June 3-7, 2019 at
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
|Antonia Bluher||National Security Agency, USA||A structure theorem for finite fields|
|Pascale Charpin||INRIA, France||Crooked and weakly crooked functions|
|Gretchen Matthews||Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech), USA||AG codes and cryptography|
|Kai-Uwe Schmidt||Paderborn University, Germany||Highly nonlinear functions|
|Igor Shparlinski||University of New South Wales, Australia||Exponential sums with sparse polynomials|
Topics of interest include
- Theory: structure of finite fields, primitive elements, normal bases, polynomials, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, character sums, function fields, APN functions.
- Computation: algorithms and complexity, polynomial factorization, decomposition and irreducibility testing, sequences and functions.
- Applications: algebraic coding theory, cryptography, algebraic geometry over finite fields, finite incidence geometry, designs, combinatorics, quantum information science.
Sea-to-Sky Gondola Excursion
June 5, 2019
Scenic 1 hour drive followed by a 10-minute gondola ride 885m above sea level will take us to the mountain summit, with sweeping views of Howe Sound, the coastal forest, and surrounding mountains. Dinner will be provided (view menu).
All participants will be required to sign a waiver form prior to the start of the excursion. Printed copies of the waiver will be provided to all participants at the conference for signing, but you can inspect the form in advance here. A different waiver form will apply to children.
For more information about this attraction, visit the Sea-to-Sky Gondola website.
Jim Davis (University of Richmond) - Chair
Tao Feng (Zhejiang University)
Sophie Huczynska (University of St Andrews)
Gohar Kyureghyan (University of Rostock)
Gary Mullen (Pennsylvania State University)