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Centre for Advanced Computing - Algorithms and Cryptography

The Centre for Advanced Computing - Algorithms and Cryptography (ACAC) acts as a focal point for joint research activities between its members who come from diverse backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics and Computing. Our vision is to be the leading centre in Australasia for research into algorithms, complexity and cryptography applied to advanced computing systems. We have determined a mission to develop algorithms and cryptographic methods and protocols for applications to advanced information and computation systems.


The Centre has its origins in the 'Algorithms and Complexity' group, founded in 1996 by Professor Bernard Mans, Dr Scott McCallum and Professor Igor Shparlinski. In 2001-2002, Professor Josef Pieprzyk and Dr Christophe Doche joined the group.

Our research has won significant Australian Research Council grants. We also maintain a vigorous seminar and visitor program.

Our recent PhD graduates are holding postdoc positions in Technical University of Denmark, Helsinki University of Technology, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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More detail about ACAC is available on these web pages, using the links to your left. We welcome your enquiries about our work.