Master Seminar - Information Security

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The seminar will focus on various security and privacy aspects in cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms, security aspects of machine learning platforms, as well as on the security of secure hardware, such as Trusted Execution Environments.

Students are expected to investigate a narrow topic based on recently published literature. The investigation findings are to be included in a report and presented during the class.

We will organize the seminar in the spirit of a scientific conference. Besides writing a report on the selected topic, students are expected to constructively review each other’s reports – akin the peer-review system commonly used in current academic conferences. At the end of this seminar, students will be able to study a narrowly-defined topic, understand basic insights into best research trends and practices in that topic, and write concise scientific reports with respect to their findings. Students will also develop experience in giving scientific presentations, and get valuable insights into peer-reviewing. Students will be evaluated based on the quality of their report, as well as on their presentation skills.

Requirements

Language English
Expose max. 3 pages
Preliminary and final reports max. 12 pages
Presentation 15 min (+5 min Q&A)
Schedule Winter Term 2023/24
07.08. – 
18.08.2023
Application of the topics (Central seminar system of the Faculty)
12.10.2023 Kick-off event in MC 1/54 at 16:00. Attendance is compulsory.
29.10.2023 Submission of the exposé.
30.12.2023 Preliminary final version, submission to supervisor and class for reviews.
14.01.2024 Submission of reviews by students.
30.01.2024 Submission of final version after incorporating the reviews and supervisor’s corrections.
02.02.2024  Presentation day (starting: TBA)
Schedule Summer Term 2024
until 12.04.2023Join the Moodle course for further information. 
12.04.2023Kick-off event in MC 1/54 at 15:00. Attendance is compulsory.
26.04.2023Submission of the exposé.
12.06.2023Preliminary final version, submission to supervisor and class for reviews.
24.06.2023Submission of reviews by students.
09.07.2023Submission of final version after incorporating the reviews and supervisor’s corrections.
11.07.2023Upload of your final presentation.
12.07.2023Presentation day (starting: TBA)