Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence

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Students pursuing the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence will gain extensive hands-on experience with SQL using the Oracle and other leading DBMS and data mining tools. Students who complete this concentration will have extensive skill and experience in the design and implementation of operational databases as well as the data warehousing, data mining, and related business intelligence technologies for managing the enterprise. Database management systems play key roles in the operations and management of every organization across all industries. Career tracks include database and knowledge modelers, designers, developers, and business intelligence analysts

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems master’s degree concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of database modeling and design, database implementation, distributed databases, object-oriented and object-relational databases, and databases for web applications, as well as typical data mining methods.
  • Proficiency in the design, implementation, performance tuning of different types of databases, and in performing data mining tasks on various types of data.
  • Competence sufficient to participate in the design and implementation of large, distributed database systems and business intelligence systems.

A total of 40 credits is required. Students must complete both the Core Curriculum and the Concentration Requirements.

Degree Requirements—On Campus

Core Curriculum

(Six courses/24 credits)

MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
Sprg ‘15

The goal of this course is to provide Computer Information Systems students with the mathematical fundamentals required for successful quantitative analysis of problems in the field of business computing. The first part of the course introduces the mathematical prerequisites for understanding probability and statistics. Topics include combinatorial mathematics, functions, and the fundamentals of differentiation and integration. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions. 4 cr  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Gorlin FLR 109 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Gorlin FLR 109 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Temkin ARR
MET CS 625 Business Data Communication and Networks
Sprg ‘15

This course presents the foundations of data communications and takes a bottom-up approach to computer networks. The course concludes with an overview of basic network security and management concepts. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Mansur ARR
MET CS 669 Database Design and Implementation for Business
Sprg ‘15

Students learn the latest relational and object-relational tools and techniques for persistent data and object modeling and management. Students gain extensive hands-on experience using Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server as they learn the Structured Query Language (SQL) and design and implement databases. Students design and implement a database system as a term project. class. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Mansur ARR
MET CS 682 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Sprg ‘15

Object-oriented methods of information systems analysis and design for organizations with data- processing needs. System feasibility; requirements analysis; database utilization; Unified Modeling Language; software system architecture, design, and implementation, management; project control; and systems-level testing.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Guadagno FLR 134 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Guadagno FLR 134 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Polnar ARR
BCL IND Siegel U 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
MET CS 782 IT Strategy and Management
Sprg ‘15

This course provides an overview of contemporary I.T. management. It explains the relevant issues of effectively managing information services. The course highlights areas of greatest current and potential application of I.T. to business needs and reviews electronic business, enterprise business systems, and decision support systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Arakelian FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arakelian FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Braude ARR
BCL IND Siegel S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

And one of the following:

MET CS 520 Information Structures
Sprg ‘15

This course covers the concepts of object-oriented approach to software design and development using the Java programming language. It includes a detailed discussion of programming concepts starting with the fundamentals of data types, control structures methods, classes, applets, arrays and strings, and proceeding to advanced topics such as inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, exceptions, and streams. Upon completion of this course the students will be able to apply software engineering criteria to design and implement Java applications that are secure, robust, and scalable.

MET CS 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology; recommended to students with no programming background. Or Instructor's Consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Kalathur ARR
MET CS 601 Web Application Development
Sprg ‘15

This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. It begins with a complete immersion into HTML essentially XHTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML). Students are exposed to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The fundamentals of JavaScript language including object-oriented JavaScript is covered comprehensively. AJAX with XML and JSON are covered, as they are the primary means to transfer data from client and server. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Sheehan SMG 326 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Robertie SMG 228 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Students who have completed courses on core curriculum subjects as part of their undergraduate degree program must replace the corresponding core courses with electives. It is recommended that each replacement course be in the same technical area as the original core course. Students who have work-related experience in any of the core curriculum courses may apply for a waiver by submitting appropriate documentation. When a course waiver is granted, the student must substitute a graduate-level elective for the core course.

