|Professor||Bill Arbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Time||Fri: 12:00 - 2:30|
|Office hours||Fri: 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment (AVW 4137)|
|Texts (not required but recommended)||Applied Cryptography, Bruce Schneirer
Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot, and Scott A. Vanstone
Ad-hoc Networking, Charles Perkins
|Links||NIST Ad Hoc Wireless Networking Links|
|CMSC 414 or a knowledge of cryptography and security.
Additionally, knowledge of IP based networking will be extremely helpful.
NOTE: This course will cover a wide range of topics within computer science and security. If you are unable to quickly grasp new ideas quickly, you will have difficulty in the class.
|This course will cover wireless networking security at the
graduate level. The recommended course texts above will be augmented with
research papers and mongraphs. At the end of this class, students will have a
solid understanding of both wireless networking and the security issues
associated with it. NOTE: Students are expected to have either received a B or
better in CMSC 414 or have comparable knowledge.
The material in this course will depend directly on student interests and input. Once we cover the basics of ad-hoc networking and the differences in wireless networking, we'll select research papers and mongraphs to fill the remainder of the class slots. We'll also have an occasional guest speaker.
There will be four requirements as part of this course. The first will be a presentation and critique of a research paper or monograph relevant to the course. The second requirement will be a group project and paper, and the third will be a final exam. Finally, the fourth requirement will be to attend at least three research talks presented (likely at times other than normal class hours) during the semester by outside speakers.
Late assignments will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances AND with prior arrangement. A penalty may apply.
|Final grades will be determined using the following distribution:|
|Class Presentation and talk attendance||20%|
Details on how each will be graded will be handed out in class.
|Schedule of Classes|