## Course Goals

- Understand the mathematical underpinnings of cryptographic systems and be able to analyze their security.
- See how a problem-centric approach brings many different ideas and fields of math together to solve problems.
- Practice communicating mathematical ideas in writing and in oral communication, and translating technical mathematical ideas for a lay audience.
- Relate your mathematical knowledge of cryptographic systems to newsworthy events and policy issues.

You can find a link to the syllabus here.

## Notes

- Week 1: Intro to Cryptography
- Week 2: Cryptanalysis
- Week 3: Block Ciphers
- Week 4: Information Theory

## Homework

- Week 1, due Thursday September 7
- Week 2, due Thursday September 14
- Week 3, due Thursday September 21