Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
Having completed this course, you will be familiar with an area of cryptography on a level of familiarity that is required for engaging in research in that area. You will be able to use techniques from the area and apply them to questions in the field. Content varies from year to year.
Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 08.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Chris Brzuska
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Chris Brzuska
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The content varies each year and covers the foundations of cryptography and/or a current topic in research on cryptography.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Weekly exercises, course feedback (no exam)
Lectures 24h (12 2h-sessions), Teaching in small groups 24h (12 2h-sessions), weekly written exercises 48h
Varies depending on the course content and will be announced later.
Essential prerequisits is structured thinking about the behaviour of programs and/or about mathematical proofs. No algebra requirements are needed for this course.
Highly recommended is a background in computability and complexity, especially basic complexity classes such as P and NP. It is further helpful to have a background in cryptography and/or algorithms and/or formal verification and/or logics.