Project Options

Students are expected to undertake a semester long research project related to information assurance. You should work with the instructor (through email or meeting) to choose a project topic. It is recommended to make teams of 2 for projects (you may also form a group of 1 or 3 if you have the justification for that). There are two options for the project:

  1. Survey a topic in security and privacy
  2. Re-implement a part of a published research paper
  3. Implement a new research topic

  4. Having trouble finding a project topic? Look at the papers presented at recent top-tier security conferences, and then come talk to me:

  1. ACM CCS
  2. NDSS
  3. IEEE S&P
  4. USENIX Security
Your project topic can be relevant to the paper you present at class.


  1. Project proposal: a single page report including project's title, student name(s), and a summary of the plans and objectives.
  2. Final report: At the end of the semester, each team should submit a report for the project, formated in double-column ACM format. The page limit is 6 pages.


Each team should present their project at the end ot the semester.

Deadlines & dates

- 02/21/17: The deadline for choosing project topics, and emailing the 1-page summary. Make sure to have met with the instructor before this date.
- 04/25/2017 to 05/02/17: Final project presentations
- 05/08/17: Project reports due