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CERG paper accepted for presentation at AfricaCrypt 2023

The paper co-authored by Duc T. Nguyen and Kris Gaj, titled "Fast Falcon Signature Generation and Verification Using ARMv8 NEON Instructions" has been accepted for presentation at the 14th International Conference on Cryptology, AfricaCrypt 2023, to be held in Sousse, Tunisia, on July 19-21, 2023. (05/06/2023)

Dr. Gaj scheduled to speak at CryptArchi 2023

Dr. Gaj is scheduled to give a talk titled "High-Speed Hardware Implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptography Digital Signature Schemes" at the 19th CryptArchi Workshop on Cryptographic Architectures Embedded in Logic Devices, to be held on June 11-14, 2023, in Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain. This talk will be based on the joint work with Luke Beckwith, Robert Wallace, Duc T. Nguyen, and Kamyar Mohajerani. (05/06/2023)

Dr. Gaj scheduled to speak at an FCCM 2023 Workshop

Dr. Gaj is scheduled to give a talk titled "Toward Protecting Hardware Implementations of Lattice-Based Cryptosystems Against Side-Channel Attacks" at the FCCM 2023 Workshop on Developing a Community-Driven Cloud-Based Infrastructure for Post-Quantum Cryptography Side-Channel Attack Analysis, to be held on May 8, 2023, in Marina Del Rey, CA. (05/06/2023)

Duc T. Nguyen defended his Ph.D. Thesis

Duc T. Nguyen defended his Ph.D. Thesis, titled "Accelerating Polynomial Multiplication for Post-Quantum Cryptography," on April 28, 2023. The members of his dissertation committee included Dr. Gaj (Chair), Dr. Kaps, Dr. Khasawneh, and Dr. Gordon. (04/29/2023)

Dr. Gaj interviewed during GMU Quantum Week

Dr. Gaj participated in the Quantum Week held on April 13-14, 2023, at George Mason University. As a part of this event, Dr. Gaj was interviewed by Dr. Jamil Jaffer, the Founder and Executive Director of the GMU National Security Institute. The topic of this fireside chat was Post-Quantum Cryptography and Security. (04/15/2023)

CERG released its report on SCA evaluation and FPGA benchmarking of lightweight cryptography NIST finalists

On April 4, 2023, members of CERG released their report titled "SCA Evaluation and Benchmarking of Finalists in the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process." The report was co-authored by Kamyar Mohajerani, Luke Beckwith, Abubakr Abdulgadir, Eduardo Ferrufino, Jens-Peter Kaps, and Kris Gaj. It summarized contributions by several Side-Channel Security Evaluation Labs as well as multiple developers of side-channel-protected hardware and software implementations from all over the world. The report was published as the Cryptology ePrint Archive Paper 2023/484 and was submitted for consideration by the NIST Lightweight Cryptography team. (04/05/2023)

Dr. Gaj served as a co-chair for the Hardware Security track at GLSVLSI 2023

Dr. Gaj served as a co-chair for the Hardware Security track at GLSVLSI 2023 to be held in Knoxville, TN, on June 5-7, 2023. The program of the conference includes 8 talks and 3 posters related to this track. (02/27/2023)

Dr. Gaj spoke at the VICEROY DECREE 1st Annual Symposium

Dr. Gaj participated in the VICEROY DECREE First Annual Symposium held online on February 9-10, 2023. He was a part of the panel debating on the topic "What are the main challenges to teach post quantum cryptography as part of mainstream undergraduate programs in US universities?" He also gave a master class seminar titled "PQC Standardization, As Driven by NIST, Summarized." (02/11/2023)