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'''August 2018''' [[Qingju Wang|Qingju]] gave  talk at Crypto 2018 on division property based cube attacks.
'''August 2018''' [[Qingju Wang|Qingju]] gave  talk at Crypto 2018 on division property based cube attacks.
'''August 2018''' FinCrypt project has started.
'''August 2018''' [[FinCrypt]] project has started.
'''November 2018''' [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] has given talk at Dagstuhl seminar on [https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=18461 Blockchain Security at Scale].
'''November 2018''' [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] has given talk at Dagstuhl seminar on [https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=18461 Blockchain Security at Scale].

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Swiss NEMA cipher machine

CryptoLUX is a cryptology research group within Security and Trust interdisciplinary center (SnT) and the Computer Science and Communications (CSC) research unit of the University of Luxembourg. Professor Alex Biryukov is head of CryptoLUX and leads a team consisting of a permanent staff member (Johann Großschädl), several postdoctoral researchers, and about half a dozen Ph.D. students. The CryptoLUX group also forms part of the Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS). This wiki serves as an informal platform for the presentation of ongoing research projects and the dissemination of research outcome, ex. peer-reviewed publications, tools for cryptanalysis, source code of cryptographic software. We do our best to ensure the correctness of the information provided by this wiki, but, of course, we can not guarantee that the content is suitable for any particular purpose, especially if it covers work in progress.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the CryptoLUX group is to define, conduct, and disseminate leading-edge research in cryptology (and closely related fields), and to pass the knowledge gained from research on to students and industry partners. CryptoLUX is one of the few academic research teams worldwide that possesses expertise across the full spectrum of cryptology, ranging from theoretical foundations to implementation aspects and applications. Our mission and objectives are devised in accordance with the three main goals of the University of Luxembourg, which are teaching, research and knowledge transfer at the highest international level. Members of CryptoLUX collaborate with top research groups around the world. Our current research projects cover a wide variety of topics including algorithm design (block ciphers, hash functions, proofs of work), cryptanalysis, communication security and privacy enchancing technologies, financial technologies/blockchain, efficient implementations, side-channel attacks, and reverse engineering.

Emerging information and communication technologies, such as cloud computing or the Internet of things, pose a number of unique challenges related to the design and implementation of cryptographic primitives, which has initiated a large of body of research in these areas. Nonetheless, the number of cryptanalytic attacks (both traditional ones as well as side-channel attacks) is steadily increasing, and many of these attacks have led to devastating security breaches with fatal consequences. We envision CryptoLUX to be in the forefront of an international research community that tackles these challenges and develops innovative solutions for complex security problems based on a solid cryptographic foundation. To achieve this, we strive for a greater understanding of how cryptosystems get broken (or otherwise fail) in the real world, how they can be designed and implemented to better resist attacks, and how they should be used to build secure systems and networks.

We organized ESC 2017

ESC (Early Symmetric Crypto) is a Dagstuhl-like seminar series on symmetric cryptography that fosters collaboration instead of competition. ESC 2017 took place January 16–20, 2017 in Canach, Luxembourg. The program chairs of ESC 2017 were Alex Biryukov, Joan Daemen, Stefan Lucks, and Serge Vaudenay. More information can be found here.

Open Positions, Jobs

Post-doctoral Researcher in Applied Cryptography

Start day: 1-June 2019 (or upon agreement).

Duration: 1 year (extension possible)

For more info see: Vacancies

News and Announcements

See here history of past events.

July 2015 Argon2 has won the PHC competition!!!

December 2017 Aleksei has won the professional track of the Student Olympiad in Cryptography.

July 2018 Léo hash won the best Ph.D. thesis 2017 award (the Rolf Tarrach prize) of the University of Luxembourg (about 1 in a 100 competition). Thesis is here.

August 2018 Qingju gave talk at Crypto 2018 on division property based cube attacks.

August 2018 FinCrypt project has started.

November 2018 Alex has given talk at Dagstuhl seminar on Blockchain Security at Scale.

December 2018 Aleksei has given talk about "Attacks and Countermeasures for White-box Designs" at Asiacrypt'2018 in Australia.

March 2019 Christof gave talk at FSE/ToSC'2019 in Paris.

March 2019 We have submitted our entry for the Lightweight Authenticated Encryption competition run by NIST, US.

Cryptolux Seminars.

How to reach us

We are in MNO building on Belval Campus, Esch-Belval, Luxembourg. About 25 mins car drive from the Luxembourg city.