Applied Discrete Mathematics and Cryptography

Discrete Mathematics can be found in everyday life: in supermarket bar code scanners, in our cars’ GPS systems, in online banking, etc.

This research project focuses on application areas as cryptography, coding theory and the analysis of pseudorandom number generators where methods from discrete mathematics, as for example exponential sum techniques, are promising. Special focus is put on finite fields and their applications, in particular sequences in cryptography and numerical integration.
Further applications range from check-digit systems to quantum computation.