Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystems

  • Jintai Ding
  • Jason E. Gower
  • Dieter S. Schmidt

Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 1-10
  3. Pages 99-112
  4. Pages 113-136
  5. Pages 137-190
  6. Pages 191-231
  7. Pages 233-242
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 243-260

About this book


Multivariate public key cryptosystems (MPKC) is a fast-developing new area in cryptography. In the past 10 years, MPKC schemes have increasingly been seen as a possible alternative to number theoretic-based cryptosystems such as RSA, as they are generally more efficient in terms of computational effort. As quantum computers are developed, MPKC will become a necessary alternative.

Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystems systematically presents the subject matter for a broad audience. Information security experts in industry can use the book as a guide for understanding what is needed to implement these cryptosystems for practical applications, and researchers in both computer science and mathematics will find this book a good starting point for exploring this new field. It is also suitable as a textbook for advanced-level students. Written more from a computational perspective, the authors provide the necessary mathematical theory behind MPKC; students with some previous exposure to abstract algebra will be well-prepared to read and understand the material.



Computer Cryptosystems Information Key Multivariate Public Security Security Signatur computer science cryptography finite field quantum computer

Authors and affiliations

  • Jintai Ding
    • 1
  • Jason E. Gower
    • 1
  • Dieter S. Schmidt
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Mathematical SciencesUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati
  2. 2.Dept. of ECECSCincinnati

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