Algebra and Cryptology Center

The Algebra and Cryptology Center (ACC) investigates new techniques from computational algebra and their applications to practical problems in cryptography and cryptanalysis. It was established to facilitate interdisciplinary research on foundational problems of cryptography and cybersecurity in collaboration with associate members at other institutions throughout the world. The ACC hosts regular seminars, conferences and international experts. 

Research Areas

  • Cryptanalysis of public key cryptosystems including development of a software for testing protocols

  • Identification of computational problems which can be proved suitable for use as cryptographic primitives

  • Development of relevant complexity measures.


Alexei Miasnikov - Founder

Robert Gilman - Director

Alexander Taam - Assistant Director

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