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Helsinki University of Technology, 
     Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science

T-79.503 Foundations of Cryptology (3 cr)

Autumn 2004

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Previous years: [Autumn 2003]

The course deals with the mathematical basis of modern cryptographic algorithms. It can be taken as a special course in advanced level undergraduate and graduate studies of computer science and mathematics.

General Information

  • Lectures by Docent Kaisa Nyberg: Thursdays 14-16, hall T2, starting from 16th September. Lectures are held in Finnish but all additional material is provided in English.
  • Exercise sessions (two alternative groups):
    • Thursdays 12-14, hall T4, held by Docent Kaisa Nyberg in English
    • Thursdays 16-18, hall T2, held by Kaarle Ritvanen in Finnish
  • Course material:
    • Textbook
      Douglas R. Stinson:
      Cryptography, Theory and Practice,
      CRC Press, Boca Raton-London-Tokyo,
      Second edition, 2002
    • Other material
      Additional material will be given.
  • In order to pass the course, one has to pass the exam. Additional exam points (max. 6 pts.) can be obtained by doing homework exercises and participating in the exercise classes. Exercises are not mandatory but strongly recommended.
  • Newsgroup: opinnot.tik.krypto
  • Brochure in Finnish
  • Exams:
    • 7th September 2004, 9-12, hall T1
    • 10th December 2004, 13-16, hall T1: English, Finnish, Solutions
    • 11th January 2005, 12-15, hall T1
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Lecture Notes

The following links refer to PDF documents.

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Students are encouraged to solve the exercise problems by themselves prior to the respective exercise session. In the beginning of each session, students can identify which problems they have solved and obtain additional exam points. Students claiming solutions may be asked to present them to the class.

The exercise problems are available as PDF files.

Session 1 (23 Sep): problems
Session 2 (30 Sep): problems
Session 3 (07 Oct): problems
Session 4 (14 Oct): problems
Session 5 (21 Oct): problems
Session 6 (28 Oct): problems
Session 7 (04 Nov): problems
Session 8 (11 Nov): problems
Session 9 (18 Nov): problems
Session 10 (25 Nov): problems
Session 11 (02 Dec): problems

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