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Note: This area is not associated with research occurring at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. It is strictly an academic area associated with the MSIT program.

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Associated Faculty

AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center
2022 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Formal Methods, Verification, and Synthesis
  • Trusted Computing
  • System-Level Design Languages and Semantics
  • Specification Languages
Associate Professor
2032 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Security and privacy in cyber-physical systems
  • Social network privacy
  • Network security
  • Secure data sharing and publishing
Bo Luo
2044 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Information security and privacy, database security
  • Information retrieval, Web and online social networks
  • Security and privacy issues in smart grid systems
  • XML and conventional database systems, data management
Hossein Saiedian
Professor, Associate Chair, Director of IT Graduate Programs
2001 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Software architecture
  • Formal methods in software engineering
  • Cybersecurity and information assurance
  • Secure software engineering
  • Software process and project management
  • Software engineering education

Program Objectives

The focus area in information security and assurance provides technical knowledge and practical skills in the science and methodologies for identifying important information assets, securing and protecting such assets, and assuring their availability for authorized users.

Core Coursework (MS)

EECS 780 Communication Networks
Comprehensive in-depth coverage to communication networks with emphasis on the Internet and the PSTN (wired and wireless, and IoT-Internet of Things). Extensive coverage of protocols and algorithms will be presented at all levels, including: social networking, overlay networks, client/server and peer-to-peer applications; session control; transport protocols, the end-to-end arguments and end-to-end congestion control; network architecture, forwarding, routing, signaling, addressing, and traffic management, programmable and software-defined networks (SDN); quality of service, queuing and multimedia applications; LAN architecture, link protocols, access networks and MAC algorithms; physical media characteristics and coding; network security and information assurance; network management. (Same as IT 780.) Prerequisite: EECS 563 or equivalent or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

EMGT 806 Finance for Engineers
An introduction to finance in technology-based organizations. Topics include financial statements analysis, valuation of future cash flows, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and working capital management. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Miller, Linda
M 06:10-09:00 PM BEST 235 - EDWARDS
3 47303
EMGT 821 Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects
Strategic assessment of developmental projects, focusing on the proposed product or service, the organization, project details, and the environment. Topics include application of financial figures of merit, feasibility of competing projects, decisions under uncertainty, risk vs return, and forecasting. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S. Engineering Management program or consent of instructor, EMGT 806, a course in applied statistics. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bowlin, Tom
M 06:10-09:00 PM BEST 215 - EDWARDS
3 41238

Elective Coursework (MS)

EECS 711 Security Management and Audit
Administration and management of security of information systems and networks, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis, anomaly detection, computer forensics, auditing and data management, risk management, contingency planning and incident handling, security planning, e-business and commerce security, privacy, traceability and cyber-evidence, human factors and usability issues, policy, legal issues in computer security. (Same as IT 711.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in EECS, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

EECS 882 Mobile Wireless Networking
Comprehensive coverage of the disciplines of mobile and wireless networking, with an emphasis on architecture and protocols. Topics include cellular telephony, MAC algorithms, wireless PANs, LANs, MANs, and WANs; wireless and mobile Internet; mobile ad hoc networking; mobility management, sensor networks; satellite networks; and ubiquitous computing. Prerequisite: EECS 563 or EECS 780, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

EECS 767 Information Retrieval
This class introduces algorithms and applications for retrieving information from large document repositories, including the Web. Topics span from classic information retrieval methods for text documents and databases, to recent developments in Web search, including: text algorithms, indexing, probabilistic modeling, performance evaluation, web structures, link analysis, multimedia information retrieval, social network analysis. Prerequisite: EECS 647 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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