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The NPcompleteness column: an ongoing guide
 Journal of Algorithms
, 1985
"... This is the nineteenth edition of a (usually) quarterly column that covers new developments in the theory of NPcompleteness. The presentation is modeled on that used by M. R. Garey and myself in our book ‘‘Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NPCompleteness,’ ’ W. H. Freeman & Co ..."
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This is the nineteenth edition of a (usually) quarterly column that covers new developments in the theory of NPcompleteness. The presentation is modeled on that used by M. R. Garey and myself in our book ‘‘Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NPCompleteness,’ ’ W. H. Freeman & Co., New York, 1979 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘[G&J]’’; previous columns will be referred to by their dates). A background equivalent to that provided by [G&J] is assumed, and, when appropriate, crossreferences will be given to that book and the list of problems (NPcomplete and harder) presented there. Readers who have results they would like mentioned (NPhardness, PSPACEhardness, polynomialtimesolvability, etc.) or open problems they would like publicized, should
Factoring Multivariate Polynomials via Partial Differential Equations
 Math. Comput
, 2000
"... A new method is presented for factorization of bivariate polynomials over any field of characteristic zero or of relatively large characteristic. It is based on a simple partial differential equation that gives a system of linear equations. Like Berlekamp's and Niederreiter's algorithms for factorin ..."
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A new method is presented for factorization of bivariate polynomials over any field of characteristic zero or of relatively large characteristic. It is based on a simple partial differential equation that gives a system of linear equations. Like Berlekamp's and Niederreiter's algorithms for factoring univariate polynomials, the dimension of the solution space of the linear system is equal to the number of absolutely irreducible factors of the polynomial to be factored and any basis for the solution space gives a complete factorization by computing gcd's and by factoring univariate polynomials over the ground field. The new method finds absolute and rational factorizations simultaneously and is easy to implement for finite fields, local fields, number fields, and the complex number field. The theory of the new method allows an effective Hilbert irreducibility theorem, thus an efficient reduction of polynomials from multivariate to bivariate.
Open Problems in Number Theoretic Complexity, II
"... this paper contains a list of 36 open problems in numbertheoretic complexity. We expect that none of these problems are easy; we are sure that many of them are hard. This list of problems reflects our own interests and should not be viewed as definitive. As the field changes and becomes deeper, new ..."
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this paper contains a list of 36 open problems in numbertheoretic complexity. We expect that none of these problems are easy; we are sure that many of them are hard. This list of problems reflects our own interests and should not be viewed as definitive. As the field changes and becomes deeper, new problems will emerge and old problems will lose favor. Ideally there will be other `open problems' papers in future ANTS proceedings to help guide the field. It is likely that some of the problems presented here will remain open for the forseeable future. However, it is possible in some cases to make progress by solving subproblems, or by establishing reductions between problems, or by settling problems under the assumption of one or more well known hypotheses (e.g. the various extended Riemann hypotheses, NP 6= P; NP 6= coNP). For the sake of clarity we have often chosen to state a specific version of a problem rather than a general one. For example, questions about the integers modulo a prime often have natural generalizations to arbitrary finite fields, to arbitrary cyclic groups, or to problems with a composite modulus. Questions about the integers often have natural generalizations to the ring of integers in an algebraic number field, and questions about elliptic curves often generalize to arbitrary curves or abelian varieties. The problems presented here arose from many different places and times. To those whose research has generated these problems or has contributed to our present understanding of them but to whom inadequate acknowledgement is given here, we apologize. Our list of open problems is derived from an earlier `open problems' paper we wrote in 1986 [AM86]. When we wrote the first version of this paper, we feared that the problems presented were so difficult...
A Distinguisher for High Rate McEliece Cryptosystems
"... Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to study the difficulty of the socalled Goppa Code Distinguishing (GD) problem introduced by Courtois, Finiasz and Sendrier in Asiacrypt 2001. GD is the problem of distinguishing the public matrix in the McEliece cryptosystem from a random matrix. It is widely ..."
