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 CSE 590YA - Winter 2002 - Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography
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Recent Announcements

  • Final project papers are due Tuesday, March 19th, at 6:00PM. Please email your papers to Josh and Brian, with the subject line "FINAL PROJECT".
  • Presentations will take place:
    • Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30PM, in UW, room EE 003 (same room as lectures)
    • Thursday, March 21st at 6:30PM, in Redmond, room 34/2615 Quinalt.

Course Info

Lectures: T 6:30 - 9:20 PM, EE1 Room 003

Josh Benaloh, Instructor
Brian LaMacchia, Instructor
Gideon Shavit, TA


The main textbook we will use is Handbook of Applied Cryptography, by Menezes, van Oorschot, and Vanstone (CRC Press, 1997). The book is available for free download in PDF or Postscript format, from Alfred Menezes's website.

Homework Assignments

Assignments will be posted every week before class, and will be due one week later, before class. No late submissions will be accepted, as the problems will be discussed during lecture.

The assignments are posted in Postscript format, and can be viewed with Ghostview (on Unix/Linux machines) or GSView (on Windows). These can be downloaded here.

Turn-in should be on paper (by hand), or electronicaly (by email or web-based). Accepted file formats for electronic turn-in are:

  • MS Office (Office 2000 or earlier please, until further notice), including Visio;
  • HTML;
  • Postscript/PDF (PDF preferred);
  • Plain text: this will often be a bit awkward as mathematical formulas are not easy to write in text.
  • Standard graphic formats - GIF/JPEG: If you have drawings or diagrams that you want to add to your text document, you can scan them and attach them to the message.
If you need to turn in more than 2 files, please archive them to ZIP format, and turn in the archive.

Assignment Hand-back Policy

In order to determine where each assignment should be returned to its rightful owner, the following rules will be used:
I hope this is not too confusing. If you have any questions, please ask.


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