The principles of research at the Centre are creativity, complementarity, flexibility, and collaboration. Although the research program of the Centre can be viewed as a single entity, it is conceptually divided into several broad sub-programs. The modular nature of this structure directs efforts to the most promising lines of research. The Centre is organized around small research groups, each of which represents an area of specialization relevant to solving the scientific and technical problems associated with Cryptology and Cyber Security.

Research Interests

Areas of Interest

The research programs focus on the theoretical as well as the applied aspect of Cryptology and Security research. The theme of the groups include, but are not restricted to, the following areas of specialization in Cryptology and Cyber Security.

  • Computational Algebra and Number Theory
  • Discrete Mathematics and Coding Theory
  • Foundations of Cryptology
  • Symmetric Key Cryptology
  • Public Key Cryptology
  • Hash Codes and Authentication
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Cryptographic Hardware
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure
  • Cryptography for Clouds and Grids
  • Cryptography for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Fault Tolerance of Complex Networks
  • Quantum Computation and Cryptology
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Financial Cryptology

More topics may be included in future depending upon the requirement and global innovations. The long term objective of the Centre is to attain the international reputation of a leading research group in the world as well as to successfully collaborate with industries and government agencies towards innovation and international accolades.


Faculty Members

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Sponsored Projects

Samsung GRO Award 2014

Funded by Samsung Research, under the Global Research Outreach (GRO) initiative.

  • PI: Sushmita Ruj (RCBC)

Computational Aspects of Mathematical Design and Analysis of Secure Communication Systems Based on Cryptographic Primitives

Funded by DST-JSPS, under India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme.

  • PI: Sushmita Ruj (RCBC)
  • PI: Kouichi Sakurai (Kyushu University)