Fall 2016 Course Descriptions

COMP 165-01 Cryptography

A. Blumer
MW 6:00p-7:15p, Halligan Hall 111B
M+ Block

Introduction to private and public-key cryptography as well as pseudo-randomness. Topics include: cryptographic protocols using block ciphers. Methods for key exchange, message authentication, and digital signatures. Modern cryptographic problems regarding secure voting, secret sharing, and digital cash.

Prerequisite: COMP 15 and COMP/MATH 22 or 61

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