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Fall 2016-2017
ELE 538   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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 is also discussed.

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

Design Project - 60%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22992 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:5 Limit:20