CSCI B649: Modern Cyberfraud

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General Course Information (Spring 2011)

Time: Mon & Wed, 9:30pm - 10.45pm
Location: Lindley Hall 008 (LH008)
Instructor: Minaxi Gupta
Email:
Office: Lindley Hall (LH) 230D
Office Hours: By appointment


Pre-requisites

This is an advanced graduate level course in computer networking and security. It requires the following courses as background:

Further, excellent programming skills are a must for this course.


Course Objectives

The goals in this course are the following:


Grading Policy and Workload

The approximate grade break-up for the class is as follows:

The course reading material is available online. We will study about two research papers in detail in each class. Each class will involve a combination of: presentation of material by the instructor, student presentation(s), and a discussion of critical issues raised in the paper(s).

The course project will be done in small teams and each team will likely work on a separate research problem. Students will have the flexibility to either choose from the problems suggested by the instructor or formulate their own with the help of the instructor. Projects will involve additional project-specific background reading and their progress will be monitored through weekly meetings throughout the semester. Each project is expected to produce a publication-quality report at completion.