Selected Topics in Cryptology
20092010

IMT6041
 5 ECTS
On the basis of
 IMT4531 Introduction to Cryptology
 IMT4551 Selected Topics in Cryptology, or equivalent
Expected learning outcomes
Having completed the course, the student should have
· Advanced level of understanding of methods of analysis and synthesis of cryptographic systems
· Deep understanding of modern cryptographic theory
· Acquired skills to be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas and concepts relating to cryptology.
Topic(s)
1. Introduction – elements of information theory, symmetric and asymmetric cipher theory
2. Contemporary theory of randomness – randomness and distinguishability
3. Elements of modern symmetric cipher theory – algebraic immunity of Boolean functions, methods of computational commutative algebra in cryptanalysis of symmetric ciphers, differential and integral cryptanalysis
4. Modern public key systems – elliptic curves
Teaching Methods
Other
Teaching Methods (additional text)
 Lectures
 Laboratory exercises
 Problem solving exercises
Form(s) of Assessment
Other
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
· Written exam (alternatively oral exam): 51%
· Project: 49%
· Both parts must be passed.
Grading Scale
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
External/internal examiner
Evaluated by the lecturer
Resit examination
The whole subject must be repeated
Examination support
 Calculator
 Dictionary
Coursework Requirements
None.
Teaching Materials
Books:
1. Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory, 2. edition, Trappe W., Washington L., Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0131981994.
2. Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Menezes A., http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac
Various papers (available online)
Additional information
There is room for 50 students for the course.