ELEC70083 Quantum Information and PostQuantum CryptographyLecturer(s): Dr Cong Ling; Prof Florian Mintert Aims
Quantum technology (i.e., modern technology based on quantum mechanics) is a subject of national importance. Countries in the world are racing to build quantum computers. The aim of this module is to expose you to this fascinating area, as well as applications of quantum technology to computing and communication. Students in Communications and Signal Processing, as well as other branches of EEE, with usual background on linear algebra and probability theory will be able to learn this module without mathematical difficulty. The module will be jointly delivered by the EEE and Physics Departments.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you will be able to (1) evaluate quantum technology for information engineering, (2) assess quantum computing and quantum communication systems, (3) develop speedy computation and secure communication with quantum computing, (4) analyse impacts of quantum computing on the security of modern cryptography, and (5) design quantumsafe cryptography using classical approaches.
Syllabus
Topics include quantum bits, quantum gates, quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum attacks to classical cryptography, latticebased cryptography and codebased cryptography.
Exam Duration: N/A Coursework contribution: 100% Term: Autumn Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A Coursework Requirement: Coursework only module Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A Prerequisite module(s): None required Course Homepage: unavailable Book List:
