This correspondence studies resilient functions which have applications in fault-tolerant distributed computing, quantum cryptographic key distribution, and random sequence generation for stream ciphers. We present a number of new methods for synthesizing resilient functions. An interesting aspect of these methods is that they are applicable both to linear and nonlinear resilient functions. Our second major contribution is to show that every linear resilient function can be transformed into a large number of nonlinear resilient functions with the same parameters. As a result, we obtain resilient functions that are highly nonlinear and have a high algebraic degree.
- Correlation-immune functions
- Resilient functions