ENEE459E/CMSC498R: Introduction to Cryptology
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OH for the week of 4/14 will be held on Thursday, 4/17,
from 3:30-4:30 in AVW 3407
Review problems for final exam are now posted here.
Homework 5 (due on 5/8) is now posted here.
See this page for a review of Big O nogtation.
Over the past two decades, cryptography has become a highly relevant field: In addition to military and
national security applications, cryptography is currently being used in critical financial, legal, and
social applications. The aim of cryptography is to construct efficient schemes that allow parties to
interact to implement some functionality, even when some subset of parties are malicious and behave
adversarially. In contrast to the classical approach based on heuristics and ad-hoc solutions, modern
cryptography aims for specific, rigorous security guarantees based on precise mathematical definitions
and provably secure protocols.
- This course meets on TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm in ITV 1100.
The prerequisites for this course are:
Any two 400-level MATH courses; or (CMSC351 and CMSC330); or (ENEE322 and ENEE380).
- Tentative midterm date: March 13, 2014.
The TA for this course is Arthita Ghosh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tues. 3:30pm-4:30pm, 3407 A.V. Williams
TA office hours: M/W 2-3pm in AVW 1145.
Grading and Policies
Midterm Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%
All students are presumed to be aware of the UMD policy on academic integrity.