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Teaching Winter 2007/2008

Lecture 1: Mo 1615-1745, Cosec meeting room (1.25).
Lecture 2: Tu 1200-1245, Cosec meeting room (1.25).
Tutorial : Mo 1430-1600, Cosec meeting room (1.25).
First meeting: We 31.10.2007.

Cryptography (3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Prof. Joachim von zur Gathen
Tutorial: Jérémie Detrey
Cryptography deals with methods for secure data transfer. In earlier times this was the domain of military and intelligence agencies, but today modern cryptography has grown into a key technology, enabling e-commerce and secure internet communications. Its many applications range from credit and debit cards, mobile phones, tv decoders, and electronic money to unforgeable electronic signatures ...
Lecture: Wednesday 1130-1300, b-it Marschallsaal.
Tutorial: Monday 1800-1930, b-it 2.1 (or Caféte).
First meeting: Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 1130.
First tutorial: Monday, 5 November 2007, 1800.

Electronic Elections (2+2 SWS, 4 credits)

Michael Nüsken
Tutorial: Michael Nüsken
Decision finding processes in most democratic societies are guided by the election of representatives. Some smaller states also conduct voting for particular decisions. Apart from political elections, a lot of other voting processes are in use to determine leaderships, opinions, ... Nowadays we require democratic elections to be free and fair. This implies several features, like anonymity and ...
Wednesday, 1530-1700, b-it Rheinsaal.
First meeting: We 31.10.2007

Seminar Notions of Security ()

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
Every few years, computer security has to include a new discipline. In fact, new technologies and new applications give birth to new threats and force us to invent new protection mechanisms or improve on the existing ones.
In the last decade, the focus of many researchers in security was to gain more confidence on their systems by defining the so-called security notions. They clearly state ...
Monday, 1615-1745, b-it Marschallsaal.
First meeting: Monday, 22 October 2007, 1600

Seminar Malware ()

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
The seminar discusses various types of malware (MALicious softWARE). There will be talks on the early history up to detailed talks on the functionality of certain types of malware. In particular we will discuss the construction of viruses, worms, rootkits etc.
If you are particularly interested in a certain subject you are invited to propose it to me. If no subject is chosen by yourself some ...
Thursday, 1000-1200, b-it 2.1.
Organizational meeting: 25 October, 1015,
b-it 1.25 (cosec meeting room).

Seminar Advanced Topics in Cryptography ()

Michael Nüsken
Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
This semester's seminar focusses on elliptic curves.
Th 15:00-17:15, b-it 1.25 (cosec meeting room).
Organizational meeting: Th 08.11.2007, b-it 1.25 (cosec meeting room).

Oberseminar Computer Security, Winter 2007/08

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
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