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Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to study the difficulty of the socalled Goppa Code Distinguishing (GD) problem introduced by Courtois, Finiasz and Sendrier in Asiacrypt 2001. GD is the problem of distinguishing the public matrix in the McEliece cryptosystem from a random matrix. It is widely believed that this problem is computationally hard as proved by the increasing number of papers using this hardness assumption. To our point of view, disproving/mitigating this hardness assumption is a breakthrough in codebased cryptography and may open a new direction to attack McEliece cryptosystems. In this paper, we present an efficient distinguisher for alternant and Goppa codes of high rate over binary/non binary fields. Our distinguisher is based on a recent algebraic attack against compact variants of McEliece which reduces the keyrecovery to the problem of solving an algebraic system of equations. We exploit a defect of rank in the (linear) system obtained by linearizing this algebraic system. It turns out that our distinguisher is highly discriminant. Indeed, we are able to precisely quantify the defect of rank for “generic ” binary and nonbinary random, alternant and Goppa codes. We have verified these formulas with practical experiments, and a theoretical explanation for such defect of rank is also provided. We believe that this work permits to shed some light on the choice of secure parameters
Computing zeta functions over finite fields
 Contemporary Math
, 1999
"... Abstract. In this report, we discuss the problem of computing the zeta function of an algebraic variety defined over a finite field, with an emphasis on computing the reduction modulo p m of the zeta function of a hypersurface, where p is the characteristic of the finite field. 1991 Mathematics Subj ..."
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Abstract. In this report, we discuss the problem of computing the zeta function of an algebraic variety defined over a finite field, with an emphasis on computing the reduction modulo p m of the zeta function of a hypersurface, where p is the characteristic of the finite field. 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11Y16, 11T99, 14Q15. 1.
Inplace arithmetic for polynomials over Zn
 In Proceedings of DISCO '92
, 1993
"... monagan~inf.ethz.ch Abstract. We present space and time efficient algorithms for univariate polynomial arithmetic operations over Z mod n where the modulus n does not necessarily fit into is not a machine word. These algorithms provide the key tools for the efficient implementation of polynomial res ..."
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monagan~inf.ethz.ch Abstract. We present space and time efficient algorithms for univariate polynomial arithmetic operations over Z mod n where the modulus n does not necessarily fit into is not a machine word. These algorithms provide the key tools for the efficient implementation of polynomial resultant gcd and factorization computation over Z, without having to write large amounts of code in a systems implementation language. 1
Systematic Construction of IrisBased Fuzzy Commitment Schemes
, 2009
"... As a result of the growing interest in biometrics a new field of research has emerged entitled Biometric Cryptosystems. Onlyasmall amount of work, which additionally tends to be custombuilt according to the specific application context, has been published in this area. This work provides a systemat ..."
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As a result of the growing interest in biometrics a new field of research has emerged entitled Biometric Cryptosystems. Onlyasmall amount of work, which additionally tends to be custombuilt according to the specific application context, has been published in this area. This work provides a systematic treatment of how to construct biometric cryptosystems based on iris biometrics. A cryptographic primitive called Fuzzy Commitment Scheme is adopted to different types of iris recognition algorithms to hide and retrieve a cryptographic key in and out of a biometric template. Experimental results confirm the soundness of the approach.
Factoring Univariate Polynomials over the Rationals
"... This thesis presents an algorithm for factoring polynomials over the rationals which follows the approach of the van Hoeij algorithm. The key theoretical novelty in our approach is that it is set up in a way that will make it possible to prove a new complexity result for this algorithm which was act ..."
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This thesis presents an algorithm for factoring polynomials over the rationals which follows the approach of the van Hoeij algorithm. The key theoretical novelty in our approach is that it is set up in a way that will make it possible to prove a new complexity result for this algorithm which was actually observed on prior algorithms. One difference of this algorithm from prior algorithms is the practical improvement which we call early termination. Our algorithm should outperform prior algorithms in many common classes of polynomials (including
Computer algebra of polynomials and rational functions
 AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY
, 1973
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