ENEE459E/CMSC498R Introduction to Cryptology
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Midterm Review Sheet can be found
- Optional Homework 5 (due 3/13) is now up on the
Notes through Lecture 12 (3/6) now up on the Lecture Summaries page.
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 12:30pm-1:45pm in CSI 1122.
The prerequisites for this course are:
Any two 400-level MATH courses; or (CMSC351 and CMSC330); or (ENEE322 and ENEE380).
- Tentative midterm exams date/time: In class on March 15.
- Final exam date/time/place: May 17 from 1:30-3:30pm in our regular classroom.
The TA for this course is Huijing Gong (email: gong (at) cs (dot) umd (dot) edu).
"Introduction to Modern Cryptography, 2nd Edition" by Katz and Lindell, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2014.
Instructor office hours: M,T 3:30-4:30pm, 3407 A.V. Williams
TA office hours: R 5-6pm in 3412 A.V. Williams.
All students are presumed to be aware of the UMD policy on academic integrity.