Research Seminar in Cryptography
Seminar coordinator: Vitaly Skachek, Ülikooli 17-224 (Paabel)
Meetings: Tue. 12.15 - 14.00, Ülikooli 17-219
The kick-off meeting will take place on September 5th
Contact: Vitaly Skachek, office hours: Monday 15:15-16:15, Thursday 15:15-16:15
The main aim of the course is to introduce a variety of research topics from the fields of Computer Security and Cryptography. Participation in the seminar is especially recommended to Bachelor or Master's students who consider specializing in these areas.
A student will be required to write and present a research report on one of the proposed project topics. Project may include hands-on work, including implementations. Each presentation typically takes about 45 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions and discussion). The student should attend the presentations of the other students and participate in the discussions. The actual number of contact hours will depend on the number of presentations (projects), and it will typically be smaller than 32. This work is evaluated by PASS or FAIL grade and gives 3 EAP.
There is an option for extended form of participation in the seminar. This option leads to additional 3 EAP and a grade. Typically the student will provide a novel solution or implementation. This is done by taking the individual course (MTAT.07.020 Special Assignment in Cryptography), and it requires agreement of a supervisor and the seminar organizer.
September 5th: kick-off meeting
September 25th: the last day for the project selection
Presentations: November -- December 2017
November 28th: preliminary reports
December 11th: peer reviews
December 19th: final reports