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ECE 746: Advanced Applied Cryptography

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Discusses complex cryptographic algorithms and their implementations in software and hardware. Provides mathematical background necessary to understand, implement, and break modern cryptoalgorithms. Covers implementations of cryptosystems using smart cards, network processors, and other platforms. Discusses side channel attacks against implementations of cryptography, including timing attacks, power analysis, fault analysis, cache attacks, etc. Introduces advanced topics, such as random and pseudorandom number generators, secret sharing, zero-knowledge, and quantum cryptography. Requires a semester-long project devoted to implementation of selected algorithms or protocols in software or hardware, and/or comparative analysis of various algorithms, protocols, or implementations.

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Credits: 3

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