Reading Group on Quantum Cryptography (Spring 2019)


The Spring 2020 homepage for the quantum cryptography reading group is available here.


The goal of this group is to survey and study some of the best known theoretical results in quantum cryptography.  Related discussions of classical cryptography and experimental quantum cryptography are also welcome.


Meeting time: Wednesdays, 2:15-3:15pm.

Meeting location: Atlantic 3100A.





Suggested Reading

March 27

Huijing Gong



Jim Garrison

Lattice-based crypto



Consensus algorithms

A Decade of Lattice Cryptography, sec. 2.2, 2.3, 4.2.

Frodo: Take off the ring!


Section 5 of V. Denchev, G. Pandurangan 2008

April 10


Shih-Han Hung

Verifying quantum computation


Classical Verification of Quantum Computations

April 24


Yusuf Alnawakhtha

Quantum position verification

S. Beigi and R. Koenig 2011

May 1

Aarthi Sundaram

Quantum machine learning

S. Arunachalam, A. Grilo, A. Sundaram 2019

May 8


Daniel Apon



Daochen Wang

Quantum fully homomorphic encryption


Quantum coin-flipping

Classical Homomorphic Encryption for Quantum Circuits

Quantum FHE (Almost) As Secure as Classical


C. Mochon 2004



General references:

·      S. Wehner, D. Elkouss, R. Hanson.  Quantum internet: a vision for the road ahead.  Science, Vol. 362, Issue 6412 (2018).

·      Quantum Cryptography, an online course by Thomas Vidick and Stephanie Wehner. (2016)

·      A. Broadbent, C. Schaffner.  Quantum cryptography beyond quantum key distribution.  Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol. 87, Issue 1, pp. 351-382.  (2016)

Organizer: Carl Miller