ENEE459E/CMSC498R Introduction to Cryptology

    Spring 2016

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Course Description

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.

General Information


"Introduction to Modern Cryptography, 2nd Edition" by Katz and Lindell, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2014.

Office Hours

All students are presumed to be aware of the UMD policy on academic integrity.