Dr. Robert Silverman

Computer Science Department

CSU Stanislaus

One University Circle

Turlock, CA 95382, USA

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Contact Information

  • Office DBH (a.k.a. P Building), Rm. 285.

  • Phone: (209) 667 3872

  • email: [best channel] rsilverman@csustan.edu

  • My Schedule of Classes and Office Hours

  • Final exams dates link to university webpage.

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Now, that LibreOffice fixed a bug, each page should be fresh copy. Thanks LibreOffice for the fix. If you get a feeling that you are looking at stale (cached) page, use refresh control. And tell me which page so that I can fix it.

Basic Student Information

  • The Computer Science Department is located in DBH building (aka P building) in North-West corner of the campus, room DBH287.

  • The Computer Science Laboratory is located in DBH building (aka P building) in room DBH288.

Fall 2014:

I will teach Computer Security and Cryptography MWF 3PM because we skipped offering in Spring 2014.

Here is NSA way saying that they need cryptographers.

They posted in May 2014 this encrypted text (ciphertext) and if you broke the encryption, you could apply for a job.

Here is the ciphertext:

tpfccdlfdtte pcaccplircdt dklpcfrp?qeiq lhpqlipqeodf gpwafopwprti izxndkiqpkii krirrifcapnc dxkdciqcafmd vkfpcadf.

Students will learn several cryptoanalytic methods to break ciphers such as the above.

Schedule for the Elective Courses I teach:

  1. Odd years Spring CS4410 Automata, Computability, and Formal Languages (Theory Group) link

  • Prereq for CS4410: Read this carefully. The catalog says you must have CS4100.

  • Updated June 2014. I will let you take CS4410 concurrently with CS4100. It turns out CS4100 course gets full in a jiffy because it is a required course. Plan ahead. If you want to take my course, you must have taken CS4100 or be registered for it concurrently.

  1. Odd years Fall CS4270 ECommerce Systems Design (elective) link

  2. Even years Spring CS4840 Computer Security and Cryptography (elective) link

  3. Even years Fall CS4800 Software Engineering (Practice Group) link

  1. Course on Android, Limited Engagement, CS4950, elective, it was offered in Summer 2014, it may possibly be offered again in Summer 2015. Depends. This is introduction to programming Android applications. Link

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How to Add my Class and how to Stay in my Class.

Students trying to add my course must attend all class meetings until I decide whether or not to add them (probably by the 2nd or 3rd class meeting). If there is space and if I decide to add students, then students will be added in the order on the wait list. Registered students missing first two class meetings will be dropped.

On 2nd class meeting if you are trying to add, please approach me in the beginning of the class so that I can put you on the add list. I will email you to your csustan email the permission number that you will use to register on line.


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