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 CSE P 590 C / CSE M 590: Computer Security (Spring 2010)
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Homework (General)

All submissions must be typed and submitted as PDF files; handwritten assignments and non-PDF files will not be accepted. Unless otherwise specified, submit homeworks online at the following URL: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/collectit/dropbox/summary/kohno/9908.

At the top of your assignment, please be sure to write your name, email address, UWNetID, student number, the homework assignment number (e.g. "Homework 1"), due date, any references that you used (besides the course texts and assigned readings), and the names of any people that you discussed the assignment with.

Please note that any future schedule is for approximate planning purposes only. The future schedule is subject to change based on our progress and other factors.

Non-graded Immediate Tasks (Start of Quarter)

Textbook-Style Homeworks

  • Homework 1
    Out: here
    Due: April 16, 6:30pm
  • Homework 2
    Out: here
    Due: May 3, 11:45pm
  • Homework 3
    Out: here
    Due: June 4, 11:45pm


Research Component

For the research component of the course, you must read the following papers and submit written reviews by the specified deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. There will be at most two required research readings per class, and often just one. Your evaluations should have the following form:

  • Your name.
  • Paper title and author(s).
  • What problem does the paper address?
  • Two (or more) most important new ideas in the paper, and why.
  • What is the approach used to solve the problem?
  • How does the paper support or otherwise justify its arguments and conclusions?
  • Two ways the paper could be improved, and why.
  • Two important, open research questions on the topic, and why they matter.

You must submit evaluations as a PDF file. You should upload the evaluations to the online Catalyst system (URL at the top of this page). Your evaluation for each reading must be less than one page long, be single-spaced, use 12pt font, and have at least 1 inch margins; I expect for most paper evaluations to be approximately 1/2 to 3/4 pages long.

You are welcome to, and in fact encouraged to, discuss the papers with other students in the class. However, you must write the evaluations on your own.

Students enrolled in CSE M 590 will be required to present one of these papers during class. More information will be announced as the course progresses.

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