Course Name: Foundations of Cryptography

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The course provides the basic paradigm and principles of modern cryptography. The focus of this course will be on definitions and constructions of various cryptographic objects. We will try to understand what security properties are desirable in such objects, how to formally define these properties, and how to design objects that satisfy the definitions. The aim is that at the end of this course, the students are able to understand a significant portion of current cryptography research papers and standards.

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Prof. Ashish Choudhury

Dr. Ashish Choudhury is currently an Assistant Professor at IIIT Bangalore. He did his MS and PhD in Computer science from IIT Madras, followed by postdoc at ISI Kolkata and University of Bristol. His research work is focused on the foundation of cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. His current projects aim to design efficient protocols in the asynchronous network model which can be realized in practice. In general he is interested in secure distributed computing and all areas of theoretical computer science.
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 Course Duration : Jan-Apr 2020

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 Enrollment : 18-Nov-2019 to 03-Feb-2020

 Exam registration : 16-Dec-2019 to 20-Mar-2020

 Exam Date : 25-Apr-2020




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