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Algebraic Methods and Algorithms in Cryptology

Algebraic Methods and Algorithms in Cryptology  

Seminare 2 SWS / 5 ECTS (Kursbeschreibung)
Veranstalter: Vivija Simić
Zeit und Ort:

Preliminery meeting June 27th, 2018, 9 am, 00.13.009A

Submission date for seminar reports: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 via encrypted e-mail (pdf)

block course - Presentation day: Monday, December 17th, 2018, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., room: 00.12.019

Klausur: presentation, report, discussion

The lecture is given in german and english / Die Veranstaltung wird in Deutsch und Englisch gehalten
The slides are available in german and english / Das Material steht in Deutsch und Englisch zur Verfuegung


This seminar focuses on algebraic concepts in cryptology. Some topics will cover cryptography, others cryptoanalysis and its application in practice. A strong mathematical backround is expected.

Every student has to prepare one topic and give a 45-50 min scientific presentation. Furthermore, a scientific report has to be written in LaTeX and it is expected to actively engage in discussions about other presentations.



Topic Student
Differential and linear cryptoanalysis Zhuoling Li
Side channel attacks Mark Bley
Knapsack problem Leo Fuchsloch
Elliptic Curves: mathematical backround, encryption schemes, application, attacks Yannick Schaelow
Factorization: algorithms, practice, RSA Andreas Vollert
Shors Quantenalgorithm Jan Wagener
Provable Security Kalus Weidinger
Discrete Logarithm: ElGamal, algorithms, pracitce  
Bycicle Attack: AES  


  • Preparing, presenting and writing a scientific topic in LaTeX
  • Understanding diverse topics in cryptography and cryptoanalysis
  • Improving your mathematical skills


Please register via the matching tool. In addition to that there will be an additional registration discussed during the preliminary meeting. It is possible to sign off the course until October 15th, 2018.