Qual info: qual exam will be given on Thursday Dec. 18 at 12:00 PM in CERIAS conference room.
If you have any problem with the time let me know.
Project: schedule a meeting with me in the last week of school (Dec 7-13) to discuss/demo your project. Also make sure that you email me your report 24 HOURS before our meeting.
The course is an introduction to cryptography, aimed to graduate students.Topics we will focus on include:
Grade = 20% * HW + 30% * FP + 20% * ME + 30% * FE.
Exams are closed books and closed notes.
Textbooks and reading list
The class mailing list is cs555. To be added to the list sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the body containing the text 'add your_email to cs555'.
Academic Honesty and Ethical behavior are required in this course, as it is in all courses at Purdue University ( here is the guide for academic integrity). The class will be conducted according to the policy written by Professor Gene Spafford. Please take the time to read it carefully. This will be followed unless I provide written documentation of exceptions.
You are encouraged to talk with the professor about any questions you have about what is permitted on any particular assignment.
Lecture slides and homework assignments will be posted below. This is a tentative schedule of the course.
Students are expected to write a proposal about the project they would like to work on. A list of possible projects will also be provided by the professor. Both theoretical and practical projects are accepted. Note that expectations are different for the two different types of projects. For theoretical projects the focus is on identifying a problem, mastering the current state of the art solution, and understanding the limitations of those solutions. Proposing a new solution is definitely encouraged, but will not necessarily affect the grade. On the other side, for a practical project, students are supposed to show a demo of their prototype, that counts toward their grade. Students with interest in systems and network security are encouraged to choose practical projects.
Students can work alone
or in pairs, working in pairs is recommended. A meeting will be scheduled
with the professor to discuss what was achieved in the project and to asses the
contribution of each team member to the project.