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INSE 6110: Foundations of Cryptography (Fall 2013)
Wednesdays, 17:45–8:15, SGW H-531

Course Outline

The offical course outline is available here.

Topics studied are drawn from those in the course description and course text. Topics and corresponding textbook chapters will be posted here as the term progresses, adjusted and updated on an ongoing basis.


We will use the following freely available textbooks (hardcopies can be be ordered). Exams and assignments will be based on what is presented during the lectures, with the textbooks providing additional detail and formalization:

The exact sections covered will be provided as the course progresses.

Assignments and Exams

Assignements are due by the end of class on the due date. They can be handed in during class, emailed to anytime before the deadline, or slipped under my office door anytime before the deadline. See the assignment itself for the late policy.


Students are responsible for attending the lectures and taking notes. No lecture notes will be provide outside of what is taught in class. For further background and reference, see the supplimentary materials provided for each lecture.