Luca De Feo is a researcher at IBM Research in Zürich, working on quantum-safe cryptography. He obtained his PhD from École Polytechnique, France, in 2010, with a thesis on Isogeny Computations Before They Were Trendy. During a post-doc at University of Waterloo he co-invented with David Jao the supersingular isogeny key exchange scheme later known as SIDH. He then moved to Université de Versailles, where he kept working on Algorithmic Number Theory and Cryptography and discovering new isogeny-based schemes. After joining IBM he finally found his true vocation: sailing the supersingular seas as a Pirate of the CSIDH.
October 27th, 2020 | 48 mins 34 secs
Luca Deo Feo and Hart Montgomery try to explain isogeny-based cryptography to Nadim.