This course is a part of a longer course "Security in Communications and Storage" provided by TU Munich, which I was co-teaching during my fellowship at TUM. Acknowledgements are due to: Prof. Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Lukas Holzbaur, Julien Renner, Lorenz Welter, Dr. Ragnar Freij-Hollanti, and Dr. Jie Li. I will also use and acknowledge some material from a coding theory course lectured at Aalto in 2018 by Dr. Oliver Gnilke (currently a professor at Aalborg U.).
Prerequisites: linear algebra,
abstract algebra. Some coding theory would be helpful but not strictly
necessary, and abstract algebra is mainly listed to ensure sufficient
"mathematical maturity". See Materials page for reading recommendations.
Zoom lectures with *mandatory* attendance: Thursday and Friday 14.15-16 during 5.6. - 18.6. (4 lectures total):
Fri 5.6. Thu 11.6., Fri 12.6., Thu 18.6. Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/63379837033
Zoom TA session: Thu 11.6., Fri 12.6. and Thu 18.6. at 13:00-14:00 (sharp, not quarter past!). Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/63379837033
First homework is due on Friday 12.6. at 12:45pm. You will need to return the homework in a written form (to
firstname.lastname@example.org or via MyCourses), preferably in latex. Return a
*Update*: Zoom TA sessions: every Thursday until mid July at 14:15-16:00. Be sure to be there at 14:15 if you have any question, otherwise if there are no questions after 14:30, we will close the meeting.
Zoom link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/63379837033
We will also have project work (topics to be announced). You
can work on it individually or in pairs, and we will coordinate
presentations (meaning some group work) in case several people choose
the same topic. We will have the presentations during the latter half of July, and the deadline for the slide sets will be two days before the first presentation (we
will give a precise deadline later). If you want, you can post your
slide set to us few days earlier for comments. Let us target to maximum 8
presentations and roughly 25 minutes per presentation, so we can manage
with two session (4+4). Everyone should attend all the presentations in order to also learn form other students' topics.
*Update*: Presentation dates and logistics: we will have the project presentations on 23.7 about CBC from 14 to 16 and on 24.7 about PIR and SDMM from 14 to 16. If the dates proposed don't work for you, let us know as soon as possible! Each presentation should take 20 to 30 minutes if prepared alone, and 40 to 50 minutes if prepared as a pair. We want to remind you that everyone should attend all the presentations in order to also learn form other students' topics.
The course evaluation is pass/fail, and will be based on your
efforts in doing the homework and project work (judged by the slides and