Information Privacy with Applications (Fall 2021)

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Instructor: David Sidi
Course Time: Tue/Thu 3:30 - 4:15 PM (AZ)
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Office Hours: Fridays at 10:00 AM (AZ)
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More information is in the syllabus.


Assignment 0: Quick exercises in the shell

There is no deadline for this assignment, as it will not be turned in for a grade, but you should try to get it done in the next day or two.

Assignment 0 - A few quick exercises in the shell, to get used to things.

Assignment 1: Permissions Impersonation

The first three questions are due 31 August 2021 by midnight; the last two are due 07 September 2021.

Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Quantified Self (Integrated Session 1)

Due 09 Sep 2021 by the start of class.

Assignment 2

Assignment 3: Simple Cracking

Due 30 Sep 2021

Assignment 3

Assignment 4: Offline Surveillance (Integrated Session 2)

Due 07 Oct 2021 by the start of class

Assignment 4 (tex file)

Assignment 5: Face Detection

Q2 due Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021; Remainder due 02 Nov 2021

Assignment 5 (set up your VM)

Assignment 6: Database Reconstruction Attacks (Integrated Session 3)

Due Thursday, 28 Oct 2021 by start of class

Assignment 6

Assignment 7: Final Project Proposal

Due Thursday, 16 November 2021

Proposal Assignment (Rubric)

Assignment 8: Anonymity

Due Thursday, 18 November 2021 (as noted in class, beware: this is close to the proposal deadline)


Assignment 9: Final Project Guidelines

Due Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 3:30 PM

Write-up and Presentation Guidelines

Class Sessions

Personal and Group Privacy Technology


Database Privacy


Anonymous Communication


Privacy and Decentralization