Graduate Course Descriptions

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5854. Modern Cryptography: Primitives and Protocols

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in the CSE program, others with consent. Recommended preparation: MATH 3160, CSE 3500, CSE 3502, and CSE 4702 or the equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modern cryptography, emphasizing provable security and concrete constructions based on the hardness of specific computational problems. After surveying some basic cryptographic primitives and associated number-theoretic constructions, focuses on public-key infrastructure and protocols: it will cover such topics as digital signatures, identification and key-exchange schemes, distributed key generation, blind signatures, zero-knowledge proofs, and private function computation.

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