CS 355: Topics in Cryptography


(Fall 2002)

The course is a seminar on topics in cryptography. Course topics this year include pseudorandomness, security notions for both encryption and signatures, random oracle analysis, and a bit of distributed computations. The course is intended for graduate students interested in cryptography research.

Topics - highly tentative

Part I: Pseudorandomness

Part II: Basic distributed computation.

Part III: Security notions

Part IV: Factoring and discrete-log

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Last update: Sep. 21, 2002 by Dan Boneh.