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Summer 2013

Note that the courses require knowledge in Cryptography, see our programme. This is for example provided by the course Cryptography in the past winter.

  • Monday,  1300-1430, b-it 1.25.
  • Thursday, 1300-1430, b-it 1.25.
  • Tutorial: Monday, 1445-1615, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Thursday, 11 April 2013.

The art of cryptography: lattices and cryptography
(4+2 SWS, 8 credits. Optionally, 3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen
Tutorial: Dr. Daniel Loebenberger
Lattices are of great importance in the design and the analysis of cryptographic algorithms. The most important algorithm is the so called lattice basis reduction, which was invented by Lenstra, Lenstra and Lovasz in 1982 and revolutionized computational aspects of "the geometry of numbers", leading to breakthroughs in fields like computer algebra, cryptography and algorithmic number theory.
  • Tuesday, 1330-1500, b-it bitmax.
  • Wednesday, 1330-1500, b-it bitmax.
  • Tutorial: Tuesday, 1515-1645, b-it bitmax.
First meeting: Tuesday, 09 April 2013.

Esecurity: secure internet & e-voting (4+2 SWS, 8 credits. Optionally, 3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Michael Nüsken
Tutorial: Michael Nüsken
This course is about various aspects of security in the internet. In the first part we deal with secure connections, whereas the second part considers electronic voting schemes involving further tasks.
  • Wednesday, 1630-1830, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Thursday, 11 April 2013, 1000.

Seminar Advanced Topics in Crytography (2 SWS, 4 ECTS credits. )

Michael Nüsken
The topic is not yet determined.  Previous instantiations dealt with fuzzy coding theory, Zero-Knowledge, PCP, ellitpic curve theory, analytical number theory, ...  In any case the topic will try to dig deeper than what you expect in a standard course or seminar. Options The chosen topic is
  • Monday, 1700, b-it 2.1
First meeting: Monday, 15 April 2013, 1700, b-it 2.1

Lab Cryptography (P5, 10 ECTS credits or 4 SWS, 9 Credit Points (CP) )

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen

  • Thursday, 1500-1715, b-it 1.25

Oberseminar Computer Security, Summer 2013

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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