Math 673: Information, Secrecy, and Authentication I
(Spring 2019, Sec. 600)
Math 673: Information, Secrecy, and Authentication I (Sec. 600)
Instructor: Prof. J. Maurice Rojas
Office Hours:W 1:15-3:15PM, and by appointment, in Blocker 620C
HANDOUTS, HOMEWORK, AND OTHER
[HPS14] Jeffrey Hoffstein, Jill Pipher, and Joseph H. Silverman; An
Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag New York,
[KL14] Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell; Introduction to Modern
Cryptography, 2nd ed., CRC Press, 2014.
- ...and additional hand-outs to be distributed at
Detailed Course Information
- Graduate status (in the College of Science or College of
Engineering), or approval of the instructor.
Grading Policy: Participation
(20%) + Bi-Weekly Homeworks (80%). If you are inclined to do a
little research on recent advances in cryptology then you can
substitute a final presentation (details to be finalized later)
for 2 homeworks.
Syllabus (subject to change)
Note: I encourage collaboration on homework (provided
you cite your colleagues and give appropriate credit) but
please remember that you must write your final write-up on your own.
- Make-Up Work:
- Make-ups for homeworks will ONLY
be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University
Regulations). Whenever possible, you must inform me prior to missing an
exam. Consistent with University Student Rules, you are required to notify me
by the end of the second working day after an absence. Otherwise, you forfeit
your rights to a make-up.
- If you are late to class or miss lecture, you are solely
responsible for finding out what material you missed, and learning it.
To find out what material you missed, contact other students in the class.
- An Aggie does not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those
The Aggie Code of Honor is an effort to unify the aims of all Texas
A&M students toward a high code of ethics and personal dignity. For
most, living under this code will be no problem, as it asks nothing of
a person that is unreasonable. It only calls for honesty and integrity,
characteristics that Aggies have always exemplied. The Aggie Code
of Honor functions as a symbol to all Aggies, promoting understanding
and loyalty to truth and confidence in each other. The
Aggie Honor Code, and the handling of its violations, are discussed
at the web site http://www.tamu.edu/aggiehonor . I'm a nice guy but expect to get the book thrown at you,
forcefully, if you cheat.
- Every effort will be made to accomodate your specific needs ---
just discuss the matter with me at the beginning of the semester.
Please contact the Office of Services for Students with
Disabilities (845-1637) if you need any additional assistance.
- Please see http://www.math.tamu.edu/~rojas/hqf673.html
for further details on homeworks, handouts, projects, and other
- Copyright Information: Please note
that all written and web materials for this course have an implied
copyright. In particular, you can xerox (or download) ONE copy for your
own use, but you may not reproduce them for others. SELLING THIS
MATERIAL IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN, VIOLATES COPYRIGHT LAWS, AND
WILL BE VIGOUROUSLY PROSECUTED.