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Course Description

Advanced topics on dependability and security modeling, analysis and design techniques for computer-based systems and networks. Topics covered include multistate systems, phased-mission systems, fault-tolerant networks, wireless sensor networks, distributed computer systems, modular imperfect fault coverage, dependent failures, and trust in social networks. The course includes research projects that aim to prepare the students to perform research in the area of dependable and secure computing. Substantial emphasis will be placed on reading research papers in a critical and analytical manner.

Prerequisite: ECE454 or ECE544 or Permission of instructor

Required Text

There is no required text. The important resources are lecture notes prepared by Prof. Xing, which are available from this site before each class meeting. A set of research papers pertaining each topic will be assigned for reading during the semester. Also, a list of recommended reference books is provided in the syllabus.

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What's NEW !

  • Homework#5 assigned and due April 14, Tuesday
  • Please use the following link to join the Zoom Meeting: https://umassd.zoom.us/j/269465869?pwd=eWg2M0tobm9BZzM2OXNTalV0WGUydz09
  • The in-person project 2 meeting by March 27 is cancelled. Please send me an E-copy of your project proposal by March 27 via email for review and approval.
  • Instructor

  • Dr. Liudong Xing
    • Email:   lxing@umassd.edu   
    • Office:  Group II - 209A
    • Phone:   508-999-8883
    • Fax:   508-999-8489

  • Office Hours:  Tue./Thu. 10-11apm, Wed. 9-11am , or by appointment via email.
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