Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced Topics in Cryptology

COM-702

Lecturer(s) :

Lenstra Arjen

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Next time: Fall 2017

Summary

discussion of recent cryptographic results on subjects that will be decided on during the first lectures. Possibilities include random number beacons, blockchains, or anything else that would be of interest to the students that want to practice studying and presenting crypto/math papers.

Content

In this course recent research in cryptology will be studied in an interactive fashion. Students will read, present, and discuss results from the most recent major cryptology conferences (such as Crypto and Eurocrypt) and may explore ways to improve those results. The course is intended to stimulate students in their own research.

Keywords

Cryptology; Algorithms; number theory

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

General mathematics and elementary number theory background

Teaching methods

papers will be presented by the students and be discussed in detail.

Expected student activities

read papers, present them, participate in discussions

Assessment methods

assessment will be based on quality of presentations(s) and participation in class

Resources

Notes/Handbook

none

In the programs

  • Computer and Communication Sciences (edoc), 2017-2018
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Oral presentation
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Advanced Topics in Cryptology
    • Lecture
      28 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      14 Hour(s)
  • Mathematics (edoc), 2017-2018
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Oral presentation
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Advanced Topics in Cryptology
    • Lecture
      28 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      14 Hour(s)

Reference week

Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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