Simula UiB’s overall research goal is to develop the expertise needed to evaluate the security of ICT infrastructures and suggest improvements.
The cryptography section assesses the strength of existing cryptographic algorithms against known attacks and explores new ideas in cryptanalysis. The section focuses on symmetric-key cryptography, but it also does work on public key cryptography and homomorphic encryption. The goal is to acquire an in-depth understanding of how to protect sensitive information through the use of cryptography.
The information theory section focuses on the design and analysis of secure and reliable communications and storage solutions. It works on the construction of secure and robust distributed storage systems, design and analysis of low-delay communications, and multi-path protocols. The goal is to apply techniques from the field of information theory to build secure communications and storage systems that remain robust and secure.