CSE 539 Applied Cryptography
Spring 2015


Instructor: Partha Dasgupta (click for contact info)

Class: SCOB210,
TuTh 6:00-7:15pm


Teaching Assistant:
Sunit Guldas (Sunit.Guldas at asu.edu )
Office Hours: Tu, Wed, 2p-3p @ BY 428

Mid Term Exam: March 17 (Tuesday)
Final Exam (comprehensive):
Part 1: Thu, April 30, in class.
Part 2: Thu, May 7, 4:50 - 6:40 PM
(as per ASU Schedule)

[Exams are open book, open notes. Computers allowed but no Internet]


Course Description

Sample Mid Term Exam

Although discussing homework/project problems with peers is acceptable -- be careful that you work out your solutions.
Any impropriety in homeworks and exams will be treated very seriously.

Assignments: 30%
Mid Term: 30%
Final: 40%






This is the jump page for CSE 539. The course will cover concepts of Cryptography as used in Computer Applications.

For information on sections and schedules, see class synopsis page.

The class synopsis page is an important resource, and it contains details of each class and class notes:
>> class synopsis for students. (with Audio!!)

Mid term discussion [notes] [audio]

 Discussion Board (using old group) please use

Student Academic Integrity Policy:

Interesting Stuff:

Attacking RSA
Lecture Notes on Cryptography
Handbook of Cryptography
Cryptography FAQ

Merkle's Puzzles.
RSA Proof in MSWord (also PDF)
RSA Proof in HTML/IE  (does not render fine in Firefox, OK with Chrome)

Number Theory

How SSL Works

 The official DES Standard document.
Good Papers from Rivest