MATH 5901: Fall 2013 Term

Tuesday: 18:05-20:55

Location: HP4369


The course syllabus is available here

Course content

Week 1

Introductions, intro to finite fields, intro to cryptographic ideas, some number theory, Diffie-Hellman key-exchange, algorithmic complexity.
Slides: Intro, Intro to Crypto

Week 2

Introduction to stream ciphers, (Georgios) Introduction to LFSRs, Berlekamp Massey algorithm
Slides: Intro to stream ciphers, George's intro to LFSRs

Week 3

Finish the proof of Berlekamp Massey, (Gary and Jordan) Combining generators and filter generators, Normal bases over finite fields.

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