Luca De Feo successfully defended his PhD thesis, Fast algorithms for towers of finite fields and isogenies, on 13/12/2010. He is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at Rennes.
François Morain was a guest on the discussion panel for the film Cosmic Code Breakers: the Secrets of Prime Numbers at the 2010 Pariscience film festival.
A video of his talk is available for download here.
The Cryptography and Coding Theory research group at LIX is based around the INRIA Équipe-Projet TANC: Théorie Algebrique de Nombres pour la Cryptologie.
We approach problems in modern Public-Key Cryptography and Coding Theory from the point of view of Algorithmic Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry, combining sophisticated mathematics with powerful algorithms.