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Summer 2009

  • Monday, 1300-1430 sharp, b-it bitmax
  • Thursday, 1300-1430 sharp, b-it bitmax
  • Tutorial: Monday, 1445-1615 sharp, b-it bitmax
First meeting: Thursday, 16 April 2009.

Heads & Tails (4+2 SWS, 8 credits. Optionally, 3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Prof. Joachim von zur Gathen
Tutorial: Daniel Loebenberger
Randomness has become an important tool in the design of efficient algorithms. But what is a random bit? 0? 1? The necessary quality of randomness depends on the application: In cryptography such bits have to satisfy more requirements than when they are used for Monte-Carlo simulations in particle physics (from where their computational use originated). Cryptographic protocols require random ...
  • Tuesday, 1330-1500, b-it bitmax
  • Wednesday, 1330-1500, b-it bitmax
  • Tutorial : Tuesday, 1515-1645, b-it bitmax

Cryptographic passports & biometrics (4+2 SWS, 8 credits. Optionally, 3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Michael Nüsken
Tutorial: Konstantin Ziegler
Passports shall carry more and more sensitive information in a easily accessible way in the future. This information may, apart from name, origin and the like, contain fingerprints or retina scans. And it is stored in electronic form, and it can be accessed by wireless transmissions. This raises a lot of new problems:
  • Monday, 1630-1800 , b-it 2.1
    First meeting (organizational): Monday, 20 April 2009

    Announcement: On 22 June, the seminar takes place in the b-it cafeteria.

Seminar Secure Internet Protocols (2 SWS, 4 credits )

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen, Konstantin Ziegler

This seminar discusses various topics from applied and theoretical computer security. Possible areas cover security on the internet, electronic elections, encryption standards, stream ciphers, and hash functions. If you are particularly interested in a certain subject you are invited to propose it.
  • Thursday 1000 - 1200, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Thursday, 16 April 2009, 1000, b-it 1.25.
We plan to learn more about either The decision is taken: We deal with Algorithmic Number Theory As a starting point we read Chapter 1 and 2 of Cohen, A course in computational algebraic number theroy.
  • Thursday 1500-1715, b-it 1.25.
Organizational meeting: Thursday 16 April 2009 at 1500 , b-it 1.25.

Oberseminar Computer Security, Summer 2009

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
The seminar discusses subjects of current interest in computer security. Some of the lectures will be given by invited guests.
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