A. I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Coding Theory and Cryptography

Course nameCoding Theory and Cryptography CodeCS2105O1
Class Undergraduate, 2010 - 2013 Package 1
Level Licenţă Year 2 Semester 1 Status Optional
Hours per weekTotal hours per semesterTotal hours of individual workCreditsEvaluation typeTeaching language
2 0 2 0 56 94 5 E ro
Taught byAcademic and scientific title, name
Required courses
ObjectivesThe course is designed to introduce coding theory and cryptography to students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering.
General thematicsThe course is devided into two parts. The first part, coding theory, deals with variable length codes with application to data compression, and block codes with application to data communication over a noisy channel. The second part, cryptography, introduces several major themes predominate in the field: perfect secret, symmetric-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, hash functions, digital signatures, authentication, secret sharing, application to computer security (Kerberos, PGP, IP-security, electronic commerce etc.).
Seminary / Laboratory thematicsSeminars and laborators are grouped around the chapter currently discused in the course. They are aimed to illustrate the topics of the chapter mainly by practical applications.
Teaching methodsOn-line and blackboard presentation.
  • E. Kranakis. Primality and Cryptography, John Wiley & Sons, 1987.
  • A.J. Menezes, P.C. van Oorschot, S.A. Vanstone. Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, third printing, 1997.
  • V.S. Pless, W.C. Huffman. Handbook of Coding Theory, Elsevier, 1998.
  • D. Salomon. Data Compression. The Complete Reference, Springer Verlag, 1998.
  • F.L. Tiplea. Introduction to Coding Theory (in preparation).
  • F.L. Tiplea. Introduction to Cryptography (in preparation).
modes6 homeworks and a final exam
formula60% from the homeworks and 40% from the final exam

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