Class Time/Place: Tues and Thur 3:00-4:15 PM in LWSN 1106 Instructor: Mikhail Atallah (firstname.lastname@example.org) LWSN 2116D, Phone 494-6017 Office Hours: Tues 2:00-3:00 and Thu 4:15-5:00, or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Ziqing Mao (email@example.com) Office Hours: Mon 4:00-5:00, Wed 11:20-12:00, Fri 9:50-10:30 Room: LWSN 2161-B Required Text: Applied cryptography : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C (Second Edition), Bruce Schneier, Wiley. Other useful references (not required): Cryptography: Theory and Practice, (Third Edition) D.R. Stinson, CRC Press Cryptography and Network Security, Principles and Practice (Third Edition) W. Stallings Prentice Hall Course Work: 5 - 6 homeworks 20% (Homeworks are turned in at the beginning of the class when they are due - the solution is usually posted on the web one day after the homework is due.) Project 15% Midterm 30% (To be announced) Final 35% (Comprehensive) All exams are closed book, closed notes. Homework and Exam policy: Homeworks are due in hard copy (not by email), at the beginning of the lecture. Late homeworks will not be accepted. Missing an exam implies a grade of zero in that exam, unless there is a properly documented reason (e.g., medical with documentation). Examples of non-valid reasons include oversleeping, forgetting, discretionary travel (travel whose timing is under your control, such as an interview trip), and a host of others. Such policy precedents are difficult for an instructor to deviate from without running the risk of being accused of "treating people unequally" ...etc, so I hope none of you will put me in that situation.