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COMS W4261 Introduction to Cryptography. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: Comfort with basic discrete math and probability. Recommended: COMS W3261 or CSOR W4231.

An introduction to modern cryptography, focusing on the complexity-theoretic foundations of secure computation and communication in adversarial environments; a rigorous approach, based on precise definitions and provably secure protocols. Topics include private and public key encryption schemes, digital signatures, authentication, pseudorandom generators and functions, one-way functions, trapdoor functions, number theory and computational hardness, identification and zero knowledge protocols.

Fall 2017: COMS W4261
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
COMS 4261 001/11898 M W 7:10pm - 8:25pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Allison Bishop 3 71/110