2 Classes (24 Units)6.857 (12), 16.522 (12)
6.857 Network and Computer Security
Emphasis on applied cryptography and may include: basic notion of systems security, crypotographic hash functions, symmetric crypotography (one-time pad, stream ciphers, block ciphers), cryptanalysis, secret-sharing, authentication codes, public-key cryptography (encryption, digital signatures), public-key attacks, web browser security, biometrics, electronic cash, viruses, electronic voting, Assignments include a group final project. Topics may vary year to year.
6.857 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. Rivest.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-100.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information at the 6.857: Computer and Network Security - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Spring 2017 site or on the 6.857 Stellar site.
16.522 Space Propulsion
Reviews rocket propulsion fundamentals. Discusses advanced concepts in rocket propulsion ranging from chemical engines to electrical engines. Topics include advanced mission analysis, physics and engineering of microthrusters, solid propellant rockets, electrothermal, electrostatic, and electromagnetic schemes for accelerating propellant. Some coverage is given of satellite power systems and their relation to propulsion systems. Laboratory work emphasizes design and characterization of electric propulsion engines.
This class has 16.50 as a prerequisite.
16.522 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by P. C. Lozano.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-422.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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