Lecture: 3 hours
Discussion: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Course ECS 222A
Grading: Letter; one exam (30%), one presentation of recent technical paper (30%), project (40%)
Cryptographic primitives and protocols of importance to e-commerce present and future, including: content distribution mechanisms, payment mechanisms, pricing mechanisms, anonymity and privacy mechanisms, fair exchange mechanisms. Offered in alternate years.
The goals of this course are to introduce the students to new cryptographic ideas that may influence future e-commerce scenarios, and to survey some active areas of cryptographic research.
Expanded Course Description:
Selected papers from the recent literature.
Students design and analyze new protocols or primitives, or new e-commerce applications of existing protocols and primitives. Alternatively, they can prototype proposed applications to assess their viability.
Possible use for project.
Instructor: M. Franklin
Prepared by: M. Franklin (January 2002)
Comparison of this course with other existing courses does not indicate any overlap.