02232 - Applied Cryptography, Autumn 2017
Time: Thursdays 13 - 17
Location: Building 303A, Auditorium 41
Lecturer: Christian W Probst, Building 324/221
The objectives of the course are 1) give you a basic
understanding of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and 2) enable
you to assess existing applications of cryptography and develop new
protocols and applications that employ cryptography.
The overall format of the course is a combination of lectures
and project work that will be documented through a report and
Lectures will be based on notes, research papers and material
available on the web, from the areas of cryptography and networks
& distributed systems security.
During the course, students will be required to complete a
project in applied cryptography. These projects must be
completed in small groups (not more than 4 students) and each
group will be required to present their work to the other
students at an internal workshop towards the end of the
course. The project presentation should include the motivation
and problem statement of the project, as well as present the
proposed solution, its implementation, evaluation and the
final conclusions of the project.
Each group must also analyse the solution developed in two
other student projects (based on both the report and the
workshop presentation) and document their analysis in a second
A number of projects have been defined by the lecturers and a
maximum of two groups may work on each project topic.