CS 491/691

CS 491/691 (b)/791 (b): Special Topics in
Security and Privacy in Mobile Computing
Course Information
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00pm-5:15pm
Place: LME 316
Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm, please make an appointment before you come
Instructor: Dr. Ming Li
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 775-682-6861
Office: SEM 235
Course homepage: WebCampus
Basic knowledge in networking
Tentative Topics
Security and privacy issues in
 WiFi networks
 Cognitive radio wireless networks
 Routing protocols
 Localization/Location-based services
 Mobile cloud computing
 Mobile devices
Grading Policy
Homework 30%
Presentation 20%
Participation 10%
Project 40%
A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60
Students are expected to write reviews on assigned research topics/papers. The review must:
 Summarize the existing works
 Point out the weakness if any
 Present novel ideas on the selected topics
Presentation includes three parts:
 Homework results
Suggested papers
Project reports
Group-based projects, 2 students form a group
Three types of projects are appropriate for this course
o Repeat simulation study with a different set of parameters and verify the reported
results done by others
o Give new solutions to a known important problem
o Own project topic
Attend each class
Make presentations on selected topics
Participate in all discussions
Academic Dishonesty
Students are encouraged to study together, however each student must individually prepare his/her
solutions. Cheating, plagiarism or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses constitute academic
dishonesty according to the code of this university. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and
penalties can include canceling a student's enrollment without a grade, giving an F for the course or for
the assignment. For more details, see the University of Nevada, Reno General Catalog.
Disability Services
Any student with a disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to contact
the instructor or the Disability Resource Center (Thompson Building, Suite 101) as soon as possible to
arrange for appropriate accommodations.
ABET Criteria:
An ability to apply knowledge of computing, mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing and engineering