Introduction to Cryptography

Winter 2008


Course syllabus
Course overview - Grading, Textbooks, Course work, Exams.
Course Staff and office hours.

Lectures:     Monday, Wednesday, 12:50 - 2:05, Gates B01.
Questions:   News group:  su.class.cs255.     TA mailing list:


Students may take the final at either one of the following two dates:

     Option 1: (alternate)   Monday, 3/17,  9:00-11:00am, Gates B03.
  Option 2: (scheduled)   Friday, 3/21,  9:00-11:00am, Gates B01.

For remote SCPD students: Please email cs255ta@cs with your email address, the email address of your SCPD monitor if you have one, and which day you would like to take the exam. We will email a pdf to you which you should print, complete, and fax back to us at 650 725-4671. Also email us when you fax the exam back so we can be on the lookout for it. We will email you with confirmation of receipt so hold on to your exam until you receive confirmation. Note that if you are local to the bay area, you must come to one of two exam slots unless you contact us in advance.



Homework #1: pdf.    Solutions: pdf

Due: Jan. 30. In class.


Homework #2: pdf.    Solutions: pdf.

Due: Feb. 22.


Homework #3: pdf.    Solutions: pdf.

Due: Mar. 10. In class.



Project #1: pdf.    Starter code.    Presentation: ppt

Due: Monday, Feb. 11.


Project #2: pdf.    Starter code.    Presentation: pdf.

Due: Mar. 12.


Course syllabus: html
PRP-PRF lecture slides: ppt
RSA lecture slides: ppt
Basic number theory fact sheet I, primes: pdf
Basic number theory fact sheet II, composites: pdf
A Primer on number theory for computer scientists: pdf
MAC lecture #1 slides: ppt

Previous final exams:   2001.pdf ,   2002.pdf ,   2003.pdf ,   2004.pdf ,   2005.pdf ,   2006.pdf ,   2007.pdf.