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Secure Networks and Distributed Systems
- December 6th:
Since I'm out of town on 15th, office hours on the 13th
have been extended. Come by if you have
questions about your final projects or reports. Remember,
final project reports are due on December 17th before
5:00pm, either electronically or in my mailbox.
- October 20th:
Please note changes to schedule: no class and no office
hours on November 1st and November 3rd. Your project
progress reports are still due on November 3rd.
- October 11th:
The sensor network paper I mentioned is: Parno, Luk,
Gaustad, and Perrig —
Secure sensor network routing: a clean-slate
23rd: Please note that there will be no office
hours on October 4th, October 6th, or October 13th. As
always, I will be in my office as much as time allows, so
please feel free to stop by at other times, or email for an
appointment. However, I will not be available at all on the
week of October 4th (4th through the 8th). Thanks!
19th: Since there are so many more papers than
student presenters, I've decided to allow more than two
presentations per student per semester. This is not
required, and the two better scores out of the three
presentations will be part of your final grade. This is
mostly a chance for you to practice your presentation
skills, which are very, very valuable — trust me!
You can find resources on how to construct and give better
technical talks on the external
resources page. And of course you can always see me
during office hours to discuss content and organization.
I'd be happy to look at slides before a presentation and
comment, if you wish.
14th: There's an additional paper assigned for
Monday. Please check the schedule. Thanks!
12th: Note that only the first 17 pages of the link
to the "Vanish" paper (for Wednesday) are required. Still
no presenter, please sign up!
9th: The schedule has been updated to reflect
cancelled class sessions the week of October 4th. Two
Friday classes have been added: October 1st and 15th. Note
that even though we have no class, your second revision
project proposals are still due (electronically) on October
9th: I apologize for the confusion about the
presentation grade. It's worth 30 points in the class,
but I scored it from 0–5 on the evaluation sheet. The
0–5 score will be recomputed to be out of 30. Please do
not worry — no one got 5 out of 30!
8th: And just as we were talking about Single
announced they will support OpenID logins by Yahoo
30th: The due date for project proposals has been
moved up. (Not because I'm mean, but because you're all
doing well.) Please check the schedule.
27th: An almost complete paper schedule is up. My
apologies for the delay.
26th: The evaluation sheet for student paper
presentations is here. I
will fill one out for every presenter. I would like to ask
that other students anonymously fill it out for each
presenter as well, so that everyone can get as much feedback as
possible to improve their public speaking skills. Remember,
being hired and/or promoted depends not only on the quality of
work you do, but also how you present it to others.
26th: Some more presentation and paper-reading
resources have been added to the external resources page.
24th: Just in case you're curious, the background
knowledge questionnaire is online here. Most people
wanted a cookie.
24th: Some more papers have been added to the
schedule, to be presented Monday of next week. Please sign up to
present and get a bravery bonus. Presentations
should be between 20 and 40 minutes. If there is more
than one presenter (I'll let you know), please keep
your presentations between 20 and 30 minutes. Thank you!
24th: The final sign-up date for papers has been
extended since they are not all on the schedule yet.
24th: The "cool stuff" page actually has
a small amount of content now. If you have something
specific that you think is cool and would like to see
listed there, please email me.
23rd: Please note that two paper reviews are due on
Wednesday, August 25th. See schedule for paper list.
23rd: First day of class, welcome!
Please see the syllabus page for a class
overview and a few other goodies.