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COMP_SCI 396: Introduction to Cryptography

Quarter Offered

Winter : 9:30-10:50 TuTh ; Wang

Prerequisites

(COMP_SCI 212 and COMP_SCI 214) or Graduate (MS or Ph.D) student standing

Description

This course covers the basic knowledge in understanding and using cryptography. The main focus is on definitions, theoretical foundations, and rigorous proofs of security, with some programming practice. Topics include symmetric and public-key encryption, message integrity, hash functions, block-cipher design and analysis, number theory, and digital signatures.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Xiao Wang