FWS01 - Post Quantum Cryptography in Practice

How to Make it Small, Fast, and Secure.


Date 08.02.2018
Duration 1 day
Language English
Goal Background lecture on quantum computer risks for information security, post-quantum cryptography, primitives targeting the requirements of modern internet applications and resource-restricted embedded hardware architectures used in, e.g., Automotive, Smart Transportation and “Industrie 4.0”
Level Advanced
Prerequirements Basic know-how on computer science and cryptography.
Maximum number of participants 50
Location Fraunhofer Singapore
Registration Fees  none


FRAUNHOFER WORKSHOP SERIES (FWS) are bridging academia and industrial experts to tackle foresighted research into practical solutions. Our FWS events include background lectures, round-tables and hands-on sessions. The goal is to contribute to application-oriented research and to support the transfer of academic research to the industrial domain.

Quantum mechanics has been one of the most important achievements in the field of theoretical physics in the 20th century. In the 21st century, we expect as practical application of this theory, the development of quantum computers. Quantum computers will be able to break important cryptographic primitives used in today’s digital communication. Therefore, there are ongoing activities aiming at the development, standardization, and application of post-quantum cryptography, i.e., cryptography that is able to resist attacks by quantum computers.

In this workshop, we will investigate post-quantum primitives targeting the requirements of modern internet applications and resource-restricted embedded hardware architectures used in, e.g., Automotive, Smart Transportation and “Industrie 4.0”. 

  • On the way to Quantum Computing. What is quantum computing and why does it break cryptographic primitives?
  • Challenges for industry and academia
  • Theoretical Background on Post-Quantum Schemes (Code-based, Lattice-based, Hash-based, Multivariate, Supersingular Isogeny)
  • Efficient Implementations of PQ for Hardware and Software: 
  • Optimization in area, memory, speed and power
  • Secure Design of PQ schemes: How to design quantum resistant primitives in practice 
  • Cryptanalysis vs. physical attacks: Side-channel and fault analysis. on PQ crypto systems

Preliminary Workshop Programme

09:00 - 09:10  Welcome & Introduction 
Speaker: Michael Kasper, Fraunhofer Singapore
09:10 - 10:10 The Power of Quantum Information and Its Applications
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gu Mile, SPMS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
10:10 - 11:10 Introduction to Post-Quantum Cryptography and Major Challenges for the Adoption
Speaker: Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt, Germany
11:10 - 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 - 12:10 Efficient Code-based Cryptography for FPGAs
Speaker: Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt, Germany
12:10 - 12:40 Side-Channel Attacks on Code-based Cryptography
Speaker: Dr. Bernhard Jungk, Fraunhofer Singapore
12:40 - 13:40  Lunch & Networking
13:40 - 14:40 Quantum Cryptanalysis: How to Break Some Classical Cryptosystems with Quantum Computers?
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Miklos Santha, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot, France,
National University of Singapore (NUS), Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore
14:40 - 15:10  Lattice-Based Cryptography in Practice
Speaker: Speaker: Prof. Dr. Divesh Aggarwal
National University of Singapore (NUS), Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore
15:10 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:10 Hash-based Cryptography - IETF CFRG proposal XMSS
Speaker: Dr. Bernhard Jungk, Fraunhofer Singapore
16:10 - 16:40 Long-term Security Challenges Ahead of Automotive Applications: An Industrial Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Marc Stöttinger, Continental Teves AG, Frankfurt, Germany
16:40 - 16:45 Closing Remarks
Speaker: Michael Kasper, Fraunhofer Singapore


(in alphabetical order)

  • Prof. Dr. Divesh AGGARWAL, Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Prof. Dr. GU Mile, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Dr. Bernhard JUNGK, Fraunhofer Singapore
  • Mr. Michael Kasper, Fraunhofer Singapore
  • Dr. Ruben NIEDERHAGEN, Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Miklos SANTHA, CNRS, Univ. Paris, France and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore and National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Dr. Marc STOETTINGER, Continental AG, Frankfurt, Germany


Prof. Dr. Divesh AGGARWAL

Department of Computer Science
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Prof. Dr. Divesh Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NUS, and a Principal Investigaror at CQT since August, 2016. Before this, he was a post-doctoral researcher for two years each in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, and the Department of Computer Science at New York University. He completed my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Ueli Maurer at ETH Zurich in February, 2012.

