Current projects

qsIoT: Quantum safe cryptography for the Internet of Things

Since we know that future quantum computers will break much used cryptographic primitives and protocols, there is a need for new solutions. The project’s goal is to develop cryptographic primitives and protocols that resist attacks by quantum computers, and that realize trusted and secure communication in IoT ecosystems.

Duration: 01.03.2018–31.12.2021
Project manager: Øyvind Ytrehus, Simula UiB
Funding source: The Research Council of Norway (IKTPLUSS)

SARDS: Secure and reliable distributed storage systems

The term “distributed storage” denotes scalable and economically viable technology for storing humanity’s collective memory. It is unknown how to best design such distributed storage systems that are both robust against arbitrary failures, and secure against targeted attacks. The project addresses these issues through a theoretical approach guided by practical concerns.

Duration: 01.01.2015–31.12.2018
Project manager: Eirik Rosnes, Simula UiB
Funding source: The Research Council of Norway (FRINATEK)

Cryptographic tools for cloud security

The transition to cloud computing requires new security measures to protect valuable data no longer under the direct control of the owner. This joint project with NTNU studies cryptographic tools to protect data in the cloud against powerful attackers. The goals are to develop mechanisms to ensure the privacy of stored data and to allow secure computations with private data, without needing to trust the cloud provider.

Duration: 01.01.2016–31.12.2019
Project manager: Colin Boyd, NTNU
Principal scientist from Simula UiB: Håvard Raddum
Funding source: The Research Council of Norway (IKTPLUSS)

Past project

Novel analysis and design tools for low-density parity-check codes

LDPC codes have become a standard in wired and wireless communications, as well as in data storage. The principal reasons for the success of LDPC codes are their high resistance to noise and their efficient encoding and decoding algorithms. The goals of this project are to design more reliable codes, new decoding methods, and novel analytical tools to understand better the structure and performance of LDPC codes.

Funding source: Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme (EMP133)
Project manager: Vitaly Skachek, University of Tartu and Øyvind Ytrehus, Simula UiB
Duration: 01.09.2013–30.04.2017