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    Mar 05, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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CS 4830 - Introduction to Cryptography


(SMR-AS)      


Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: CS 4820 . Co-meets with CS 5830 .

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A rigorous introduction to the theoretical foundations of the cryptography that powers much of the modern world. Topics include one-way functions, secret-key encryption, zero-knowledge proofs, signatures, public-key encryption etc. As this is a theoretical class, the emphasis will be on formal definitions and proofs.

Note: This is a theory course. You will be expected to read and write formal definitions and mathematical proofs. This is not a course in security: you will not learn how to design secure systems. Instead, you will learn some of the (beautiful) mathematics that forms one component of secure systems.



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