263-4651-00L  Current Topics in Cryptography

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersD. Hofheinz, U. Maurer, K. Paterson
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 24.

The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the seminar, will officially fail the seminar.


263-4651-00 SCurrent Topics in Cryptography2 hrs
Thu16:15-18:00CAB G 56 »
12.03.16:15-18:00LFV E 41 »
D. Hofheinz, U. Maurer, K. Paterson

Catalogue data

AbstractIn this seminar course, students present and discuss a variety of recent research papers in Cryptography.
ObjectiveIndependent study of scientific literature and assessment of its contributions as well as learning and practicing presentation techniques.
ContentThe course lecturers will provide a list of papers from which students will select.
LiteratureThe reading list will be published on the course website.
Prerequisites / NoticeIdeally, students will have taken the D-INFK Bachelors course “Information Security" or an equivalent course at Bachelors level. Ideally, they will have attended or will attend in parallel the Masters course in "Applied Cryptography”.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersK. Paterson, D. Hofheinz, U. Maurer
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationStudents will be graded on the quality of their presentation, the demonstration of understanding of the paper and its context, and on class participation.

Learning materials

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Places24 at the most
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2020

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