ELEN3015 - Data and Information Management

School running course: 
Electrical & Information Engineering
Course Brief and Outline: 
Year of Study: 
  • Security:Cryptography, cryptology and cryptanalysis, encryption, measures of effectiveness of encryption algorithms, symmetric and asymmetric (public key) algorithms, standards, block ciphers and stream ciphers, public key algorithms, authentication, integrity and non-repudiation, key handling, multiple  public key cryptography, secret sharing, SET (secure electronic transactions), e-commerce, cryptographic hardware/software requirements and tradeoffs.
  • Compression:Entropy of information, source modelling, origins of redundancy, compressibility and compression to remove redundant information, lossless and lossy compression, statistical methods and dictionary-based methods, examples of lossless compression algorithms – lossless video and audio compression, lossy compression algorithms for different source types (telecomms and multimedia), sensitivity of compressed information to errors – methods of dealing with this problem, effect of compressed information on network traffic patterns.
  • Information integrity:Integrity checking – parity checks, checksums, LRC, CRC, Error correction; FEC, Hamming distances and codes, Reed-Solomon coding, matching the coding scheme to the channel error characteristics, line codes, HDLC principles.
Programs offering course: 
BSc Eng (Elec) Info Option