National Workshop on Cryptography at USTM
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 25 September 2018: The ancient art of secret writings in signs and codes has come a long way and today Cryptography has become an indispensable tool to protect secrecy in very many spheres of life. Security measurement of a country can be full proof through development of cryptography. This was stated by renowned mathematician and father of Indian Cryptography Padma Shri Bimal Kumar Roy, at the two-day National Workshop on Cryptography which began at USTM today. The workshop was organized by the Department of Mathematics, USTM with the support of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof Bimal Kumar Roy, the founder Director of RC Bose Centre for Cryptography and Security, said that cryptography plays a significant role in security purposes. Apart from many uses of cryptography, it is being used in day to day lives of millions of common people by way of banking transactions cards, computer passwords, electronic voting machines and e- commerce transactions. Cryptography is associated with the process of converting ordinary plain text into unintelligible text and vice-versa. It is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those for whom it is intended can read and process it.
Prof Anupam Saikia, a mathematician from IIT Guwahati spoke on Rudiments of Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Some of the resource persons addressing the workshop include: Dr MM Singh from North East Hill University, Dr Rajesh Pratap Singh from IIT Guwahati and Dr Pankaj Kumar Das from Tezpur University, apart from others.
Earlier, the welcome address in the Inaugural session was made by Dr Nirupama Devi, Head of the Department of Mathematics, while the vote of thanks was delivered by Ridip Sharma, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, USTM.