Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) performs fundamental scientific research in mathematics and computer science. CWI transfers the acquired knowledge to society and industry. The institute's strategy for the period up to 2012 is inspired by four broad, societally relevant themes:

Earth and life sciencesThe data explosionSocietal logisticsSoftware as service

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Techniques improve performance secret sharing applications


Secret sharing is a tool that has many applications in cryptography. The concept involves sharing a secret with a group of people or devices that can only be reconstructed when the majority of the group unifies and combines the individual share.