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Spring 2012 Special Topics Offerings

All CSE 489 courses are cross-listed as IT 489.

CSE 489 Zero Defect Software Development with John Shipman
Zero-defect software design:  The development of very high-quality software using the best available methods of specification, verification, and testing.


CSE 489/589 Access Control and Systems Security with Dr. Dongwan Shin
The primary objective of this course is to provide the theory and practice of access control for computer systems and applications. Mainly focusing on different types of authorization models, techniques, policies, and architectures, this course will provide students with the advanced level of knowledge and hand-on experience in designing and implementing information protection systems. Topics include theoretical foundations for access control, formal access control models, access control mechanisms, tools and techniques, information flow policy, trust management, security architectures, and current issues of advanced research in access control. In addition, we will discuss the protection mechanisms of general-purpose operating systems, software systems, and web applications. Course works include two homework assignments and a term project.


CSE 489/589 Wireless Networks with Dr. Jun Zheng
This course will give an introduction to the fundamental concepts and recent advances in the field of wireless networks. The course will introduce the wireless physical layer, discuss commonly used wireless MAC mechanisms, give the wireless data communication standards, and review a number of more advanced topics.


CSE 589 Smart Sensor Networks with Dr. Hamdy Soliman
The class introduces to the sensor networks technology and their advantageous applications, keywords/terminologies, constraints, and challenges on the sensor networks field, in general,  and a special focus on mobile ad-hoc wireless sensor networks in particular. In addition to the MAC protocols (e.g., S-MAC and IEEE 802.15.4-ZigBee), routing protocols at the network layer will be also covered.  The challenging issue of routing over Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks Wireless (MASNET) will be covered, including the latest research in the area of routeless routing protocols. Sensor networks security will be also covered, including node authentication, data confidentiality, and authenticity. There will be two proposed major si/emulation projects for  modeling the deployment and operating performance of sensor networks for the detection of ”forest-fire” and “borders-intrusion“,  students might select one of the above simulation projects for their final class presentation and report. In addition, they will read in the literature any class related research topics,  and present their findings as their midterm presentation exam.


CSE 589 Machine Learning with Dr. Andrew Sung
Major types of artificial neural networks. Fuzzy logic theory and fuzzy systems construction. Genetic algorithms and evolutionary computing. Intelligent systems and engineering applications. Comparative study of the soft computing paradigm as a problem solving methodology.