TCS / Studies / T-79.514 Special Course on Cryptology


Missing presenter name means that the corresponding position is still open. (In such cases, the concrete topic might be relocated to a different date.) Missing topic names means that the course has not yet been planned to this far in such a level of details. In preparing your own survey, please use Petteri's .tex file as a formatting example. (See here for the outcomes of T-79.514 in 2004.) Please also use the slide templates: template.tex and init.tex. Process your slides, if possible, by pdflatex, and return them in a .pdf format. The survey could be returned in .ps, .pdf or both.

Preliminary (tentative! The order might be rescheduled, topics changed, etc) schedule follows. Details can be changed, so be uptodate!

Holes in the schedule: some seminars will be cancelled due to travelling. It will be announced in advance. To compensate it, we will have 2 seminars some of the weeks.
DateSubject(sl)ides, (su)rveysPresenter
16.09.2004Course introduction. Giving the assignments
General introslHelger Lipmaa--
30.09.2004Recent advances in cryptanalysis of dedicated hash functionsMarkku-Juhani Saarinen
07.10.2004Cancelled (only 3 students!)
14.10.2004Cancelled (travelling)
21.10.2004Introduction to linear cryptanalysisslides (upd. 251004)Johan Wallén
28.10.2004Analysis of WEPViktor Gál
11.11.2004Linear cryptanalysis of stream ciphersslidesEmilia Käsper
18.11.2004Fast correlation attacksslidesLauri Tarkkala
COMP-128slidesBill Brumley
25.11.2004Algebraic Attacks and Stream CiphersslidesMikko Kiviharju

Some suggested topics: algebraic attacks, fast correlation attacks, state of the art in stream ciphers, security of Rijndael/AES, provable security, .... Please come with your own topics!

The choice of the topics is not final. If you have a topic yourself, please let me know.

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Latest update: 29 November 2004.