CS656 Advanced Topics in Cryptography (Spring 2008)

Pre-requisites: CS456 or consent of instructor
Instructor: Christino Tamon
Lecture: Snell 175 TR 4:00-5:15pm
Office hours: TR 8:30-9:30am, 10:45-11:15am, 3:00-4:00pm
Contact: Science Center 373
The objective of this course is to explore current and advanced topics in modern cryptography. The course is organized around a collection of research articles in cryptography. Students will acquire experience in reading, analyzing, and presenting research articles relevant to cryptography. A small research project will be an integral part of the course, where each student is expected to clarify, expand, or improve some of the articles discussed.
GRADING: Project (50%), Assignments (50%)

TEXT (optional): Isaac Chuang and Michael Nielsen, "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information," Cambridge University Press (2000)

Although attendance is not mandatory, students are responsible for all course materials covered in lectures and any exams given during class periods. Students that need to make up missing course work must provide the required Clarkson official exempt form. All students must submit their own work; the exchange of ideas are encouraged but ultimately the submitted work must be the student's own. Please refer to the Clarkson University Regulations for more guidelines on academic integrity and related matters.