About the course
The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the areas of cryptography and cryptanalysis. This course develops a basic understanding of the algorithms used to protect users online and to understand some of the design choices behind these algorithms. Our aim is to develop a workable knowledge of the mathematics used in cryptology in this course. The course emphasizes to give a basic understanding of previous attacks on cryptosystems with the aim of preventing future attacks. A wide variety of basic cryptographic primitives will be discussed along with recent developments in some advanced topics like identity-based encryption, attribute-based encryption, functional encryption, two-party/multi-party computation, bitcoin and crypto-currency and postquantum cryptography. The cryptanalysis part will help us understanding challenges for cybersecurity that includes network security, data security, mobile security, cloud security and endpoint security.
Sourav Mukhopadhyay is an Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics at Indian
Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has completed his B.Sc (Honours in
Mathematics) in1997 from University of Calcutta, India. He has done M.Stat (in
statistics) and M.Tech (in computer science) from Indian Statistical Institute,
India, in 1999 and 2001 respectively. He worked with Cryptology Research Group
at Indian Statistical Institute as a PhD student and received his Ph.D. degree
in Computer Science from there in 2007. He was a Research Assistant at the
Computer Science department of School of Computing, National University of
Singapore (NUS). He visited Inria Rocquencourt, project CODES, France and
worked as a post-doctoral research fellows at the School of Computer
Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was a
post-doctoral research fellows and a part time Lecturer with School of
Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland.
|Dear Sir & His team!!!
First of all I thank Dr. Sourav Mukhopadhay for delivering a very good course and I would like to thank all the TA's for the efforts they put in for clarifying all our queries in the forum.
With warm Regards,