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Fall 2013-2014
ELE 538  

Special Topics in Information Sciences and Systems - Information Theoretic Security

Paul W. Cuff

This course focuses on secure communication built on information theory, which does not assume that an adversary has computational limitations. We begin with classic results on secrecy systems by Shannon and Wyner, paving the way for a study of modern research on physical-layer security, secret key agreement, etc. We consider distortion guarantee as a metric for partial secrecy and compare to the more traditional use of equivocation. The course also touches on other aspects of secure communication, such as authentication. Related topics such as digital watermarking and information embedding will also be discussed.

Sample reading list:
Cover and Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, second edition
El Gamal and Kim, Network Information Theory

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Exposure to information theory or concurrent enrollment in ELE 528..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21703 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:4 Limit:20