Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Quantum internet and quantum cryptography
Master in Quantum Technologies and Engineering (Plan: 476 - Estudio: 379)

Coordinating teacher: VALERA PINTOR, FRANCISCO

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department, Telematic Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Secure computer network systems
The objectives of the subject are as follows: - To understand the fundamental concepts of the Quantum Internet and how it differs from the classical Internet. - To understand the relationship between the Quantum Internet and the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. - To know the basic components of quantum networks, including end systems, communication lines, switches, and routers (repeaters). - To understand the architecture of protocols in quantum networks and their implementation. - To learn the fundamentals and applications of quantum cryptography, particularly key distribution. - To know the basic concepts of post-quantum cryptography and its practical applications. - To explore current and future applications of the Quantum Internet in different areas.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Quantum foundations of the Quantum Internet - Quantum networks: end systems, communication lines, switches and routers (repeaters) - Protocol architecture in quantum networks - Quantum Internet - Fundamentals and applications of quantum cryptography: key distribution - Post-quantum cryptography - Applications of the quantum Internet
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: - Theoretical classes - Practical laboratory classes - Tutorials - Individual student work - Mid-term and final exams Methodology: - Critical reading of texts recommended by the professor of the subject: articles, reports, manuals and/or academic articles, either for later discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. - Resolution of case studies, problems, etc. raised by the teacher individually or in groups - Presentation and discussion in class, under the moderation of the teacher of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as case studies - Preparation of papers and reports individually or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Beullens, Ward ; D'Anvers, Jan-Pieter ; Hülsing, Andreas ; Lange, Tanja ; Panny, Lorenz ; Saint Guilhem, Cyprien de ; Smart, Nigel P. Post-quantum cryptography: current state and quantum mitigation. Publications Office . 2021
  • Federico Grasselli author. Quantum cryptography : from key distribution to conference key agreement. Springer. 2021
  • Kollmitzer, Christian ; Schauer, Stefan ; Rass, Stefan ; Rainer, Benjamin. Quantum Random Number Generation: Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing . 2021
  • Rodney Van Meter. Quantum Networking. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.. 2014
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Bernstein, Daniel J ; Hülsing, Andreas ; Lange, Tanja ; Rekleitis, Evangelos. Post-quantum cryptography: integration study. Publications Office . 2022
  • Roger A. Grimes . Cryptography apocalypse : preparing for the day when quantum computing breaks today's crypto. Wiley . 2020
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.