Focuses on public key and hash functions, cryptographic protocols, multi-party computations and disruption robustness. PhD students are involved in projects related to Internet voting and secure multiparty computation. The research area (Gligoroski
) has been involved in the NIST hash competition for the next SHA-3 standard with the contributions Edon-R
and Blue Midnight Wish (BMW)
. BMW reached the second round of the competition, and was among the fastest algorithms submitted for the contest. The research area has also contributed to new algorithms for ultra-fast public key cryptographic schemes.