What is CryptoWorks21?
The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Building a Workforce for the Cryptographic Infrastructure of the 21st Century (CryptoWorks21) is a supplementary program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to develop next-generation cryptographic tools.
To keep up to date on current CryptoWorks21 developments, please see our recent news and upcoming events.
- Prepares a new generation of researchers to create quantum-safe tools for the 21st century
- Provides professional knowledge and technical skills for all researchers
- Fosters collaboration between young scientists and experts in quantum and cryptographic research
- Enables students to build relationships with cryptographic communities in academia, industry, and government
- Encourages collaboration between students and partners in mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering
- Designed for students seeking Master or PhD degrees, and postdoctoral fellows
- Study, discuss, and investigate challenges and applications for quantum-safe cryptography
- Engage with academic and industry mentors and research groups
- Participate in workshops, conferences, specialized short courses, and mentorship programs
- Benefit from the network of world-leading partners and collaborators located at research centres around Canada and the globe
CryptoWorks21 has a network of partners and collaborators in research centres worldwide focusing on cryptography and quantum information. Students can take advantage of our incredible collection of expertise, mentorship and training opportunities, and experimental facilities across Canada and abroad.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are expected to gain basic understanding in each professional and technical skill area, and advanced understanding in at least one technical skill area.
Graduate students must fulfill requirements in 3 years. Postdoctoral fellows must fulfill requirements in 2 years. For more details on requirements, please see the training program outline.
- Standards and certification
- Intellectual property protection and management
- Commercialization and entrepreneurship
- Information and network security
- Fundamentals of cryptography
- "Post-quantum" cryptography
- Quantum cryptography tools
- Quantum communication devices
Andrew Abouchar, Tech Capital Partners (chair)
Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo
Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity Inc
Douglas Stebila, McMaster University
Hugh Williams, Communications Security Establishment Canada
Monica Dey (on leave), University of Waterloo
Chin Lee, University of Waterloo
Raymond Laflamme, University of Waterloo
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo (chair)
Barry Sanders, University of Calgary
For more information about supervisors, collaborators, and staff, please see our CryptoWorks21 members directory.
For more information about partners, collaborating institutions, and sponsors, please see our list of partners.
For further inquiries, please contact:
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada