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This course provides the mathematical fundamentals of cryptography and coding theory and illustrates them with numerous practical examples.
Prerequisites
No particular prerequisites are required, but fundamental interest in practical applications of mathematics!
Learning Objectives
This course provides advanced methods of applied algebra and number theory and concentrates on their practical applications in cryptography and coding theory.
Contents of Module
 Algebra: algebraic structures (proups, fields), modular arithmetic, Chinesise remainder theorem, constuction and fundamental properties of finite fields (Galois fields GF (pm)), applications to cryptography and coding theory
 Algorithms in number theory (primality tests, integer factorization methods, elliptic curves), applications to cryptography and coding theory
 Use of a development environment (Java, C, C++)
Week 
Contents (Order and weighting may be adapted) 
1 
Algebraic basics: 
2 

3 
Asymmetric (public key) cryptography: 
4 

5 
Algebraic basics: polynomials and finite fields 
6 
Symmetric (secret key) cryptography: 
7 
Symmetric (secret key) cryptography: Hash functions, Data Encryption Standard (DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), modes of operation, authenticated encryption 
8 
Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH), digital signatures 
9 

10 
Onetime pad (OTP), Quantum Cryptography 
11 
Errorcorrecting codes: 
12 

13 

14 
Teaching and Learning Methods
 Lectures with practical application examples
 Exercices with solutions allowing knowledge application and deepening
Literature
 Buchmann, Johannes: Introduction to Cryptography, 2nd. ed., Springer Verlag, 2004, ISBN: 9780387211565
 Stinson, Douglas: Cryptography: Theory and Practice, 3rd ed., Chapman & Hall, 2005, ISBN: 9781584885085
 ZĂ©mor, Gilles: Cours de cryptographie, Cassini, 2000, ISBN: 2842250206
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