Raza-Ali Kazmi, Ph.D.

Full-Time Lecturer
Phone
253-692-4903
Campus Box
358426
Degrees
Ph.D
Computer Science
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2016
M.Sc.
Computer Science
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2008
B.Sc.
Computer Science
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2004
Current Research
  • Oct 2015 - Present: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa
    As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the field of Quantum and Post-Quantum Cryptography.
  • Jan 2009 - Dec 2014: Cryptography Lab, McGill University
    As a PhD researcher working on Post-Quantum Cryptography
    • Introduced a new concept of weakly Random-Self-Reducible (wRSR) encryption schemes.
    • Proved that the wRSR scheme can be used to implement secure Oblivious Transfer.
    • Proved that two recent (post-quantum) encryption schemes can be considered as wRSR.
    • Introduced a new hard problem in the field of integer lattices called Isometric Lattice Problem (ILP).
    • Proved that this problem is at least as hard as Linear Code Equivalence and Graph Isomorphism.
    • Proved that Isometric Lattice Problem has an efficient perfect zero-knowledge interactive proof with respect to a malicious verifier.
  • Jan 2006 - Jun 2008: Computer Science Department, Concordia University
    As a MSc Researcher working on side channel attacks on mobile devices and smart cards.
    • Studied and analyzed power analysis attacks on mobile devices and smart cards.
    • Developed efficient countermeasures to protect these devices against such attacks.
    • Studied the security and efficiency of a public key cryptosystem based on isogenies.
  • May 2004 - Aug 2004: Cryptography Lab, McGill University
    As an BSc Researcher working on Backdoor Cryptography.
    • Developed simple backdoor keys in key generation scheme of Elgamal and RSA publickey cryptosystems.
    • Developed simple backdoor keys in key generation scheme of RSA public-key cryptosystem.
    • Wrote programs in Maple software to study the distribution of encryption keys generated by backdoor algorithms versus normal algorithms.
Honors and Awards
  • Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR)
    2009 – Present CIFAR Fellowship $19,000 per year.
  • McGill University
    2009 One Time Award $5,000.
  • Concordia University
    2006 – 2008 Graduate Student Award $10,000.
CV or Resume
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Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2015

Claude Cr´epeau and Raza Ali Kazmi. A Perfect Zero-knowledge Interactive Proof for LatticeProblems. In the Fifteenth IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding 2015,Oxford United Kingdom. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9496, pages 152-169(December 2015).

2015

Claude Cr´epeau and Raza Ali Kazmi. Oblivious Transfer from weakly Random Self-ReducibleEncryption. In the 40th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundation of ComputerScience, Milano (Italy). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9235, pages 261-273(August 2015).

2015

Cryptography from Post-Quantum Assumptions. PhD thesis, School of Computer Science,McGill University, 2015. http://eprint.iacr.org/2015/376.

2010

ISOGENIES AND CRYPTOGRAPHY, M.Sc Thesis, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.http://eprint.iacr.org/2010/550.pdf.