Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Ryann Cartor

Committee Member

Dr. Shuhong Gao

Committee Member

Dr. Jim Coykendall

Committee Member

Dr. Rafael D’Oliveira

Committee Member

Dr. Felice Manganiello


One of the biggest concerns of the digital era is to keep data secure. With the rise of quantum computers, some of the problems that were considered hard will be solved in polynomial time. Therefore, efforts are taken to design practical cryptosystems that will resist attacks from both classical computers and quantum computers. In this thesis, we analyze three quantum-resistant code-based cryptosystems. We propose a new type of attack based on mixed-integer non-convex programming for the NIST submission FuLeeca.



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