Manish Pokharel

Work place: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University Dhulikhel, Nepal



Research Interests: Data Structures and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Software Construction, Mathematics of Computing


Manish Pokharel received his postdoctoral degree from Korea Aerospace University, South Korea. He is currently the Dean of the School of Engineering at Kathmandu University. He has been involved in the IT sector since 1995. He has worked as a consultant in NIPA[National IT Industry Promotion Agency] to develop the E-Government Master Plan for Costa Rica and the Philippines. Appointed as a member of the High-Level ICT Council under the chairmanship of Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal. His research interests include Digital Governance, SMART City, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Big Data and Software Technology.

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Quantum Computers’ threat on Current Cryptographic Measures and Possible Solutions

By Tohfa Niraula Aditi Pokharel Ashmita Phuyal Pratistha Palikhel Manish Pokharel

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2022

Cryptography is a requirement for confidentiality and authentic communication, and it is an indispensable technology used to protect data security. Quantum computing is a hypothetical model, still in tentative analysis but is rapidly gaining traction among scientific communities. Quantum computers have the potential to become a pre-eminent threat to all secure communication because their performance exceeds that of conventional computers. Consequently, quantum computers are capable of iterating through a large number of keys to search for secret keys or quickly calculate cryptographic keys, thereby endangering cloud security measures. This paper’s main target is to summarize the vulnerability of current cryptographic measures in front of a quantum computer. The paper also aims to cover the fundamental concept of potential quantum-resilient cryptographic techniques and explain how they can be a solution to complete secure key distribution in a post-quantum future.

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