Time and Place: Monday, Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm at Merten Hall 1200
Instructor: Dr. Xinyuan (Frank) Wang
Office: Room 5331, Engineering Building
Office phone: (703) 993-9461
Office hours: Monday 1:30-2:50pm or by appointment
Email: xwangc at gmu dot edu
Course Website: blackboard
Teaching Assistant: Bharat Krishna Seetharaman
Bharat Krishna Seetharaman
Office hours: TBD at Engineering Building, Room TBD
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of modern security systems, along with the principles of secure system and protocol design. This course is intended for upper-division computer science majors, along with other students whom possess the required programming and system software background. Upon successful completion of the course, students will gain the knowledge and experience of designing, implementing and validating a secure and distributed application or system with the necessary tools.
Grade of C or better in CS310 and CS367 or permission by the instructor.
The students are expected to have solid background in data structure and computer system internals. Proficiency in C programming is essential in order to be successful in the course projects.
Class Schedule (click to see)
Class schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check frequently.
Homework & Programming Assignments
Class Discussion Participation
Late submissions will be have 10% penalty for each dat past due. There will be no early exams and make-up exams are strongly discouraged.
The final grade is computed according to the following rules:
· A+: >= 95%; A: [90%, 95%); A-: [85%, 90%)
· B+: [80%, 85%); B: [75%, 80%); B-: [70%, 75%)
· C+: [66%, 70%); C: [63%, 66%); C-: [60%, 63%)
· D: [57%, 60%)
· F: < 57%.
All students are required to follow all university, school and department policies regarding academic integrity. Violation of the Honor Code will result in a grade of F for the course, as well as any penalties imposed by the university and/or the CS department.
If you have a documented learning disability or other condition that may affect academic performance you should: 1) make sure this documentation is on file with the Office of Disability Services (SUB I, Rm. 222; 703-993-2474; www.gmu.edu/student/drc) to determine the accommodations you need; and 2) talk with me to discuss your accommodation needs. All academic accommodations must be arranged through the ODS.