University of Calgary

CPSC 530 - Information Theory and Security - Fall 2018

Information theoretic concepts such as entropy and mutual information and their applications to defining and evaluating information security systems including encryption, authentication, secret sharing and secure message transmission.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-2T)


  • Computer Science 329 is recommended as preparation for this course.


  • One of Computer Science 219, 233 or 235, one of Mathematics 271, 273 or Pure Mathematics 315, and one of Statistics 205 or 211 or 213 or 321 or Mathematics 321.


  • Credit for Computer Science 530 and 630 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2020.
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