CSE 539 Applied Cryptography
Spring 2012


Instructor: Partha Dasgupta (click for contact info)


BY-M1-09 Time: MW 2p-3:15p


Teaching Assistant: Wei Wu (weiwu2010 at asu)
Office hours: TuTh: 1:30 - 3:00pm @ BY214AC.

Mid Term Exam: Mon March 12 in class

Final Exam: (as per ASU Schedule)

Mon, April 30, 12:10 - 2:00 PM

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

Course Description




This is the jump page for CSE 539 (Spring 2011). The course will cover concepts of Cryptography as used in Computer Applications.

The class synopsis page is an important resource, and it contains details of each class and class notes:
>> class synopsis for students. (with Audio!!)
>> Online students use this version and ignore the dates.

 Discussion Board (using old group) please use

Interesting Stuff:

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