Nicolas Aragon


About me

I am currently 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 ZĂ©mor.

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 :