COMPGA11 - Research in Information Security

This database contains the 2016-17 versions of syllabuses. These are still being finalised and changes may occur before the start of the session.

Syllabuses from the 2015-16 session are available here.

Code COMPGA11
Year MSc
Prerequisites None
Term 2
Taught By Steven Murdoch (100%)
Aims To develop an understanding of what research in information security is about, how to identify a contribution, what the quality standards in scientific publications are, and to study selected technical sub-topics in depth.
Learning Outcomes Students will be exposed to research on information security, by reading quality technical research papers in information security.

Content:

Students attend lectures and read scientific papers within an area of information security. The students will present a scientific paper in class, write two short reviews of papers presented in class, and write one detailed report about one paper in particular.