Secret sharing schemes: Optimizing the information ratio
Tutor / director / evaluatorPadró Laimon, Carles
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Secret sharing refers to methods used to distribute a secret value among a set of participants. This work deals with the optimization of two parameters regarding the efficiency of a secret sharing scheme: the information ratio and average information ratio. Only access structures (a special family of sets) on 5 and 6 participants will be considered. First, access structures with 5 participants will be studied, followed by the ones on 6 participants that are based on graphs. The main goal of the paper is to check existing lower bounds (and improve some of them) by using linear programs with the sage solver. Shannon information inequalities have been used to translate the polymatroid axioms into linear constraints.