ECS 289M, Winter/Spring Quarters 2018
Introduction to Research in Computer and Information Security

The goal of this class is to introduce students to real-world research problems. This class will be done in collaboration with external organizations such as government agencies, commercial firms, and (possibly) organizations within UC Davis. Those organizations will propose research problems that the organization wishes to pursue. Each problem has a “sponsor”, or someone in the organization who will mentor the students working on the project. Students see the proposals, form teams, and apply to the sponsor to do the projects. The sponsor then evaluates the teams and picks one to work with. The sponsor and students scope the work to something suitable for the length of time of the class, and then the students conduct the research. We expect the students to meet weekly with the sponsor to discuss progress and ensure the research is on the right track.

This class is intended for graduate students who want to carry our research in computer security. Our focus is on research that will be useful to the sponsors and organizations. It is a 2-quarter class (Winter and Spring 2018 Quarters). Please plan for both quarters if at all possible.


Class Information


Also, see the Weekly Dashboard Reports below.

Weekly Dashboard Reports

These are to be uploaded to both Canvas and PURR, as described in the General Information handout.


Proposed Projects

The project descriptions are all on PURR. Here is what is available there:

You will need an account on PURR to access these. Please send the instructor your name and email so the co- ordinators can provide you with one.

Matt Bishop
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616-8562 USA
Last modified: January 5, 2018

Winter Quarter 2018