## Theory of Computation Laboratory

Faculty at the University of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering Division whose work is in combinatorial optimization, data structures, cryptography, quantum computation, parallel and distributed computation, algorithmic game theory, graph theory, geometry, and combinatorics.

## Lattice cryptography: A new unbreakable code

Prof. Chris Peikert is working toward a new security standard for a future when quantum computing is standard and traditional algebraic security methods will be easily broken.

## Events

## News

### CSE theory researchers co-author seven papers at IEEE FOCS 2022

The papers represented work by seven U-M researchers at one of the leading theoretical computing conferences in the world.

### New NIST post-quantum standards make use of research by Prof. Chris Peikert

Two cryptographic algorithms building on work by Peikert will contribute to NIST’s ongoing post-quantum cryptographic standard, and will be finalized in roughly two years.

### Nikhil Bansal invited to International Congress of Mathematicians

Bansal discussed recent developments in algorithmic approaches to discrepancy theory, a subfield of combinatorics with several applications in mathematics and computer science.