Organization profile
Introduction / mission
The two chairs within DM maintain the two main research areas: the more applied coding theory and cryptology and the more fundamental discrete algebra and geometry.
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The section DM is interested in all mathematical problems of a discrete nature.
Organisational profile
The section DM has two chairs:
The chair for Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) performs research in theoretical and applied areas of both topics:
Coding Theory is the mathematical theory of encoding information in such a way that it becomes resistant to transmission errors. The main topics are the study of the properties of various codes (cyclic codes, BCHcodes, MDScodes, algebraicgeometric codes) and the construction of efficient decoding algorithms for these codes.
Cryptology is the mathematical theory of protecting information against unauthorized access (privacy), determining if a message has been altered by a third party (integrity), adding a signature to an electronic document and verifying the identity.
Discrete Algebra and Geometry
Phenomena throughout mathematics and the natural sciences have discrete algebraic aspects, often along with analytical counterparts. While the latter are typically modelled using real numbers, differential equations, and numerical computations, describing the discretealgebraic aspects involves objects like nite elds, graphs, polynomials, groups, algebras, and symbolic computations. The Discrete Algebra and Geometry (DAG) group at the TU/e develops the mathematics needed for such a description.
Prizes

Algorithms for coping with uncertainty and intractability
Bansal, Nikhil (Recipient), 2013
Prize: ERC › Consolidator › Scientific

Best investigative reporting
Appelbaum, Jacob R. (Recipient), 2014
Prize: Other › Career, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.) › Scientific

Best Paper Award at IH&MMSec 2015
Laarhoven, Thijs M.M. (Recipient), 19 Jun 2015
Prize: Other › Career, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.) › Scientific
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Student theses

A characterization of the special linear and unitary Lie algebra via its extremal geometry
Author: Oostendorp, M., 31 Aug 2018Supervisor: Cuypers, F. (Supervisor 1)
Student thesis: Master
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Achieving differential privacy in secure multiparty computation
Author: Thissen, K., 15 May 2019Supervisor: Schoenmakers, B. (Supervisor 1), Koster, R. (. (External person) (External coach) & van Liesdonk, P. (External coach)
Student thesis: Master
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A grouptheoretical analysis of solvability, solutions and solution strategies of permutation puzzles
Author: Rijpert, D. T., 15 Aug 2019Supervisor: Cuypers, H. (Supervisor 1)
Student thesis: Bachelor
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