Assignments and Evaluation
Common ComponentsAll students will be graded by the following components
|Class Participation||10%||n/a||In class||Students are expected to come to class prepared to participate. Students will complete peer evaluations of presentations.|
|Topic Presentation Selection||n/a||Feb 24th||Email instructor||Groups of 2-4 will propose a topic in cybersecurity to prepare a presentation. Please send an email to the instructor by Feb 24th detailing
|Topic Presentation||10%||See lecture schedule||In class||Each group will give a 15 minute presentation and 5 minute discussion/Q+A on a topic in cybersecurity. Presentations will be evaluated on the following criteria:
|Assignment 1||15%||OWL||Assignment 1 Instructions|
|Assignment 2||15%||OWL||Assignment 2 Instructions|
Course Project Component (MESc. and Ph.D.)Students in a thesis-based program (M.E.Sc. or Ph.D.) will complete a course project. M.Eng students may opt to complete a project instead of a final exam with permission from the course instructor.
|Project Proposal||10%||March 17th||Submit a PDF in OWL||
Each group of 1-3 students will work on a project in which they will undertake novel research in security and privacy. The project should have a hands-on component involving either running, writing, or analyzing code, or generating, collecting or analyzing data. Here are a few project categories to get you thinking.
The proposal should consist of 2-3 pages and should include:
|Project Presentation||10%||See Lecture Schedule||In class||For this component, you/your group will give a 8 minute presentation telling us about your project topic and what you plan to do. The goal of the project presentation is to present what you plan to do. You do not need to present final results, but any preliminary results would be a bonus.
The presentation will be graded across four categories:
|Project Report||30%||April 18th||Submit a .zip in OWL containing a PDF of the report and any other code/supplimentary material||
Deliverable. Each group will submit a conference quality report of more than 12 pages (excluding bibliography and any appendices). The report should include the following:
Question: What does a "conference quality report" look like?
Exam Component (M.Eng)Students in a course-based program (M.Eng) will write a final exam.
|Final Exam||50%||April 7th||In Class|