## Section: New Results

### Improved Complexity Bounds for Counting Points on Hyperelliptic Curves

Participants : Simon Abelard, Pierrick Gaudry, Pierre-Jean Spaenlehauer.

In [16], we present a probabilistic Las Vegas algorithm for computing the local zeta function of a hyperelliptic curve of genus $g$ defined over ${\mathbb{F}}_{q}$. It is based on the approaches by Schoof and Pila combined with a modeling of the $\ell $-torsion by structured polynomial systems. Our main result improves on previously known complexity bounds by showing that there exists a constant $c>0$ such that, for any fixed $g$, this algorithm has expected time and space complexity $O\left({(logq)}^{cg}\right)$ as $q$ grows and the characteristic is large enough.