The Department of

**MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATICS
**

is organizing a seminar under the project **Algebraic and Geometric Data Protection Methods**, KП-06-Н32/2-2019.

Talks will be delivered by:

**Pascal Piperkov, PhD student, IMI – BAS**

on:

**Applications of Discrete Transformations for Calculating the Parameters of a Linear Code over compound finite field**

**Lyubomir Borisov, IMI – BAS**

on:

**An efficient algorithm for computing the parity of order of elliptic curves over Fp**

**Abstract**: In cryptographic applications it is desirable to employ elliptic curves of very large prime order to keep the security on a highest possible level. There is an efficient algorithm which computes the order of a given elliptic curve of general type [1]. To our knowledge the complexity of that algorithm is O(log8 q) where q is the employed field order (although there are improvements like the SEA (Schoof-Elkies-Atkins) algorithm of lower complexity). After computing the order of such a curve, an appropriate efficient primality test will decide whether this order is prime. However, it might be advantageous in some situations (especially when carrying out a random search for suitable curves) to apply a faster preliminary test, e.g. such that determines the parity of their order without actually computing it. In this work, we establish some results in the aforesaid direction, proposing finally an algorithm for finding out the parity of order whose complexity is O(log3 p) for curves over Fp. The algorithm is based on criteria for irreducibility of cubic polynomials due to L. E. Dickson [2].

**REFERENCES**

[1] R. Schoof, ”Counting points on elliptic curves over finite fields”, Journal de theorie des nombres de Bordeaux ´ , vol. 7(1), pp. 219–254, 1995.

[2] L. E. Dickson, ”Criteria for the irreducibility of functions in a finite field”, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., vol. 13(1), pp. 1–8, 1906.

The seminar will be held on **09 February (Tuesday) 2021, at 11:00 am in Room 578** of IMI.

For online participation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85138863398?pwd=NWpxdDRmc0wxdk1YMzBhT0YzWGFCQT09

Meeting ID: 851 3886 3398

Passcode: 046811