Nicolas Aragon


About me

I am currently an Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) at Université de Limoges and the XLIM research laboratory. I am a member of the Cryptis team.

I am also the Quantum Communications & Information CTO for the NAQUIDIS Center.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral researcher at IRISA in the CAPSULE team, and at XLIM in the Cryptis team.

I defended my thesis, "Cryptography based on rank metric error correcting codes and applications" in december 2020, under the supervision of Philippe Gaborit and Gilles Zémor.

Research activities

My main research activity consists in designing and studying the security of cryptographic schemes based on error-correcting codes with a focus on the rank metric.

I am interested in the development of cryptographic software, and I like to study both the performance and the security aspects of the cryptographic implementations. I am a developer of the RBC cryptographic library, that provides a toolbox for rank metric based cryptography.

I am a team member of the following submissions to the NIST Post-Quantum Standardization process :