Cryptography (3) Introduction to the theory and techniques of modern cryptography, with emphasis on rigorous analysis and mathematical foundations.
CSE 546 Cryptography (3)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and techniques of modern cryptography. The course begins by reviewing relevant mathematical tools and moves on to develop definitions and examples of secure protocols for important cryptographic tasks such as symmetric- and private-key encryption, authentication, and digital signatures.
Students will be evaluated primarily on weekly problem sets designed to verify and improve their understanding of the materials. Grades will be based on problem sets, a mid-semester examination, a final examination, and class participation/lecture notes. With regard to "lecture notes," students (in teams) must prepare a written summary of one lecture during the course. The goal of this exercise is to practice technical writing and exposition.
This course will serve as an elective for graduate students in Computer Science & Engineering and the Post-Baccalaureate Credit Certificate Program in Computer & Network Security (under development).
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.