Course Project

Your course project should either address an important, interesting open problem related to security, or be a cool demo or re-creation of something you've read or seen. We will meet and discuss ideas before getting started, and I will be there to help out!

I recommend working in groups of 2, but doing it solo or with more is fine. Just know that the expecation increases as you add more group members.

Project Proposal (Due March 16th at 11:59PM ET)

Your proposal should be 2-3 pages of description of your project that includes:

  1. Group: Group member names and NEU emails.
  2. Title: What would you call the eventual paper or product?
  3. Problem: A description of the problem you will address, or the problem the thing you implement addresses and why it is important.
  4. Context: A survey of related work and past approaches to the problem.
  5. Approach: How will you do what you are going to do?
  6. Evaluation: How will you test how well your approach goes? (e.g. experiemental measurements, leet hax, etc...)
  7. Scope: What do you plan to accomplish and deliver by the end of the semester?

Project Presentation (Due April 13th / April 18th in class)

The last full week of class we will have everyone present their work. These will be 20ish mins presentations, with 5-10 mins of questions, so a more rapid fire conference style talk. Here you will present your project, background, results, and any demos!

Write-up (Due April 27th at 11:59PM ET)

Your group's final project report should be written similar in style to the papers we are reading, like a workshop or conference paper. Please include at least the following:
  1. Abstract: should summarize your work in 1-2 paragraphs.
  2. Introduction: motivate the problem you are tackling.
  3. Related Work: including all relevant work and help differentiate your work.
  4. Methodology: a section to describe what you did in detail.
  5. Results / Evaluation: data / figures, results from your evaluation / how well did the thing work out?
  6. Future Work: what is left to do?
  7. References: cite your sources like the papers we read!