Handout 2                                   Credit & Evaluations                                             9/10/08



CS G254/U645 Network Security

Problem sets and programming assignments: There will be a total of 5 problem-sets/programming-assignments. Four of them will count for 10 points each while one of them (sensor programming) will count for 15 points (for a total of 55 points).

All the homeworks (problemsets and programming assignments) are to be done individually except for the programming assignment Sensor which is to be done in a group of 2. One week will be given for solving each homework. Homeworks are due at the beginning of class. As a general rule the penalty on homework turned in up to a week late will be 20% and no homework will be accepted a week past its due date. Students may discuss the homeworks with one another, but solutions to problem sets should be written up separately, unless otherwise explicitly stated by the instructor. Names of collaborators must be noted in the solutions. If a key idea is obtained from another person (other than the instructor) or from another book or paper (other than the course textbook), then the source of that idea should be cited. Solutions should be presented in a clear and concise manner.

One (midterm) Exam: A 1.5-hour closed book midterm exam will be held in class from 2:50 to 4:30 AM on 11/03/08. This exam will cover all the material taught up to that point. This midterm exam will count for 25 points towards your final credit.

Term Paper/Final Project: Students (in groups of 2 to 4) are required to select a topic and produce a Term Paper of length 5 to 6 pages, single-spaced. The topic may be selected from a list of topics provided by the instructor; the students in consultation with the instructor may also determine them. The last three classes of the course are reserved for 15-minute presentations on these Term Papers. It is encouraged that the Term Paper be accompanied by demos, though this is not strictly necessary. The Term Paper will count for 20 points and students in a group will get the same number of points.