**Courses**

* Fall 2018 *

** - Numerical methods (50:198:481, 56:198:581) **

Computational techniques for solving scientific problems: Precision, IEEE
floating point representation, interpolation, root finding, numerical
integration, numerical differentiation, approximation of functions, functions
minimization, numerical linear algebra, numerical solutions of ordinary
differential equations. Prerequisites: 50:198:113 and 50:640:122.

Required textbook: R.L. Burden, J.D. Faires,
*Numerical analysis* (any edition from the 4th onward).

** - Cryptography and computer security (50:198:475, 56:198:575)
**

Secret-key cryptography, one-way function, cryptographic hash functions;
public-key cryptography, key agreement, digital signatures; secret
sharing; message and user authentication; key management; attacks;
practical applications to computer and communications security.
Prerequisites: 50:198:113; and 50:640:237 or 50:198:171.

Required textbooks:

A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot and S. Vanstone,
* Handbook of applied cryptography*,
CRC Press (1996) (see http://cacr.uwaterloo.ca/hac/ ).

N. Ferguson, B. Schneier, and T. Kohno,
*Cryptography engineering*, Wiley (2010).

[Reference page on C, Unix, Python, etc.: Ref. page.]

* Research *

The *Graphical Passwords Project*
in cooperation with D. Hong, N. Memon, S. Man, and S. Wiedenbeck:
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