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CYBR 4430  QUANTUM COMPUTING AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (3 credits)

The course builds an understanding of exciting concepts behind quantum computing and quantum cryptography. In doing so it will introduce the principles of qubits, superposition, entanglement, teleportation, measurement, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms such as quantum Fourier transformation, Shor's algorithm and Grover's algorithm, quantum key exchange, quantum encryption, and secure quantum channels that are built using these principles. It will also discuss advantages of quantum computing and cryptography over classical computing and cryptography and limitations thereof. The students will come out with a working understanding of the field of quantum computing and quantum cryptography. During the course, students will also implement several of the quantum algorithms. (Cross-listed with CYBR 8436, CSCI 4430).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Co-requisites: CYBR 3570 or CSCI 4560; or Instructor permission.