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Undergraduate Course: Quantum Cyber Security (UG) (INFR11227)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course follows the delivery and assessment of Quantum Cyber Security (INFR11187) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11187 instead.
Course description This course follows the delivery and assessment of Quantum Cyber Security (INFR11187) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11187 instead.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Computer Security (INFR10067)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Quantum Cyber Security (INFR11187)
Other requirements This course follows the delivery and assessment of Quantum Cyber Security (INFR11187) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11187 instead.

Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 75%
Coursework 25%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Quantum Cyber Security (UG) (INFR11227)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the power and limitations of quantum computation by evaluating the performance of quantum algorithms and be able to use the basic mathematical formalism for quantum information and quantum cryptography
  2. Test whether a classical cryptosystem is secure against a range of quantum attacks
  3. Analyse quantum attacks to classical protocols
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of the security of quantum cryptography by analysing the security proofs including the effects of different physical implementations
  5. Use security notions for quantum information, such as encryption and authentication, in quantum cryptographic protocols and their application to blind quantum computation
Reading List
The lecture notes as main source and as supplementary reading:
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Nielsen and Chuang
Quantum Information by Stephen Barnett
Post-Quantum Cryptography Editors Daniel J. Bernstein, Johannes Buchmann and Erik Dahmen
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordscyber security,quantum cryptography,quantum computation
Contacts
Course organiserDr Petros Wallden
Tel: (0131 6)51 5631
Email: petros.wallden@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
Email: Helen.Tweedale@ed.ac.uk
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