Advanced Topics in Cryptography OpenCourseWare: Free Graduate Level Advanced Cryptography Course by MIT

Published Feb 02, 2009

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'Advanced Topics in Cryptography' is a free graduate-level OpenCourseWare offered by MIT. It is intended for students who are serious about cryptography and have prior experience and education in the field. The course focuses on advanced topics, including zero knowledge proofs. Students who have an interest in digital security and cryptography in general should consider taking this free course.

Advanced Topics in Cryptography: Course Specifics

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Advanced Topics in Cryptography: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare is an advanced course in cryptography that focuses on a variety of topics, including interactive proofs, zero knowledge proofs, security protocols, secure computing techniques and cipher-text and cleartext security. The course is lecture-based and features a list of recommend readings to augment the lecture notes. Lecture topics include ZK proofs, protocol control techniques, 'lunchtime attacks' and NIZK situations and many other advanced cryptography techniques and applications. The TEX language, a typesetting programming language, is used in writing cipher codes and is described in detail in the course resources. Enhanced GMR notation used for handling more complex probabilistic experiments is also detailed in the course resources. To be successful, a student must a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cryptography.

Downloadable lecture notes are available online, as are the previously mentioned study materials. To download course materials, or to learn more, visit the advanced topics in cryptography course page.