Concentration Requirements

In addition to the MS in Computer Information Systems core curriculum (24 credits), students pursuing a concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence must also satisfy the following requirements:

Required Database Management & Business Intelligence Courses

(Two courses/8 credits)

MET CS 699 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
Sprg ‘15

Data mining and investigation is a key goal behind any data warehouse effort. The course provides an introduction to concepts behind data mining, text mining, and web mining. Algorithms will be tested on data sets using the Weka Data mining software and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Business Intelligence Development Studio). 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Lee FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Lee FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Lee ARR
MET CS 779 Advanced Database Management
Sprg ‘15

This course covers advanced aspects of database management systems including advanced normalization and denormalization, query optimization, object-oriented and object-relational databases, data warehousing, data mining, distributed databases, XML, XSL, and databases for web applications. There is extensive coverage of SQL and database instance tuning. Students learn about the advanced object-relational features in DBMS such as Oracle, including navigational query, BLOBs, abstract data types, and methods. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Schudy FLR ARR T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Schudy FLR ARR T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Electives

(Two courses/8 credits)

Database Management & Business Intelligence Electives

At least one course from the following:

MET CS 674 Database Security
Sprg ‘15

The course provides a strong foundation in database security and auditing. This course utilizes Oracle scenarios and step-by-step examples. The following topics are covered: security, profiles, password policies, privileges and roles, Virtual Private Databases, and auditing. The course also covers advanced topics such as SQL injection, database management security issues such as securing the DBMS, enforcing access controls, and related issues.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Wolfe FLR ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Wolfe FLR ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Carroll ARR
MET CS 689 Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse

This course provides students with the technical skills required to plan, implement, and maintain a data warehouse using a DBMS such as Oracle Warehouse Builder. It describes basic data warehousing concepts. Key topics: Design a data warehousing system; implement a database designed with a star schema, gather data from primary data sources, transform data, and load data in to a DBMS. Students will create a cube using OLAP and analyze cube data using client applications. Upon successful completion, students will be familiar with the typical data warehouse components and architecture, and have an understanding of the practical uses of data warehousing.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 780 Database Administration

This course prepares students to perform the day-to-day administration of a database system. While most of the examples in this course are based on Oracle database administration, the course also covers the differences in administering Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL and examples. The course covers administration on Windows, Linux and Unix platforms. 4 credits.   [ 4 cr. ]

General Electives

No more than one additional course from the following:

MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#
Sprg ‘15

In-depth exploration of the C# programming language and Visual Studio .NET for development, debugging, and deployment of applications. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Abou-Hawilli SMG 220 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 504 Green Information Technology
Sprg ‘15

This course empowers students to reduce the energy use, waste, and other environmental impacts of IT systems while reducing life cycle costs, thereby improving competitive advantage. Students learn how to measure computer power usage, minimize power usage, procure sustainable hardware, design green data centers, recycle computer equipment, configure computers to minimize power, use virtualization to reduce the number of servers, and other green technologies. Students also learn how to make green IT an integral part of organizational culture and planning, to foster long-term sustainable information technology. The course is executed through a combination of lectures, guest lectures, field trips, assignments, labs, case studies, and a term project.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Shirley FLR ARR T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 532 Computer Graphics

This course is primarily the study of design of graphic algorithms. At the end of the course you can expect to be able to write programs to model, transform and display 3-dimensional objects on a 2-dimensional display. The course starts with a brief survey of graphics devices and graphics software. 2-d primitives such as lines and curves in 2-d space are studied and a number of algorithms to draw them on a rectangular surface are introduced, followed by a study of polygons, scan conversion and other fill methods. Attributes of the primitives are studied as well as filtering and aliasing. Geometric transformations in 2 dimensions are introduced in homogeneous coordinates, followed by the viewing pipeline, which includes clipping of lines, polygons and text. Hierarchical graphics modeling is briefly studied. The graphics user interface is introduced and various input functions and interaction modes are examined. 3-d graphics is introduced through object representations through polygonal methods, spline techniques, and octrees. This is followed by 3-d transformations and the 3-d viewing pipeline. The course ends with a study of algorithms to detect the visible surfaces of a 3-d object in both the object space and the image space. Laboratory Course  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 561 Financial Informatics
Sprg ‘15

