UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 597/697XX: ST - Introduction to Cryptography
Spring 2015

Description: A course on the theory and practice of cryptography. The main focus is on
how crypto algorithms and protocols work, and how they can be applied in the real world.

  • Mid-term Exam: March 10, 2015, 4-6pm, 2 hours.
    Material covered: Chapters 1-6.
    You may use during the exam your own lecture notes, graded homeworks and the course lecture notes only. No other materials including books, internet-connected devices or any software tools are allowed. Simple calculators are allowed.
  • Final Exam: Friday, May 1, 3:30-5:30pm, MRST 211.
    You may use during the exam your own lecture notes, graded homeworks and the course lecture notes only. No other materials including books, internet-connected devices or any software tools are allowed.
  • Homework Assignments:
  • OWL quizzes
    Select "University of Massachusetts at Amherst", "Electrical and Computer Engineering."
    If you registered late, access OWL through the link in Moodle.
    The deadlines below are tentative and subject to change.
  • Lecture notes (pdf format):
  • Instructor: Prof. Israel Koren, KEB 309E, Tel. 545-2643, Email: koren 'at' ecs.umass.edu
  • Prerequisites: Recommended: Courses in Discrete Mathematics and Finite Field Mathematics.
  • Recommended books:
  • Recommended reading:
  • Links:
  • Schedule: Mon.Wed. 2:30-3:45pm (in Marcus 116).
  • Office Hours: Mon.Wed. 4:00-5:00 or by appointment.
  • Course web page: All details regarding the course will be available at:
    http://euler.ecs.umass.edu/ece597.
  • Grading: