Speaker: Wilfried Meidl (Sabanci University)
Date/Time: 20 March 2012, Tuesday, 11:00
Place: Sabanci University, FENS 2008
Title: Bent functions and their duals
Abstract: Boolean functions or more general functions from $\F_p^n$ to $\F_p$ with highest nonlinearity are called bent. Most of the known bent functions belong to the class of weakly regular bent functions, which always appear in pairs and are called dual to each other. However, given a bent function, it is in general not easy to explicitly describe its dual. In this talk I review some earlier work on a powerful construction method of bent functions, and I present some recent results on the duals of the bent functions obtained by this construction.