Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI966
Subject Name Coding for Secure Communication
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites nil
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignments 22% Midterm 8% Weekly exercises 10% Exam 60%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject provides a fundamental understanding of information protection and efficient coding strategies that can be used to ensure correctness, security and authenticity of data. It uses entropy as the universal measure of information to analyse and explore fundamental bounds on the performance of secure and reliable storage and communication systems, and examine a range of coding schemes that form the main building blocks of such systems. It will include the following topics. i) redundancy in data and compression algorithms ii) efficient error control strategies for secure and reliable communication and storage systems; iii) coding methods for secrecy and authenticity.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the problems and models in information protection.
2. Use a range of coding methods and strategies for providing protection.
3. Evaluate various strategies for protection of data and suggest the best solution for a particular system.