CS 671 - Seminar in Cryptography

Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science, Fall 2014

Course Overview

This seminar is an introduction to research in cryptography. We'll dig below the surface to learn how cryptographic systems work and learn how to rigorously evaluate their security. The topics will be driven (and largely presented) by the class. We will cover topics anywhere on the spectrum from practice to theory with a focus on identifying research questions for course projects.

This course will not teach you everything about how to make your computer secure. We will be looking at cryptography at a theoretical level with a choice of topics that looks toward its practical usage. Interested students should also consider taking CS 419, which gives an introduction to general computer security.

General Information

Course Structure, Expectations, and Grading

Reading and Project Topics