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INSTRUCTOR: Sultan Almuhammadi OFFICE: 22-320
 

Summary: INSTRUCTOR: Sultan Almuhammadi
OFFICE: 22-320
PHONE: 860-1625
E-MAIL: sultanm@ccse.kfupm.edu.sa
COURSE SITE: http://www.ccse.kfupm.edu.sa/~sultanm/ics555 (see also webCT)
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Mathematical principles of cryptography and data security. A detailed study of conventional
and modern cryptosystems. Zero knowledge protocols. Information theory, Number theory,
complexity theory concepts and their applications to cryptography.
PREREQUISITES ICS 353 or any course in algorithms is very recommended.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
1. To introduce the students to basic number theory concepts and algorithms related to
cryptography.
2. To study variety of existing crypto-systems and develop problem-solving skills for
cryptographic problems.
EVALUATION
Coursework: 30 %
- attendance and class participation
- in-class and online discussion
- homework assignments

  

Source: Almuhammadi, Sultan - Department of Information and Computer Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences