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IMT6081 - Modern Cryptology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Project work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 1/2
Oral examination 1/2

Course content

Introduction - elements of information theory, general cipher system theory

 Contemporary theory of randomness - randomness and indistinguishability

 Elements of modern symmetric ciphers theory - Galois fields, primitive polynomials, Boolean functions theory, block ciphers theory, hash functions theory

 Public key cryptography - RSA theory, digital signatures

Learning outcome

Knowledge
-The candidate possesses knowledge at the most advanced frontier in the field of cryptology. The candidate has mastered academic theory and scientific methods in cryptology.
-The candidate is capable of considering suitability and use of different methods and processes in research in the field of cryptology.
-The candidate is capable of contributing to development of new knowledge, theories, methods, interpretations and forms of documentation in cryptology.

Skills
-The candidate is capable of formulating problems, planning and completing research projects in cryptology.
-The candidate is capable of doing research and development at a high international level.
-The candidate is capable of handling complex academic tasks. The candidate can challenge established knowledge and practice in cryptology.

General competence
-The candidate is capable of identifying relevant - and possibly new - ethical problems and exercising research in cryptology with academic integrity.
-The candidate is capable of managing complex interdisciplinary tasks and projects.
-The candidate is capable of disseminating the results of research and development in cryptology through approved national and international publication channels.
-The candidate is capable of taking part in debates in international forums within the field of cryptology.
-The candidate is capable of considering the need for, taking initiative to and engaging in innovation in the field of cryptology.

Learning methods and activities

-Lectures
-Project work
-Tasks

Compulsory requirements: None

The course is taught on the individual basis - reading the literature and consulting the teacher.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: The whole course must be repeated.

Forms of assessment:
-Oral exam
-Project evaluation of one project
-Both parts must be passed.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science (PHD-CS)
Information Security (PHD-IS)
Information Security and Communication (PHISCT)

Course materials


 Books:

 1. Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory, 2. edition, Trappe W., Washington L., Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0131981994.
 2. Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Menezes A., http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac 3. Introduction to modern cryptography, Katz J., Lindell Y., Chapman&Hall/CRC, 2008, ISBN: 1-58488-551-3Various papers (available on-line)

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Project work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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