Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Eric Schost
For cryptographic purposes, counting points on the jacobian variety of a given hyperelliptic curve is of great importance. There has been several approaches to obtain the cardinality of such a group, specially for hyperelliptic curves of genus 2. The best known algorithm for counting points on genus 2 curves over prime fields of large characteristic is a variant of Schoof’s genus 1 algorithm. Following a recent work of Gaudry and Schost, we show how to speed up the current state of the art genus 2 point counting algorithm by proposing various computational improvements to its basic arithmetical ingredients.
Doliskani, Javad Nazari, "Point Counting On Genus 2 Curves" (2011). Digitized Theses. 3460.