Teaching

We usually offer courses in the area of theoretical computer science and algorithms, with a clear focus on cryptography. Our portfolio includes different kinds of courses but lectures with exercises are our prefered option. We would like to highlight our interactive course "Research-oriented Cryptography" where students jointly work on a research paper. In terms of undergraduate courses we are mainly involved in "Algorithms and Data Structures" and "Computer System Security".

Currently teaching courses

Teaching courses Event type/
Crediting for
offered in Link to TUCaN
Algorithms and Data Structures 4V+2Ü
10Cp
SS20
SS19
SS 2020
Classics of Cryptography 1O
0Cp
SS20
WS19/20, SS19, WS18/19, SS18, WS17/18
SS 2020
Cryptoplexity 3V+1Ü
6Cp
WS19/20
SS18
WS 2019/20
Research-oriented Cryptography 4IV
6Cp
SS20
WS17/18, WS16/17, WS14/15, WS12/13
SS 2020
Hacker Contest 4P
6Cp
SS20
WS19/20
SS 2020
Public Key Infrastructures (PK I) V2+Ü2
6Cp
SS20 SS 2020
Cryptography und Complexity Theory
(Reading Group)
2O SS20
WS19/20
SS 2020

Past teaching courses

Teaching course Event type/
Crediting for
offered in Link to TUCaN
Algorithms and Complexity 2L+2E
6Cp
SS12 SS 2012
CAPTCHA Practical Course 4P
6Cp
WS11/12 WS 2011/12
Computer System Security 2L+1E
5Cp
WS18/19, WS16/17 WS 2018/19
Cryptographic Gems 3L+1E
6Cp
WS12/13 WS 2012/13
Cryptoplexity 2L+2E
6Cp
SS18, SS17, SS16, SS15, SS14, SS13, SS12, SS11 SS 2018
Functional and object-oriented Programming Concepts
(ex Introduction to Computer Science I)
4L+2E
10Cp
WS15/16, WS13/14 WS 2015/16
Introduction to Cryptography 2L+2E
6Cp
WS14/15, WS11/12 WS 2014/15
Classical Results of Modern Cryptography 2S
4Cp
SS12 SS 2012
Real World Crypto 3L+1E
6Cp
SS18, SS17 SS 2018

Teaching Awards

  • Marc Fischlin. “Best Lecture” Award of the student body, for Real-World Crypto in the summer term 2017 of the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • Jacqueline Brendel. “Best Exercise” Award of the student body, for Cryptoplexity in the summer term 2016 of the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • Anja Lehmman, Dominique Schröder, and Erik Tews. “Best Exercise” Award of the student body, for Introduction to Cryptography in the winter term 2007/08 of the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Technology.