CS 6431 (Fall 2015)

CS 6431: Security and Privacy Technologies

Instructors: Ari Juels, Tom Ristenpart, and Vitaly Shmatikov

Meeting times: MoWe 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Room: Gates 405

Course description: This survey course covers a range of essential research topics in security and privacy. Topics include memory and control-flow integrity, user authentication, side channels, anonymity systems, cloud security, machine learning security, privacy, applied (“real-world”) cryptography, cryptocurrency, and censorship. Enrollment is limited to Ph.D. students, although exceptions may be made. Prerequisites include basic (undergraduate-level) familiarity with operating systems and cryptography. (If in doubt, students should consult with the instructors regarding their qualifications for enrollment.)

Grading: Grades will be based on 6 homework assignments (7% each) and a project (58%).