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Spring 2017-2018
* COS 433 / MAT 473   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit


Mark L. Zhandry

An introduction to the theory and practice of modern cryptography, with an emphasis on the fundamental ideas. Topics covered include private key and public key encryption schemes, digital signatures, pseudorandom generators and functions, chosen ciphertext security, and some advanced topics.

Sample reading list:
J. Katz and Y. Lindell, Introduction to Modern Cryptography

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets

Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Programming Assignments - 30%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Basic probability theory. Basic complexity theory (as in COS 340) highly recommended..


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40185 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:27 Limit:50