COMPSCI 590K - Spring 2022

Welcome: In this course, each voice in the classroom has something of value to contribute. Please take care to respect the different experiences, beliefs and values expressed by students and staff involved in this course. My colleagues and I support UMass’s commitment to diversity, and welcome individuals regardless of age, background, citizenship, disability, sex, education, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender identity, geographical origin, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and work experience.

Course description: This course introduces students to the principal activities and state-of-the-art techniques involved in developing digital forensics systems. Topics covered may include: advanced file carving and reconstruction, forensic analysis of modern filesystems, network forensics, mobile device forensics, memory forensics, and anti-forensics.

Who is this course for? Graduate students with prior background in digital forensics system, or a general strong computer systems background. Undergraduates COMPSCI majors with a background in digital forensics (COMPSCI 365) or a strong systems background (COMPSCI 377). This course counts as a COMPSCI elective toward the major (B.S. or B.A.). Undergraduate CSENG majors with appropriate background may also enroll with instructor permission.

Which section should you enroll in? 590K has three separate sections listed in SPIRE. Choose one as follows:

When does this course meet? This is an entirely online, asychronous class. All course content will be available by Moodle or through other online systems. Synchronous office hours will be held in-person on campus at scheduled times, or virtually by appointment.