Faculty Advisor

Paar, Christof


The AES algorithm library is a software reference implementation incorporating the five finalists of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) candidates, which are currently evaluated by the NIST. The AES will become the new encryption algorithm standard for non-classified government and commercial use. These candidates are symmetric-key encryption algorithms. The library supports multiple 128-bit input blocks, three key sizes, four modes of operation, and a selectable output print mode. The architecture of this software implementation is built upon modular units for versatility and robustness. A Graphical User Interface has been incorporated to provide a user-friendly front-end for this program. Possible applications of this library include integration of modules into new and existing products.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering