All lecture notes can be found at intensecrypto.org.

Note that you will need to read the lecture notes for each lecture before it is given.

Final projects for Fall 2018 are now available online - thanks to everyone for all their work!

Tentative schedule

Lecture Day Date Lecture Slides
1 Tuesday Jan 23 introduction powerpoint
2 Thursday Jan 25 Computational security -
3 Tuesday Jan 30 Pseudorandom generators -
4 Thursday Feb 1 Pseudorandom (aka key derivation) functions -
5 Tuesday Feb 6 Pseudorandom functions from pseudorandom generators, block ciphers -
6 Thursday Feb 8 Chosen ciphertext security -
7 Tuesday Feb 13 Hash functions, random oracles, proofs of work, cryptocurrencies -
8 Thursday Feb 15 More hash functions: Entropy extraction, protecting passwords, slow hashes, merkle trees -
9 Tuesday Feb 20 Public key cryptography, the obfuscation paradigm, Diffie Hellman and DSA -
10 Thursday Feb 22 Concrete candidates: RSA -
11 Tuesday Feb 27 Lattice based crypto -
12 Thursday March 1 Secure communication and the “handhsake”, SSL/TLS and friends -
13 Tuesday March 6 Fully homomorphic encryption 1 -
14 Thursday March 8 Fully homomorphic encryption 2 -
- Harvard Spring Break - - -
15 Tuesday March 20 Zero Knowledge Proofs -
16 Thursday March 22 Multiparty secure computation -
17 Tuesday March 27 no class -
18 Thursday March 29 Multiparty secure computation 2 -
19 Tuesday April 3 Guest lecture by Yael Kalai Software obfuscation 1 -
20 Thursday April 5 Guest lecture by Yael Kalai Software obfuscation 2 -
21 Tuesday April 10 Quantum computing and crypto -
22 Thursday April 12 Quantum computing and crypto 2 -
23 Tuesday April 17 SNARKs and their friends -
24 Thursday April 19 Course recap -
25 Tuesday April 24 Guest lecture by Bruce Schneier -