CSC322H5 • Introduction to Algebraic Cryptography

Description

(Cross list with MAT302H5) The course will take students on a journey through the methods of algebra and number theory in cryptography, from Euclid to Zero Knowledge Proofs. Topics include: block ciphers and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES); algebraic and number-theoretic techniques and algorithms in cryptography, including methods for primality testing and factoring large numbers; encryption and digital signature systems based on RSA, factoring, elliptic curves and integer lattices; and zero-knowledge proofs.

Prerequisites
Exclusions
Enrolment Limits
Priority is given to students enrolled in Computer Science Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Bioinformatics Specialist or Computer Science Major programs.
Distribution Requirement
Science
Total Instructional Hours
36L/12T
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Computer Science