Syllabus - CS 167 - Introduction to Applied Cryptography
Michael T. Goodrich
- Coursework. Coursework will consist of weekly homeworks,
two midterms, and a comprehensive final exam. The overall grade
will be determined 30% from homework, 40% from the midterms, and
30% from the final.
Group work on homeworks is permitted, but each
student must list his or her collaborators in writing for each problem.
If a student turns in a solution without listing
the others who helped produce this solution,
this act will be considered cheating (for it is plagarism).
Late homework assignments will not be accepted.
- Exam policy.
Exam performance must be 100% individual effort; no collaboration
is allowed on exams. Any collaboration or copying on exams
will be considered cheating.
In addition to the procedures of the
Cheating Policy, students caught cheating on exams will be given a
failing grade in the class.
- Text. W. Trappe and L.C. Washington,
ntroduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory, 2nd edition,
Prentice Hall, 2006.
- Add/drop policy.
Drops will be accepted only up to the end of the third week.
Once your drop card has been
signed, further coursework from you will not be graded. After the
seventh week of classes, withdrawals will be allowed only by
petition and under documented extenuating circumstances.
- Week 1:
Classic Cryptography and Cryptanalysis.
- Reading: T-W, Chapters 1-2.
- Week 2:
Basic Number Theory.
- Reading: T-W, Chapter 3.
The DES and AES Algorithms.
- Reading: T-W, Chapters 4-5.
The RSA Algorithm.
- Reading: T-W, Chapter 6.
Discrete Logarithms and the ElGamal Cryptosystem.
- Reading: T-W, Chapter 7.
- Reading: T-W, Chapter 8.
- Reading: T-W, Chapter 9.
- Reading: T-W, Chapters 10.
- Reading: T-W, Chapters 12.
Games and Zero-Knowledge Proofs.
- Reading: T-W, Chapters 13, 14.
Copyright © 2008
Michael T. Goodrich, as to all lectures.
Students are prohibited from
recording the audio or video content of lectures and from
selling (or being paid for taking) notes during this course to or by any
person or commercial firm without the express written permission of the
professor teaching this course.