cryptography (CS 8803 TFC). Usually offered in the Spring by Prof. Peikert.
These courses have some overlap in the core concepts, but are taught from different perspectives, and the specific material covered in each is quite different. Students are encouraged to take both courses, in either order.
Our reading group meets regularly for lunch to discuss recent developments in the field. See the link for the current schedule. Everyone is welcome. This is a great way to get involved!
Applications for Admission
If you are not yet a student at Georgia Tech and wish to join our group, please note that applications are processed through the standard channels. You should indicate your interest in cryptography and the specific faculty members you are interested in working with on your application. Also note that Georgia Tech offers a unique Alogrithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) program, which provides excellent background for research in cryptography.