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IIT Guwahati Collaborates with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic for Data Protection Project

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IIT Guwahati collabrated with University of PardubiceA Team of Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have collaborated with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic to work towards developing indigenous algorithms to protect the Country’s digital data from cyber-attacks by advanced computers.

Team of Researchers:

The Indian team is led by Dr. Gaurav Trivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Professor Srinivasan Krishnaswamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. Professor Zdenek Nemec and Professor Jan Pidanic from the University of Pardubice. 

The team also consists of Research Scholars Bikram Paul, Uddipana Dowerah, Tarun Kumar Yadav, Balbir Singh, Abhishek Agarwal, Meenali Janveja and Souradip Pal from IIT Guwahati.

Recognitions:

The work has been published in the IEEE International Conference Radioelektronika (RADIOELEKTRONIKA). It received 3rd best paper award by IEEE Czechoslovakia Section based on its research contributions.

Work of the Research Team:

i.It has developed Post-Quantum Cryptography(PQC)-based encryption algorithms, and designed indigenous soft Internet Protocols (IPs), which will be integrated into System-On-Chip (SoC) to protect the computers from cyber-attacks.

ii.These algorithms and IPs will protect critical data such as national security data and citizen information through an unbreakable lock-and-key.

iii.The Team has developed Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) architecture for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications in the healthcare sector, which will encrypt and decrypt data for transmission across the Internet. It will be suitable for low power IoT applications too. 

Background:

i.The recent advances in Computer Science, such as development of Quantum Computer has opened up many possibilities as well as enormous threats.

ii.Once Quantum Computers become the workhorses in the future, they can be used to easily break the sensitive data protected by encryption, which will make all the data obsolete and vulnerable.

iii.These threats have given rise to a new field of research called “Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC)” and research teams all over the globe, which are working on developing algorithms to secure data from attacks by advanced computers. 

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About IIT Guwahati:
Director – T.G. Sitharam 
Location – Assam