Cryptography Final Results (23/02/2009): See here the Final grades and the collection Cryptography at Large.
Symposium Lecture Notes (17/03/2009): You can view the preliminary version of the collection Cryptography at Large. Chapters sent in later this week will be added.
Extended examination (16/03/2009):
There is a second chance written exan this Thursday, March 19,
from 13.00 hours in BBL420.
The partial tests ONE and TWO will be second-chanced separately,
so decide beforehand (based on
which of the two partial tests you want to re-take.
In the morning of the same day there will be additional presentations. The presentations will start March 19 at 10 o'clock in BBL509. There will be about five presentations.
The second chance papers are also due this week. I prefer to have them Thursday, but if you can't make that, Friday March 20 is OK too.
Grading is completed (20/02/2009): All assignments made during the term were graded; see here your result. Five candidates can still complete the course by giving their presentation (on March 19 in the morning) and/or handing in their written assignment (on March 20). The second chance written exam of March 19 can be used to improve your grade; especially for grades 5 and lower this is neccesary to pass the course. (Because the lowest passing grade is 6.)
Grading the papers (13/02/2009): Four candidates have handed in their paper by the deadline of 30 january and these have been graded; see here your result. The other papers will be graded as soon as possible!
Extended examination (13/02/2009): The second chance written exam for Cryptography is on March 19, from 13.00 to 15.00. I propose to have the five presentations (Steven, Anieke, Geerten, Eleni, Sanne) in the morning of that day: that is, on Thursday March 19, from 10.00 to 12.30.
Completing the Cryptography course (30/01/2009):
Yesterday's symposium was
the last official meeting of the course Cryptography.
The last course obligation is to hand in the papers
(LaTeX source with Bib file plus jpg pictures,
sent to me by email).
You are supposed to do so by this weekend
(some of you have agreed a different deadline with me).
Some of the students have not passed yet; at least we will see an additional presentation session (a mini-mini-symposium). Depending on the grading of the papers, there will be an additional written test, most likely in the first half of March.
Presentations were graded (30/01/2009): The grading results are updated with the grades of the presentations that were given yesterday; see here your result. Two candidates are still in the danger zone, but a good paper may help a lot. Steven, Anieke, Geerten, Eleni, and Sanne can present their project at a later time, and still complete the course.
Exams were graded (28/01/2009): The test of January 27 was graded and please see here your result. You can see how many of the four obligations were graded so far (2) and how many you participated in. If you want to see your work, this is possible, but please look at the standard answers first. (Here is the exam again.)
Symposium Cryptography at Large (21/01/2009): There is a tentative programme for the symposium Cryptography at Large on January 29. If you think that information concerning your talk is incorrect, or if your talk should be cancelled from the programme, please let me know.
Change in schedule for test week (23/12/2008): The second test will be in the test week on Tuesday morning, that is, January 27, from 10 tot 12 o'clock, in BBL503. On Thursday afternoon we will organise a mini-symposium with all the student presentations.
Results of Test (19/12/2008): The test of December 18 was graded and please see here your result. You can see how many of the four obligations were graded so far (just 1 actually) and how many you participated in. If you want to see your work, this is possible, but please look at the standard answers first. (Here is the exam again.)
Test of December 18 (17/12/2008): The mid term test of Thursday, December 18, is taken during the normal class hours, that is, from 13.15 to 15.00 hours. The location is Ruppert 116 (close to the usual class location).
Visualisation with CrypTool (03/12/2008): To get a better understanding of what goes on in various popular encryption algoritms, you can download the CrypTool demo and play with it.
|Gerard operates Enigma|
Start of the course (10/10/2008):
Because of absense of the teacher,
the Cryptography classes do not start
in the first week of term 2.
Instead, the first class will be on Tuesday, November 25.
Bring your TI83 calculator! In the first class, we shall run a cryptography demonstration based on a program written for hand calculators of type Texas Instruments TI83 or TI84. Don't spend any money for it, but if you happen to have a TI83/84, please bring it to class.
Course reading and literature (10/10/2008): The principal course material is the book Cryptografie: Beveiliging van de Digitale Maatschappij, available here as full dowload and also obtainable from the student service desk. As the book is only available in Dutch, alternative reading material will be provided (from open internet sources) in English and Slovak.
General information (15/10/2007): Cryptography is all about the logical protection of data. This includes confidentiality of data sent over an open channel, access control, electronic money and banking, and e-voting, subjects that are all covered in this course.
The Cryptography course is part of the MSc Programme Applied Computing Science, but is also open to students in other programmes. The size of the course is 7.5 ects. The teacher of the course (starting November 2008) is dr Gerard Tel.
Interested in old news? (10/10/2008): You can still acces the Crypto news of last year.