Professor: William Hesse
Office: Science Center 383
|Or by appointment|
Textbook: "Applied Cryptography, 2nd Ed.",
by Bruce Schneier.
Published by Wiley.
|18||One-Way Hash Functions|
|Parts of 13, 14, 15||Symmetric Cryptosystems|
|5||Zero-Knowledge Proofs & Protocols|
Exams: You are responsible for all material in the lecture, as well as any reading assignments where I specify you are responsible. Class participation is encouraged.
Assignments: Some of the assignments will be mathematical and cryptographic examples to work out, and some of them will be programming assignments.
Programs: Students' programs must compile, run, and produce the correct output to receive full credit. If they do not run and produce the correct output, they will receive a grade of at most 60%. Partial credit up to that limit will be given based on the correctness of the program.
Because half of the work of writing a program is debugging that program (finding and removing errors from it), make sure to start your programs early. You may also then send me your programs and ask questions about them, and receive answers in time to fix your programs.
Late Policy: With computers, everything that can go wrong will go wrong at the last minute. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that you begin your assignments early. My suggestions are as follows: Start the assignment as soon as possible, so you will immediately realize if there is something you don't know. Then try to finish the assignments early, so you receive the bonus points. If you have problems finishing it on that day, you will have more time to fix any problems. Please follow my suggestions. If you don't, I can guarantee trouble. If you fall behind, it will be difficult to dig yourself out.
Academic integrity: Assignments may be discussed with other students. However, do not look at other students' solutions until you have solved the problem yourself. You can give help to other students, but you may not just tell them the answer. Feel free to discuss the assignments and strategies for solving them (algorithms), but write the code yourself. The exact rules for "doing it yourself" are:
Cheating on tests, labs, or assignments will result in a grade reduction or failing grade for the course, and notification of the academic integrity board.
If you find yourself getting behind, please see the course instructor. We can work together to get you back on schedule.
Author: William Hesse
Last Modified: Jan 7, 2004