6.889 Advanced Topics in the Theory of Cryptography

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Graduate
Units: 3-0-9
Prerequisite: 6.875J or permission of instructor
Schedule: TR1-2:30, room 1-190
Instructor:   Prof. Shafi Goldwasser along with Adam Sealfon, Justin Holmgren, Aloni Cohen, and Sunoo Park
 
Description
this subject qualifies as an Advanced Topics in Theoretical Computer Science concentration subject.
 
This course will cover a variety of topics in cryptography that are often not included in an introductory course. Topics will include multi-party computation, delegation of computation, homomorphic encryption, functional encryption, and obfuscation, in addition to a number of topics in the foundations of cryptography. Though in some respects a sequel to 6.875, this course will be self contained and should be accessible to a student with a background in theoretical computer science or sufficient mathematical maturity.