|Instructor:||Qi Alfred Chen
|Lectures:||TuTh 12:30-1:50 PM, ELH 100
|Office Hour:||Wed 4:30-5:30 PM, ICS1 420 (by appointment if need more)|
Please make sure to wear a face covering/mask when coming to the in-person lectures and discussions. I have the responsibility to immediately dismiss anyone who does not comply from the classroom and report to the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct (OAISC).
(Please only use Piazza for questions to TA/readers; emails below are only for emergency use)
- TA: Andrew Searles <email@example.com>
- Office hour: Wed 2-3 PM, DBH 3013
- TA: Ningfei Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Office hour: Tue 4-5 PM, DBH 3013
- Reader: Juncheng Fang <email@example.com>
- Office hour: Thu 5-6 PM, DBH 3013
- Reader: Salar Hashemitaheri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Office hour: Mon 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, DBH 3013
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.
- 09/19: Welcome everyone to CS134! The first lecture will be on 9/28 Tuesday 12:30-1:50 PM.
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: Oct 28 Thursday
- Final: 26%
- Time: Dec 10 Friday, 10:30am-12:30pm
- 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.