Colloquium Events for September 2016

Objectives and Motivations in Modern Cryptography


Prof. Ahmad Adib Shaar
Thursday, September 15, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
SHAN 1430

Prof. Shaar’s talk will cover the following topics:

  • Code: the Overused Word.
  • Definitions, Classifications, and Models of Cryptography.
  • Key Distribution Problem
  • Basic Theorems of Security
  • Symmetric Techniques and Algorithms
  • Asymmetric Algorithms and Hashing
  • Required Tools

About the speaker:

Prof. Ahmad Adib Shaar is from Aleppo, Syria. He received his BSc. in Electronics from Military Technical College (Cairo), and his MSc. in digital communications and PhD. in computer networks, both from University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). Before joining Harvey Mudd College this year, he was on the academic staff of the Military Engineering Academy (Syria), King Khaled University (Saudi Arabia), Mamoun Private University (Syria), and a visitor at Salisbury University. His many technical contributions include co-invention of applications of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) to collision resolution algorithms, radar systems, e-voting, and fiber optic channels (some with P.A. Davies and C.F. Woodcock).

Refreshments are provided in the courtyard starting at 4:00 p.m