Cryptography through the Ages [F-15-14]

Presenter:Christino Tamon
Location: Clarkson University: Science Center 334
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.0 hours
Dates: Mon 9:00 AM 09/14, Wed 09/16, Fri 09/18
Status: CLOSED

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Cryptography is the science of designing and breaking secret codes. This course describes the progress of cryptography through the ages. We move from the time of the Roman empire up to the modern day techniques of the digital revolution. Finally we speculate on the future by examining current ideas based on quantum physics. The course of their simple implementations using computer programs.

Christino Tamon has been teaching cryptography at Clarkson since 1997. His research interests include machine learning theory and quantum computation, both of which have strong connections with cryptography.

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NOTE: Recommended books: Simon Singh, The Code Book (Anchor, 1999); David Kahn, The Codebreakers, revised edition (Scribner, 1996); Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography, 2nd edition (John Wiley & Sons, 1986).

Cap: 20

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