Imperial College London

ProfessorMichaelHuth

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Head of the Department of Computing
 
 
 
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Contact

 

m.huth Website

 
 
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Location

 

Huxley 422Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Cryptography Engineering - COMP97014

Aims

In this module you will learn how cryptographic techniques can be used to design and implement secure communicating systems for a variety of different needs and applications, and to do so by considering all aspects from theory to more practical issues.

You will see how the various key concepts are used to support advanced secure communication systems or protocols, secret sharing schemes, commitment schemes, oblivious transfer, zero-knowledge proofs, and secure multi-party computation.

An important theme is the formal definition of security and you will also get to understand which cryptographic schemes have proven security and which ones rely on other assumptions such as those rooted in reductions to hard problems.

Current topical problems in cryptography will be used as exemplars and these may change from year to year.

Role

Course Leader

Cryptography Engineering - COMP97015

Aims

In this module you will learn how cryptographic techniques can be used to design and implement secure communicating systems for a variety of different needs and applications, and to do so by considering all aspects from theory to more practical issues.

You will see how the various key concepts are used to support advanced secure communication systems or protocols, secret sharing schemes, commitment schemes, oblivious transfer, zero-knowledge proofs, and secure multi-party computation.

An important theme is the formal definition of security and you will also get to understand which cryptographic schemes have proven security and which ones rely on other assumptions such as those rooted in reductions to hard problems.

Current topical problems in cryptography will be used as exemplars and these may change from year to year.

Role

Course Leader