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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.897 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Selected Topics in Cryptography 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Ran Canetti 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 6.897 Selected Topics in Cryptography



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features complementary lecture notes and scribe notes in the lecture notes section. In addition an extensive bibliography of assigned and recommended readings is provided in the readings section.


    Course Description


    This course covers a number of advanced "selected topics" in the field of cryptography. The first part of the course tackles the foundational question of how to define security of cryptographic protocols in a way that is appropriate for modern computer networks, and how to construct protocols that satisfy these security definitions. For this purpose, the framework of "universally composable security" is studied and used. The second part of the course concentrates on the many challenges involved in building secure electronic voting systems, from both theoretical and practical points of view. In the third part, an introduction to cryptographic constructions based on bilinear pairings is given.
     

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