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Cryptography 2 202-2-4891

Course Schedule

Day Time Room
Sunday 14:00-16:00Building 34, Room 7


Full name Web page E-mail Office Office hours
Amos Beimel amos.beimel at Building 37, Room 115 TBA


The goal of this course is to provide the scientific basis on the construct ion of cryptographic systems. The topics covered in this course are:
  1. One-way functions and pseudorandom generators.
  2. Encryption systems: definitions and constructions.
  3. Zero knowledge.
  4. Advanced topics in cryptography, e.g., secure multiparty computation.


  1. Oded Goldreich. Foundations of Cryptography - Volume 1 (Basic Tools). Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  2. Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell. Introduction to Modern Cryptography. Chapman & Hall/Crc Cryptography and Network Security Series, Second Edition, 2015.

Grading Policy

The grade is based on homework assignments. There will be about 4 homework assignments.

You may hand in the exercises either by yourself or by yourself. You may not hand in the assignments in groups larger than one. Cheating will not be tolerated. Cases of suspected cheating may result in the grade 0 on assignments and will be processed by the university disciplinary committee (see the section below on Academic Dishonesty).

Academic Dishonesty

Cheating in university courses is regarded as a serious offense. To avoid any possible misunderstanding please read the following carefully.

Academic dishonesty includes any act of obtaining, soliciting or making available to others, material related to homework assignments. If you commit any of the above then you are guilty of academic dishonesty. If your partner commits any of the above and you submit the assignment jointly then you are just as guilty of academic dishonesty. If you choose to work with a partner then you are both personally responsible for what you submit together. Claiming that you were not aware of the fact that your partner copied the assignment from somebody else will not absolve you of any responsibility.

To eliminate any doubts, we make no distinction between the two (or more) sides of the cheating. If we suspect that Bob and Alice have copied an exercise one from the other, we see no way they could have done this without cooperation. It is your own responsibility to make sure that nobody can copy your files. Be discreet.

We will not tolerate academic dishonesty in this course. If you are suspected of academic dishonesty then a complaint will be filed with the university disciplinary board (va'adat mishma'at) and a detailed report placed in your academic records. The minimal penalty for this type of offense is a grade of zero in the course. You might also be expelled from the university.

We keep records of submitted homework assignments and reserve the right to check for academic dishonesty anytime after you have submitted an assignment.

Please do not cheat!