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The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Sam Wagstaff - CERIAS

Students: Fall 2021, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Information Theory

Aug 22, 2001

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Abstract

We discuss the history and basic facts of Information Theory and give simple applications to cryptography and data security.

About the Speaker

Sam Wagstaff
Before coming to Purdue, Professor Wagstaff taught at the Universities of Rochester, Illinois, and Georgia. He spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research interests are in the areas of cryptography, parallel computation, and analysis of algorithms, especially number theoretic algorithms. He and J. W. Smith of the University of Georgia have built a special processor with parallel capability for factoring large integers.



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