Prof. Aggarwal research interest is focused on discrete structures and their applications in theoretical computer science. In particular, Information-theoretic Cryptography, Randomness Extractors and Applications, Lattices in Computer Science, Coding Theory, and Computational number theory.



Prof. Dr. GU Mile

School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Prof. Dr. Mile Gu is a New Zealand physicist specialising in discovery of new applications for quantum information science. Mile Gu obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2009 in quantum computation. He subsequently joined Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University under the China One Thousand Talents Program. Gu has made a number of notable contributions to quantum information science.  These include design of new quantum methods to simulate highly complex systems with drastically reduced resource requirements, the discovery of noise-resilient quantum resources that survive in every day environments, and the design of a new model of quantum computation now employed to build ultra-large entangled states of light.

In 2016, Gu returned in Singapore as a National Research Foundation Fellow, and works jointly at the Complexity Institute and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University. He currently heads the quantum and complexity sciences initiative (QuCSI) - which seeks to uncover new means of harnessing quantum information to better model and simulate complex systems that pervade science and society (www.quantumcomplexity.org).


© GU Mile

Dr. Bernhard Jungk

Fraunhofer Singapore, Research Fellow
Group "Cyber- and Information Security"

Dr. Bernhard Jungk is Research Fellow at Fraunhofer Singapore’s group for Cyber and Information Security with a focus on industrial cryptography and its application. His fields of activity includes research and development of efficient cryptographic building blocks from basic cryptographic algorithms, such as quantum-safe algorithms to more complex cryptographic protocols. In particular bridging new research to its integration into industrial applications and smart embedded services, related e.g. to the requirements in the automotive sector or industrie 4.0. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at TL@NTU, where he developed efficient implementations of cryptographic algorithms, as well as new side-channel attacks and countermeasures. He obtained his Ph.D at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany in 2016. Bernhard gained deep professional experience as an industrial security consultant for several OEMs, Tier-1 and Tier-2 companies in Germany’s Automotive industry sector between 2012 and 2016, mainly in the area of vehicular ad-hoc communication security. In this role, he was actively contributing to the standardisation efforts by ETSI and the C2C Communication Consortium. In particular, he was one of the main contributors for the core security protocol standard for V2X communication by ETSI between 2013 and 2016.


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), Research Fellow
Department for Cyber-Physical Systems Security

Dr. Ruben Niederhagen joined Fraunhofer SIT in October 2016 as researcher and is building up a research group on the topics Post-Quantum Cryptography and Long-Term Security. Previously he was postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology and at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He obtained his PhD in 2012 at Eindhoven University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. T. Lange and Prof. Dr. D.J. Bernstein. His expertise are efficient cryptographic implementations on various kinds of processors and hardware implementations of elliptic-curve cryptography and post-quantum cryptography. (https://www.sit.fraunhofer.de/en/pqcryptography/)

© Fraunhofer SIT

Prof. Dr. Miklos SANTHA

CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot, France
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)

Prof. Dr. Miklos Santha is a Senior Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in the Université Paris Diderot since 1988. He is also Principal Investigator and Visiting Research Professor at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in the National University of Singapore since 2008 (http://cs.quantumlah.org). He is an expert in classical and quantum algorithms and complexity.

© Miklos Santha


Senior Specialist Security & Privacy 
Security & Privacy Competence Center, SCC 
Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG


Dr. Marc Stoettinger is Senior Specialist at Continental’s Security & Privacy Competence Center SCC. Within the SCC, he is responsible for hardware-related security for the Automotive sector and is steering Continental’s internal board for Hardware Security. He received his doctoral degree at Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD), Germany in the area of side-channel analysis and secure design. Marc is member of the AUTOSAR Security Working Group Security. He initiated Continental’s academic and industrial round-table on PQC in the Automotive sector and has supported several activities in this field with his professional expertise. 

© Marc Stoettinger


  • Fraunhofer Singapore, Group "Cyber- and Information Security"



Workshop Organizer:

  • Dr. Bernhard Jungk, Fraunhofer Singapore
  • Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (FhI-SIT), Darmstadt, Germany


Workshop Organizer:

  • Dr. Bernhard Jungk, Fraunhofer Singapore
  • Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Security (FhI-SIT), Darmstadt, Germany


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