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Diagrammatic methods in computer security


Bob Coecke

Suitable for

MSc in Computer Science


Throughout the last decade, categorical and diagrammatic methods have found enormous success in the field of quantum information theory, and are currently being extended to a variety of other disciplines. As part of this project, we will explore their application to classical cryptography and computer security. A number of distinct approaches are available, and the project can be tailored to each student's specific interests in the field.

Prerequisites: One of Quantum Computer Science or Categorical Quantum Mechanics required. Computer Security (or equivalent experience) desirable, but not required.