Courses / Descriptions395/495 - Introduction to Cryptography
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This course will give a broad overview of cryptographic techniques withan emphasis on modern tools based on prime numbers. We discuss many basic protocols from classical tools to DES, RSA and discrete logarithms and applications such as digital signatures, secure protocols, secret sharing, secure computation and zero-knowledge proofs. As time permits we will explore connections between cryptography, coding theory and quantum mechanics.