报告人简介：Dr. Fang Song is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the Portland State University starting Fall 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo during 2013 to 2016. He completed his PhD in 2013 in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, under the supervision of Prof. Sean Hallgren. Prior to that, he received his bachelor’s degree from University of Science & Technology of China in 2008.
His research interests lie in cryptography, especially in the presence of quantum attacks (a.k.a. post-quantum crypto), quantum algorithms, computational complexity and theoretical computer science broadly.
Quantum computing is revolutionizing cryptography. Many widely deployed cryptosystems (e.g. RSA) will be broken due to efficient quantum algorithms. I will introduce such challenges and opportunities that cryptography faces in a quantum era, and particularly share exciting research directions.