This course presents financial algorithms used in applications of computer science in financial decision analysis, risk management, data mining and market analysis, and other modern business processes. The course covers theoretical background on probabilistic methods used for financial decision making and their application in number of fields such as financial modeling, venture capital decision making, operational risk measurement and investment science. Number of financial applications and algorithms are being presented for portfolio risk analysis, modeling real options, venture capital decision making, etc. The course concludes with algorithms for financial risk assessment and presents the security concepts and challenges of financial information systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Mehta CGS 421 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
Sprg ‘15

Comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming with cooperating classes. Implementation of polymorphism with inheritance and interfaces and in Java library containers. Programming with exceptions, stream input/output and graphical AWT and Swing components. Threads, sockets, datagrams and database connectivity are also covered in this course. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Abedinejad 204 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 580 Health Informatics
Sprg ‘15

This course presents the technological fundamentals and integrated clinical applications of modern Biomedical IT. The first part of the course covers the technological fundamentals and the scientific concepts behind modern medical technologies, such as digital radiography, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, etc. It also presents various medical data and patient records, and focuses on various techniques for processing medical images. This part also covers medical computer networks and systems and data security and protection. The second part of the course focuses on actual medical applications that are used in health care and biomedical research. Prerequisite: MET CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT, or comparable knowledge of health sciences and fundamentals of IT with instructor's consent. [ 4 cr.]  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Zhang CAS 208 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Zhang CAS 208 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records
Sprg ‘15

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are application systems that automate the activities of healthcare clinicians including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare administrative staff. Use of EHRs is increasing rapidly due to the systems' benefits and federal government programs to deploy EHRs. This increased use of EHRs has many challenges including complex data, high security requirements, integration to multiple application systems, a distributed user base, and broad impact on how these users work. Prerequisite: CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT or comparable knowledge of Health Sciences and Fundamentals of IT.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Levinger ARR
MET CS 599 Biometrics
Sprg ‘15

In this course we will study the fundamental and design applications of various biometric systems based on fingerprints, voice, face, hand geometry, palm print, iris, retina, and other modalities. Multimodal biometric systems that use two or more of the above characteristics will be discussed. Biometric system performance and issues related to the security and privacy aspects of these systems will also be addressed. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Djordjevic CGS 121 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 605 Human-Computer Interface Design with VB.NET

Provides an introduction to human-computer interface design and evaluation, with an emphasis on graphical user interfaces for software products. Covers design principles and theory, web usability, and selected basic research in the areas of human factors and human cognition, hands-on application of learned principles using VB.NET. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 632 Information Technology Project Management
Sprg ‘15

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the principles, processes, and practices of software project management. Students learn techniques for planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling software projects. There is substantial focus on software cost estimation and software risk management. Students will obtain practical project management skills and competencies related to the definition of a software project, establishment of project communications, managing project changes, and managing distributed software teams and projects.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Kanabar ARR
MET CS 633 Distributed Software Development and Management

This course prepares students to justify, lead, participate in, and maintain geographically distributed development (GDD) projects. Students study the technical and business implications of GDD. They also work in geographically dispersed teams to produce documented applications. No programming background is required. Prerequisites: MET CS 520 or MET CS 601 and MET CS 682. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 651 Web Development with .NET

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to building web applications and web services using the Microsoft .NET (Version 3.5) development platform. The key technologies covered include the C# programming language (Version 3.0), the ASP.NET (Version 3.5) system for developing web applications and web services using C#, and ADO.NET and LINQ (Language INtegrated Query) for data access. In addition to the above topics, we will also cover Windows Communication Framework (WCF) and Windows Presentation Framework (WPF). All programming will be based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 available through BU's MSDNAA. A copy of the software will be provided to the students.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence

Study of the ideas and techniques that enable computers to behave intelligently. Search, constraint propagations, and reasoning. Knowledge representation, natural language, learning, question answering, inference, visual perception, and/or problem solving. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 665 Software Design and Patterns

Software design principles, the object-oriented paradigm, unified modeling language; creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns; OO analysis and design; implementation of semester project. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 667 Enterprise Java

The course begins with an overview of advanced Java concepts like databases, networking, and remote method invocation (RMI). The J2EE architecture is explored starting with the presentation layer which includes the servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP). The Struts application framework is presented as a case study. Hibernate and Spring framework will be covered extensively. The business layer is covered using the enterprise java beans (EJB 2.1 and EJB 3.0). Advanced concepts like Java Messaging Service and Java Server Faces will be briefly covered.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
Sprg ‘15

This course enables IT professional leaders to identify emerging security risks and implement highly secure networks to support organizational goals. Discussion of methodologies for identifying, quantifying, mitigating and controlling risks. Students implement a comprehensive IT risk management plans (RMP) that identify alternate sites for processing mission-critical applications, and techniques to recover infrastructure, systems, networks, data and user access. The course also discusses related topics such as: disaster recovery, handling information security; protection of property, personnel and facilities; protection of sensitive and classified information, privacy issues, and criminal terrorist and hostile activities.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Burgoyne FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Burgoyne FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 685 Network Design and Management

This course covers computer networks management including configuration, fault, performance, as well as security management. Particular focus and emphasis is given to security management. Problem solving techniques and network management tools are discussed and practiced during extensive laboratory sessions. Topics include LAN and WAN network management, fault detection, configuration, security, performance, accounting management. Strong focus on problem-solving techniques and network management tools based on SNMP, detailed discussion of multi-user computer systems security techniques, basics of cryptography, authentication techniques, and Kerberos, Secure operating systems. Software protection. Electronic mail. Web Security, IPsec, e-commerce: payment protocols, electronic cash. Risk assessment.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 690 Network Security
Sprg ‘15

This course will cover advanced network security issues and solutions. The main focus on the first part of the course will be on Security basics, i.e. security services, access controls, vulnerabilities, threats and risk, network architectures and attacks. In the second part of the course, particular focus and emphasis will be given to network security capabilities and mechanisms (Access Control on wire-line and wireless networks), IPsec, Firewalls, Deep Packet Inspection and Transport security. The final portion of the course will address Network Application security (Email, Ad-hoc, XML/SAML and Services Oriented Architecture security. As part of our course review we will explore a number of Network Use Cases. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Skorupka SHA 210 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
Sprg ‘15

Provides a comprehensive understanding of digital forensics and investigation tools and techniques. Laboratory and hands-on assignments either in solo or in teams. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Navarro ARR
MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
Sprg ‘15

The course provides an in-depth presentation of security issues in computer systems, networks, and applications. Formal security models are presented and illustrated on operating system security aspects, more specifically memory protection, access control and authentication, file system security, backup and recovery management, intrusion and virus protection mechanisms. Application level security focuses on language level security and various security policies; conventional and public keys encryption, authentication, message digest and digital signatures. Internet and intranet topics include security in IP, routers, proxy servers, and firewalls, application-level gateways, Web servers, file and mail servers. Discussion of remote access issues, such as dial-up servers, modems, VPN gateways and clients.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Jacobs FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Jacobs FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Pak ARR
MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
Sprg ‘15

