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Paul Hermouet

PhD student,Sorbonne University

Research Interests:
  • Unclonable Cryptography,

  • Quantum SMPC

The purpose of my thesis is to study quantum cryptography protocols and to evaluate their security. For this purpose, I aim to define suitable security models, construct or improve protocols and prove their security. From a practical perspective, I aim contribute to the development of quantum protocols libraries by adding new functionalities and by optimizing the resources needed to implement them efficiently.

The protocols that interest me in particular are those we can regroup under the term “unclonable cryptography”, meaning the construction of cryptographic objects that cannot be copied. This is the direct consequence of one of the most fundamental results in quantum information - the so-called “no-cloning-theorem” - that ensures that a general quantum state cannot be copied. In a first time, I plan to study the functionalities linked to the concepts of “single decryption” and “copy protection”. Existing constructions only consider simple functions (called evasive functions). After I study them, my purpose will be to improve them and extend them to more complex functions.

Featured Publications:

Semi-Quantum Copy-Protection and More [link]

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