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Fall 2016-2017
* ELE 470   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Smartphone Security and Architecture

Ruby B. Lee

Smartphones are the de-facto computing and communications devices of tomorrow. They can access any information in cyberspace and perform any computations through cloud computing and locally. We study smartphone design and security through an architectural perspective. Topics include smartphone system architecture; System-on-Chip design; heterogeneous and multicore processors; sensors, multimedia, communications and storage subsystems; basic security concepts; hardware and software security in smartphones; security vulnerabilities; use and abuse of built-in sensors; associated wearables and Internet-of-Things; and security improvements.

Sample reading list:
Ruby B. Lee, Security Basics for Computer Architects. Morgan Claypool.
Ruby B. Lee, Lecture notes on Smartphone Security and Architecture
Security and Smartphone conference papers

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to do the readings before class.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ELE 206 and COS 126, or equivalent computer knowledge. Security basics will be covered in class, so no prior security knowledge required..

Other information:
Graduate students interested in learning fundamental security concepts and smartphone architecture are welcome.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22709 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled