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Round 2 Submissions

Official comments on the Second Round Candidate Algorithms should be submitted using the "Submit Comment" link for the appropriate algorithm. Comments from the pqc-forum Google group subscribers will also be forwarded to the pqc-forum Google group list. We will periodically post and update the comments received to the appropriate algorithm.

All relevant comments will be posted in their entirety and should not include PII information in the body of the email message.

Please refrain from using OFFICIAL COMMENT to ask administrative questions, which should be sent to pqc-comments@nist.gov

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History of Round 2 Updates

Public-key Encryption and Key-establishment Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
BIKE

Zip File (77MB)

Website

Nicolas Aragon
Paulo Barreto
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillipe Gaborit
Shay Gueron
Tim Guneysu
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Rafael Misoczki
Edoardo Persichetti
Nicolas Sendrier
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor
Valentin Vasseur

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Classic McEliece

Zip File (3MB)
KAT Files (93MB)

Website

Daniel J. Bernstein
Tung Chou
Tanja Lange
Ingo von Maurich
Rafael Misoczki
Ruben Niederhagen
Edoardo Persichetti
Christiane Peters
Peter Schwabe
Nicolas Sendrier
Jakub Szefer
Wen Wang

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CRYSTALS-KYBER

Zip File (6MB)

Website

Peter Schwabe
Roberto Avanzi
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Vadim Lyubashevsky
John M. Schanck
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle

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FrodoKEM

Zip File (31MB)

Website
Michael Naehrig
Erdem Alkim
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Karen Easterbrook
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Ilya Mironov
Valeria Nikolaenko
Christopher Peikert
Ananth Raghunathan
Douglas Stebila

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HQC

Zip File (30MB)

Website

Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim Bettaieb
Loïc Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Edoardo Persichetti
Gilles Zémor

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LAC

Zip File (12MB)

Website
Xianhui Lu
Yamin Liu
Dingding Jia
Haiyang Xue
Jingnan He
Zhenfei Zhang
Zhe Liu
Hao Yang
Bao Li
Kunpeng Wang

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LEDAcrypt
(merger of LEDAkem and LEDApkc)  

Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (47MB)

Website

Marco Baldi
Alessandro Barenghi
Franco Chiaraluce
Gerardo Pelosi
Paolo Santini

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NewHope

Zip File (4MB)

Website
Thomas Poppelmann
Erdem Alkim
Roberto Avanzi
Joppe Bos
Leo Ducas
Antonio de la Piedra
Peter Schwabe
Douglas Stebila

Martin R. Albrecht
Emmanuela Orsini
Valery Osheter
Kenneth G. Paterson
Guy Peer
Nigel P. Smart

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NTRU
(merger of NTRUEncrypt
and NTRU-HRSS-KEM)

Zip File (4MB)

Website

Zhenfei Zhang
Cong Chen
Jeffrey Hoffstein
William Whyte
John M. Schanck
Andreas Hulsing
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe
Oussama Danba

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NTRU Prime

Zip File (3MB)

Website
Daniel J. Bernstein
Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup
Tanja Lange
Christine van Vredendaal

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NTS-KEM

Zip File (2MB)
KAT Files (Zip FIles) 

Website
Martin Albrecht
Carlos Cid
Kenneth G. Paterson
Cen Jung Tjhai
Martin Tomlinson

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ROLLO
(merger of LAKE, LOCKER
and Ouroboros-R)

Zip File (8MB)

Website

Nicolas Aragon
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Philippe Gaborit
Adrien Hauteville
Olivier Ruatta
Jean-Pierre Tillich
Gilles Zemor
Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Magali Bardet
Ayoub Otmani

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Round5   
(merger of HILA5 and Round2)

Zip File (50MB)

Website

Oscar Garcia-Morchon
Zhenfei Zhang
Sauvik Bhattacharya
Ronald Rietman
Ludo Tolhuizen
Jose-Luis Torre-Arce
Hayo Baan
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen
Scott Fluhrer
Thijs Laarhoven
Rachel Player

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RQC

Zip File (6MB)

Website

Carlos Aguilar Melchor
Nicolas Aragon
Slim Bettaieb
Loic Bidoux
Olivier Blazy
Jean-Christophe Deneuville
Phillippe Gaborit
Gilles Zemor
Alain Couvreur
Adrien Hauteville

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SABER

Zip File (2MB)

Website

Jan-Pieter D'Anvers
Angshuman Karmakar
Sujoy Sinha Roy
Frederik Vercauteren

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SIKE

Zip File (53MB)
IP Statements

Website

David Jao
Reza Azarderakhsh
Matthew Campagna
Craig Costello
Luca De Feo
Basil Hess

Amir Jalali
Brian Koziel
Brian LaMacchia
Patrick Longa
Michael Naehrig
Joost Renes
Vladimir Soukharev
David Urbanik
Geovandro Pereira

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Three Bears

Zip File (3MB)

Website

Mike Hamburg

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Digital Signature Algorithms

Algorithm Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM

Zip File (11MB)

Website

Vadim Lyubashevsky
Leo Ducas
Eike Kiltz
Tancrede Lepoint
Peter Schwabe
Gregor Seiler
Damien Stehle

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FALCON

Zip File (5MB)

Website

Thomas Prest
Pierre-Alain Fouque
Jeffrey Hoffstein
Paul Kirchner
Vadim Lyubashevsky
Thomas Pornin
Thomas Ricosset
Gregor Seiler
William Whyte
Zhenfei Zhang

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GeMSS

Zip File (5MB)
KAT Files (157MB)

Website

A. Casanova
J.-C. Faugere
G. Macario-Rat
J. Patarin
L. Perret
J. Ryckeghem

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LUOV

Zip File (104MB)

Website

Ward Beullens
Bart Preneel
Alan Szepieniec
Frederik Vercauteren

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MQDSS

Zip File (10MB)

Website

Simona Samardjiska
Ming-Shing Chen
Andreas Hulsing
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe

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Picnic

Zip File (25MB)
KAT Files (82MB)
IP Statements

Website

Greg Zaverucha
Melissa Chase
David Derler
Steven Goldfeder
Claudio Orlandi
Sebastian Ramacher
Christian Rechberger
Daniel Slamanig
Jonathan Katz
Xiao Wang
Vladmir Kolesnikov

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qTESLA

Zip File (65MB)

Website

Nina Bindel
Sedat Akleylek
Erdem Alkim
Paulo S. L. M. Barreto
Johannes Buchmann
Edward Eaton
Gus Gutoski
Juliane Kramer
Patrick Longa
Harun Polat
Jefferson E. Ricardini
Gustavo Zanon

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Rainbow Zip File (32MB)
KAT Files (Zip FIles)  Website
Jintai Ding
Ming-Shing Chen
Albrecht Petzoldt
Dieter Schmidt
Bo-Yin Yang

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SPHINCS+ Zip File (127MB)

Website
Andreas Hulsing
Daniel J. Bernstein
Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Scott Fluhrer
Stefan-Lukas Gazdag
Panos Kampanakis
Stefan Kolbl
Tanja Lange
Martin M Lauridsen
Florian Mendel
Ruben Niederhagen
Christian Rechberger
Joost Rijneveld
Peter Schwabe
Jean-Philippe Aumasson

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Created January 03, 2017, Updated July 08, 2019