Welcome to CS-355 Cryptography
Taught by Netiva Caftori
Office: CLS 3025; tel: 773 442-4718
Welcome to the art of Crypto!Check also our blackboard
|Week||CS-355 Contents: Tues. - Thur.|
|1||Jan. 9th-11th -- Introduction. -- Let's play a bit|
|2||1/16/07-1/18/07 Chapter 1 -- Information theory|
|3||1/23-1/25 Quiz 1 on ch. 1. -- Chapter 5 -- Cryptographic philosophy -- Viginere polyalphabetic code|
|4||Jan. 30th-Feb. 1 Assig 1 due. ~ Ch 6. Review of math. ~ Review also for Quiz 2 on Chap. 5.|
|5||2/6-2/8 Teams work outside class|
|6||2/13-2/15 Quiz 2 on ch. 5.|
|7||2/20-2/22 Chap. 7 -- Symmetrical key cryptography.|
|8||2/27-March 1st Team midterm project presentations.|
|9||March 6th-3/8 Midterm team presentations. Guest presentation.|
|10||3/13-3/15 Review chap. 7. -- Quiz 3 on Chap. 7. --|
|11||3/20-3/22 ~~~SPRING BREAK~~~ Catch up on your readings.|
|12||3/27-3/29 March 30th: Last day to drop class. -- Public key infrastructure -- Chapter 8.|
|13||April 3rd-4/5/07 Review ch. 8 Quiz 4 on ch. 8.|
|14||4/10-4/12 Maybe chap. 11. Individual student presentations.|
|15||4/17-4/19 Individual student Presentations.|
There will be 8 or 9 assignments. Will drop off lowest grade.
There will be about 4 quizzes, a team midterm presentation, an individual presentation and/or a final exam.
Participation in class discussions is crucia and will count for 10%.
The team presentation will center around chapters of the book. Choose
(1-4, or 9-11) and a team. Divide the chapter pages among you. Work on a
presentation to the class.
The individual presentation can be on a similar topic from additional readings you would find on the net or in the library. Turn in a 3-5 page paper with it.
Presentations should be limited to 5 minutes a person (hard to do). So rehearse among you so the material flows naturally out of you without a need to look at your notes. You may like to use a PowerPoint presentation which facilitates the flow of information.
If you do not want to present, think of a good alternative, like introducing a puzzle to the class. Good luck!
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