Course Information

The purpose of this class is to undertake individual or small-group projects in the area of cryptography and information security with the goal of giving the students a research experience. Projects can be either theoretical or implementation based. Students requirements are

I will spend some lecture time discussing possible projects, but you are also encouraged to come up with your own.

This class is for people who have a genuine interest in the material, a desire to do some hands-on work, and a desire to learn what kinds of opportunities are available for further studies, such as in graduate school. You get experience in doing projects and research. A good performance in this class can lead to a good letter of recommendation from the instructor for graduate school, and very good projects could result in publications.

Project information