Supervisor's Name: Claude Crépeau
Supervisor's Email: crepeau [at] cs.mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-4716
Supervisor's Website: http://crypto.cs.mcgill.ca/~crepeau
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.