CS 7000 - Cryptography Seminar - Fall 2006
Course Information Sheet
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What's This Course About??
We'll review some basics of cryptography, then focus
on lattices as they pertain to cryptography.
TR 11:00am-12:15pm (Room ECCR 108, Call Number 84679)
Grades will be based on class participation and talks given by students
in the class.
This is a hard course to outline the prerequisites for. The best background
you could have is the ability to think carefully and precisely in a
mathematical context. Have some "mathematical maturity" would be greatly
Beyond this, having some knowledge about probability theory is useful, as
is information theory, modern algebra, complexity theory, algorithms,
linear algebra, and other items, but I will try and assume a minimum of
this kind of material.
No Textbook. We will use several on-line resources as we progress through
the class. You may choose to print these out if you work better that way.
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