Assigned: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Due: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Instructor: Tamara Bonaci
Department of Electrical Engineering University of Washington, Seattle
The course project consists of several steps:
Selecting a security/privacy-related problem that you find interesting, would like to learn more about,
or would like to provide a solution to.
Preparing a up-to-2-pages-long project proposal, where you will describe the problem that you plan to address.
Preparing a single page progress report on the chosen project topic.
Preparing a 6-pages-long conference-style final project report.
Preparing a final presentation (you should plan a 10-minutes long presentation).
After successfully choosing your project topics, you now want to focus on your projects. To encourage you not to procrastinate, your next assignment is to prepare a single page long progress report, and to submit it through Dropbox by Saturday, May 21, 2016. I will read your reports quickly, and will give you a short feedback as soon as possible.
You may consider reporting on the following:
Accomplished steps – Please report how far have you come with security analysis, threat modeling, and/or development of mitigation and prevention strategies.
Obstacles and challenges you encountered – Please report if you have encountered any challenges in your project, in particular any challenges with security analysis, threat modeling, or with coding/simulations in your project.
Some harder steps and potential challenges you still expect– Please report if you expect any hurdles finishing the project. You also want to comment on ways you might try to mitigate those issues.
For the most relevant papers that you are studying/researching/extending, you may also want to comment on some of the following:
1. What have you learned from the chosen papers thus far? For example:
What are the important ideas and concepts presented in the paper?
Why are those important?
How are they related to our course?
How do you plan to present these ideas to the class?
2. What are some challenging parts of the chosen papers? For example:
Are there some completely new concepts in the paper?
If yes, do they require some additional research and reading?
If yes, what are the additional resources you have been using, or plan to use?
Are there parts of the paper you have technical concerns about (e.g., derivations and proves missing critical steps, incomplete experimental setup)?
How did you (or how do you) plan to investigate these concerns?
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