INSTITUTE OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Integrated PhD in Cryptography

  • Compulsory Courses

    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    Structure of Finite Fields, Polynomials over Finite Fields, Factorization of Polynomials, Construction of Irreducible Polynomials, Normal and Optimal Normal Basis.

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    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    Idea of Public Key Cryptography, Computational Complexity and Number-theoretical algorithms. The Merkle-Hellman Knapsack System, Attacks on Knapsack Cryptosystems, Attacks to RSA; Primality and Factoring, Algorithms.

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    Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0

    Block Cipher Systems: Building Blocks and Design Criteria. Modes of Operation: ECB, CBC, CFB, OFB, PCBC. Boolean Functions, Correlations and Walsh Transforms. Cryptographic Criteria: Propagation Characteristics, Nonlinearity, Resiliency and Generalization to S-Boxes. Differential and Linear Cryptanalysis, Algebraic Attacks. Descriptions of DES, SAFER, IDEA and AES Semi-Finalist Algorithms: Rijndael, Mars, Serpent, Twofish and RC6. Statistical Evaluation and Performance Comparison of AES Semi-Finalist Algorithms.

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    Credit: 0(0-2); ECTS: 10.0

    This course is designed to provide students with a chance to prepare and present a professional seminar on subjects of their own choice.

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    Credit: 0(0-0); ECTS: 130.0

    Program of research leading to Ph.D. degree arranged between the student and a faculty member. Students register to this course in all semesters starting from the beginning of their second semester while the research program or write up of thesis is in progress.

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    Credit: 0(0-2); ECTS: 10.0

    This course is designed to provide students with a chance to prepare and present a professional seminar on subjects of their own choice. Students can work independently in issues that require expertise; they can share and make presentations of their research both verbally and in written form.

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    11 Elective Courses (Total 42 credits)

See IAM Catalogue for possible elective courses.

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