The bulk of your work in this class will center around a semester-long project. There are two types of possible projects:
- SoK (Systematization of Knowledge) projects. The goal is for you to get a deep understanding of specific technical problems. We will read a few SoK papers too so you will get an idea about them.
- Regular projects. The goal is for you to get experience doing security research by working on open problems. It should be also be a problem that’s interesting to you: you will pick it, but I will provide some starter ideas.
Ideally the class projects will lead to publications (possibly at workshops). To this end, there will be several milestones throughout the semester to help make sure that you are making progress.
More details will be announced in the first meeting.