Backdoored Pseudorandom Generation - COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Claude Crépeau

Supervisor's Email: crepeau [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-4716

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP 396 (Computer Science)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Backdoored Pseudorandom Generation

Project description (50-100 words suggested): After reviewing the existing literature on the topic, the project will consist of analyzing the aspect of indistinguishability of backdoored vs standard Pseudorandom Generators.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): a final written report (70%), and an oral presentation (30%).

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.