Selmer Center in Secure Communication

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The Selmer Center in Secure Communication is a research center at the University of Bergen, Norway, specializing in cryptography and security aspects of information and communication systems. It was opened on February 11, 2003, with the name in honor of Ernst S. Selmer, Prof. Emeritus (Here is an interview with him). The Selmer Center currently has 25 members with primary research fields including

  • cryptology: cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • coding theory
  • sequences and their applications
  • cryptographic Boolean functions and discrete structures
  • quantum information theory and machine learning

A webpage dedicated to the Boolean Functions for Cryptography is maintained at https://boolean.w.uib.no

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Faculty Members ((Emeritus) Professors, Associate Professors, Adjunct Professors, Consultant)

Lilya Budaghyan (Group Leader), Nikolay Stoyanov KaleyskiChunlei LiMatthew Geoffrey ParkerIgor A. SemaevTor HellesethTorleiv Kløve ||  Claude CarletVincent RijmenSondre RønjomØyvind YtrehusPatrick FelkeFrederik Gosewehr

Here you can find our current members (with PhD, Postdocs and Researchers) and our research interests

On-going research projects from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), Trond Mohn Foundation (TMF) and NSM)

  NSM algorithm and cryptology (NSM)

  Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Threshold Implementations (10.5 MNOK, FRIPRO, RCN)

  Sequences and Their Applications (8.7 MNOK, IKTPLUSS, RCN)

  Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology (23.1 MNOK, IKTPLUSS, RCN)

  Constructions of Optimal Boolean Functions (24.3 MNOK, TMF)




Nikolay Stoyanov Kaleyski

One PhD – Nine articles for secure communication

A PhD requires a minimum of three peer reviewed articles, but occasionally someone goes above and beyond. Very rarely, however, does go as far as producing nine articles during their PhD fellowhip.


New Research Project BoolTI from Research Council of Norway

Prof. Lilya Budaghyan, has got a new research grant "Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Threshold Implementations (BoolTI)" from the Research Council of Norway together with key members Claude Carlet, George Petrides and Vincent Rijnmen. Congratulations!!!

Prof. Rijmen

RSA Award for Excellence in Mathematics

Professor Vincent Rijmen has received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics. The award “recognizes innovation and ongoing contributions to the field of cryptography and mathematics”. Congratulations to Vincent!

Chunlei LI

IKTPLUSS Grant to SETA project

While the COVID-19 hits us badly, we can have some great news too. Chunlei has recently received a grant from the Research Council of Norway’s IKTPLUSS program on the call of ubiquitous data and services. Congratulations to Chunlei!

Anne Canteaut

An honorary doctor at UiB

Prof. Anne Canteaut is the scientific leader of the project-team SECRET at INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation), and the chair of the Inria Evaluation Committee. She becomes one of the ten honorary doctors at the University of Bergen in 2019.