The Rich Internet Application (RIA) Development course concentrates primarily on building rich client web applications in the browser for desktop and mobile devices. The course is divided into various modules covering in depth the following technologies: HTML5, jQuery UI & Mobile, and AngularJS. Along with the fundamentals underlying these technologies, several applications will be showcased as case studies. Students work with these technologies starting with simple applications and then examining real world complex applications. At the end of this course, students would have mastered the latest and widely used RIA methodologies.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Kalathur ARR
MET CS 703 Network Forensics

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of network forensic analysis principles. Within the context of forensics security, network infrastructures, topologies, and protocols are introduced. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics

This course provides an introduction to the advanced digital forensic topic relating to malicious software (malware), which represents an increasing information security threat to computer systems and networks. Students will review software engineering design fundamentals and reverse engineering techniques utilized to conduct static and dynamic forensic analysis on computer systems and networks. Students will learn about the importance of forensic principles, legal considerations, digital evidence controls, and documentation of forensic procedures. This course will incorporate demonstrations and laboratory exercises to reinforce practical applications of course instruction and will require an independent research paper related to the course topic.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 732 Advanced Game Graphics

This is the second class in the four-course Certificate in Multimedia and Video Game Engineering. It assumes an understanding of computer graphics. The course is an update and re-orientation of MET CS 732, an existing course that has not been offered for at least five years. The first half of this course applies the basics of computer graphics covered in CS 532. It extends these by exploring lighting, texture, and rendering algorithms. The second half explores geometrical techniques for 3D representation and their application to intersection and collision.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 733 Real-Time Multimedia Simulation

This class examines core game engine techniques that form the basis for most modern computer games. Students will implement two games of their own, one built from scratch and the other using the OGRE 3D Rendering Engine. Topics covered include Windows & DirectX Programming, Game Engine Architectures, User Input, Sound, an introduction to 3D Games Architectures, Animation, Path Planning & Movement Control, Performance Optimization, and Networked Multiplayer Games.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 734 Artificial Intelligence for Video Games

The course explains the basic role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in game play. It covers languages and scripting that enable AI. AI is used in planning the paths of game-owned assets. The course shows how AI moves the story and its characters forward. The second half of the course shows how game programs can learn responses and generate plans and movements based on players? actions. These ideas are applied to traditional video games, action games, strategy games, role-playing games, and other genres.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 751 Web Services

Architecture of Web Services; review of XML Shemas; SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol); WSDL (Web Services Description Language); UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration); Web Services in .NET; Sun and Apache tools; Company-specific Web Service API?s; Java API?s for XML Messaging; Java Application Servers; review of Security, transactions, and business process languages (e.g. BPEL) among Web Services.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 773 Software Quality Management
Sprg ‘15

Theory and practice of quality assurance and testing for each step of the software development cycle. Verification vs. validation. Test case design techniques, test coverage criteria, and tools for static and dynamic analysis. Standards. Test-driven development. QA for maintenance and legacy applications. Experimental approaches. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Alix CAS 204A M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
Sprg ‘15

This course builds upon the strong technical foundation of our MSCIS and MSCS curricula, by providing students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of enterprise architecture, in the context of the technologies that implement those architectures. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility and alignment of information technology to business goals. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Schudy ARR
MET CS 789 Cryptography

The course covers the main concepts and principles of cryptography with the main emphasis put on public key cryptography. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography

This course builds on the material covered in CS 789 Cryptography. It begins with the coverage of commutative rings, finite fields, rings of polynomials, and finding of the greatest common divisor in the ring of polynomials. Irreducible polynomials are discussed. Field extensions and fields Fᴩ [x]/P are thoroughly covered. The main emphasis is put on elliptic curves over Fᴩ and F₂ and the ElGamal cipher on elliptic curves is presented. Block ciphers DES and double and triple DES are introduced. AES and WHIRLPOOL block ciphers and modes of operation are covered. The course continues with the introduction of message integrity and message authentication. In the last part of the course cryptographic hash functions SHA-512 and WHIRLPOOL as well as various digital signatures are introduced. Finally, entity authentication and key management issues are discussed.  [ 4 cr. ]


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