22951 Research Seminar: Information Security and Privacy

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Computer Science

Prerequisites: At least 18 credits in graduate courses in Computer Science. Enrollment is subject to the written approval of the seminar coordinator and the faculty member responsible for seminars.

Required: Security in Software Systems

The aim of the seminar is to create a research forum for students interested in topics in security and privacy. The seminar is opened every two years and is six months long.

The seminar focuses on topics at the cutting edge of the field, such as distributed authorization models based on roles; Web services security; privacy-preserving data mining; intrusion detection based on data mining (IDS); database encryption for outsourcing. Topics change from time to time in keeping with the interests of the group and the seminar advisor.

Requirements include attendance at twice-monthly sessions, choosing a number of articles on which to focus, presenting them to the group for discussion, and writing a report on the topic discussed.