CS/ECE/Math 435, Introduction to Cryptography - Spring 2012

Nigel Boston

Contact Information

3619 Engineering Hall, 303 Van Vleck

Telephone: 265-3817, 263-4753.

E-mail: boston@math.wisc.edu


Office Hours: Weds 10:45-12:15 (in 3619 EH) and Thurs 10:30-12:00 (in 303 VV); or by appointment.


Eric Bach's course notes can be picked up at Bob's Copy Shop.

Interesting Links

  • Famous Unsolved Codes and Ciphers
  • Comic courtesy of Bill Kay
  • Diaconis article
  • Stick figure guide to AES, courtesy of John Cabaj

    Course objectives

    Familiarity with the major algorithms of historical and modern cryptography as documented in open literature; knowledge of issues involved in choice of algorithm and key size; ability to analyze performance of various cryptographic and cryptanalytic algorithms

    Topics covered


    Grading Policy

    Homework Assignments