From the course catalog:
Reading, discussion and presentation of research papers in an area of computer science. Each student will write a survey paper and must regularly attend the Computer Science Colloquium.
We will be using Zulip. Contact Prof. Greenberg if you haven’t received an invitation.
|Week||Wednesday||Reading||Presenters||Survey paper deadlines|
|1||01-27||Obfuscation of Executable Code to Improve Resistance to Static Disassembly; planning||Prof. Greenberg|
|2||02-03||Producing Wrong Data Without Doing Anything Obviously Wrong!||Aden, Cassie|
|3||02-10||The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work||Jake, Wil|
|4||02-17||Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems, Unfalsifiability of Security Claims||Alex, Daniel||Paper topic and list of references|
|5||02-24||Runaway Feedback Loops in Predictive Policing||Cassie, Alex, Jorge||LaTeX exercise|
|6||03-03||Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile||Jorge, Daniel|
|03-10||SPRING BREAK WOO SOCIALLY DISTANCED PARTY TIME|
|7||03-17||Automated Inference on Criminality using Face Images and revision with response||Elvis||Annotated bibliography|
|8||03-24||Encore: Lightweight Measurement of Web Censorship with Cross-Origin Requests||Xander, Aden, Gabe|
|9||03-31||AUTOMAN: A Platform for Integrating Human-Based and Digital Computation||James|
|10||04-07||On The Limits of Steganography||Gabe, Samuel||Paper outline and introduction (or other section)|
|11||04-14||Software Engineering Code of Ethics, Menlo Report Companion||Elvis, Jake|
|12||04-21||Toward a Critical Technical Practice: Lessons Learned in Trying to Reform AI||Samuel, Xander, Jack||Draft paper|
|14||05-05||MadMax: Surviving Out-of-Gas Conditions in Ethereum Smart Contracts||Wil, James, Jack|
|05-07||Final survey paper|
NB that the links are to local copies of the paper. Searching the title on the web will find you official versions.
The survey paper summarizes and relates 4-8 CS research papers. You must write your paper in LaTeX. You can use the senior project template or just the
article documentclass. Papers will reasonably be between 7 and 12 pages; other lengths are possible, but we should talk.
You will be writing for two audiences: me (Prof. Greenberg) and your peers. Each of you will have to “peer review” two draft papers, offering constructive feedback on what works and what doesn’t.
Sample papers from Fall 2020 to come.
If you don’t turn in a final paper, you won’t get any credit for the survey paper milestones, putting you at risk of failing the course. There is no unfortunately no room in the schedule for a late survey paper.
I expect the presenting pair to meet with me ~1 week in advance to plan; the presenters and I will chat briefly after class about what went well and what could be improved.