Francesco Sica

School of Sciences and Humanities, Mathematics
Assistant Professor

After undergraduate studies at the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Italy I moved to McGill University in Canada to complete a PhD in number theory.

My research interests have since shifted to mathematical cryptology, namely the mathematics of digital encryption. This is a rapidly evolving field at the intersection of computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and even physics, with the realization of quantum computing. Specifically, I am interested in elliptic curve cryptography, integer factorization and quantum resistant cryptography (in particular the De Feo-Jao SIDH key agreement protocol and multivariate cryptography).

Teaching for Spring 2018:
Math 417 Cryptography
Math 460 Topology