|Instructor:||Qi Alfred Chen
|Lectures:||TuTh 2:00 - 3:20 PM, Virtual Remote:
|Office Hour:||Wed 4-5 PM, Virtual Remote (link in the first lecture slides, by appointment if need more)|
(Please only use Piazza for questions to TA/readers; emails below are only for emergency use)
- TA: Andrew Searles <email@example.com>
- Office hour: Tue 1-2 PM, Virtual Remote (link in the first lecture slides)
- TA: Hamid Nejatollahi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Office hour: Wed 8-9 AM, Virtual Remote (link in the first lecture slides)
- Reader: Renascence Tarafder Prapty <email@example.com>
- Office hour: Fri 9:30-10:30 AM, Virtual Remote (link in the first lecture slides)
- Reader: Igor De Oliveira Nunes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Office hour: Thu 10-11 AM, Virtual Remote (link in the first lecture slides)
This course introduces basic concepts in cryptography and computer security and discusses both their theoretical foundations and practical applications. Various threats, attacks and countermeasures including cryptosystems, cryptographic protocols and secure systems/networks will be addressed. See the list of lectures for additional details. Please get in touch if you have questions or suggestions.
- 09/17: Welcome everyone to CS134! The first lecture will be on 10/6 Tuesday 2-3:20pm.
This class is intended for upper level undergraduate students. All students must have some basic knowledge of number theory. Understanding of probability concepts is strongly recommended. Highly qualified students may be admitted with permission of instructor.
Ideal prerequisite courses besides the offical ones:
- CS 161 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- AND at least 2 of the followings: CS 143A Operating Systems, CS 131 Parallel and Distributed Computing, and CS 132 Computer Networks
There is no required textbook for this class.
Recommended book: "Network Security - Private Communication in a Public World", Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman and Mike Speciner, Second Edition.
- Homework*3: 16%*3 = 48%
- Will gradually post in the homeworks page
- Midterm: 26%
- Time: Nov 5 Thursday
- Final: 26%
- Time: Dec 17 Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm
- Ciphers by Ritter (useful collection of stuff)
- Handbook of Applied Cryptography (FREE!)
- Cryptography and Networks Security Book by Stallings (lots of good pointers)
Academic honesty is always an uncomfortable topic and hopefully this will be an unnecessary reminder but here it is. Academic honesty will be strictly enforced, and misconduct dealt with according to the official policy for Academic misconduct at UC Irvine.