Instructor: Yashwant K. Malaiya, Professor
Office: 356 CSB
Office Hours: T,Th 11:00-11:50
Text:We will use material from several books, recent publications and reports.Some of the conferences, journals & books in this field.
Objectives: The course involves study of emerging and unexplored topics in highly reliable and secure computing. Each student will
o Read and discuss assigned papers in the class
o Exhaustively search and identify the key the sources of information (journals, conference proceedings, technical press, and technical reports)
o Give class presentations based on the literature found, as well as one’s own work on a specific project.
The project will require original research contributions. Active participation in class discussions is required from all students, including critiquing the work of fellow students and giving suggestions.
Evaluation: Distribution of points:
The major project will be evaluated based on: motivation and significance of the investigation, thoroughness of background research, originality, strength and significance of technical contributions and presentation.The major project must be chosen from a specific set of topics.
|Sept 17||Project proposal|
|Oct 29||Progress report|
|Nov 26||Final draft report|
|Dec 11||Final report|
Grading: The grades are defined in this way:
|I||For exceptional cases only|
Please see the Student Information Sheet for departmental policies.
Outline: The course focuses on techniques for achieving very high reliability in computation. Topics of interest include recent advances in systems, software, hardware in the field of testing, reliability evaluation and fault tolerance. Students will be required to research specific fields, locate relevant articles, make technical presentations and participate in discussions. There will be research assignments that will require students to investigate unsolved technical problems. Here is a list of topics: