12/16/03: Examination 2
has been received from ALL students.
11/30/03: Examination 2 has been posted here.Solutions are due on 12/16/03.
11/2/03: Assignment on
Housely-Polk will not be posted.Please continue to study the book.
10/10/03: Examination 1 has been posted here.Solutions are due in class on 10/23/03.
9/21/03: As you all know the 9/18/03 lecture was
cancelled due to Hurricane Isabel.The revised schedule is posted on this page.We have slipped all the lectures by one
slot and will do one less lecture overall.As announced earlier there will be no lecture on 9/25/03.
Please do not sign up for
this course unless you have COMPLETED BOTH INFS 762 AND INFS 766.
There are NO
exceptions to this prerequisite. SORRY!
enrollment in INFS 762 or INFS 766 is not sufficient.
If you ignore this
prerequisite you will have difficulty with the material and do not expect
any sympathy from me.
There are alternate
courses you can take for the MISA degree or for the Information Security
Certificate in Fall 2003.
INFS 767 is offered
every Fall and Spring semester.
This is a tough course
with high expectations of the students. Be prepared to be self-reliant and
don't let yourself get surprised.
We cover a lot of
The source material
is mostly research papers and standards documents that are quite
and assignments require deep understanding of the material, critical thinking
and the ability to write crisply and critically.
It is my policy to
assign open-ended questions to which I do not know the answers. There are
no "right" answers. The point is to present your answer
Look forward to an
Must have completed
INFS 762 and INFS 766. Concurrent enrollment in INFS 762 or INFS 766 is
Must be familiar with
Discrete mathematics and Formal notation (such as INFS 501).
Must know how to access
ACM, IEEE and any other digital libraries available to the GMU community.
On-campus and off-campus access to these libraries is available to all GMU
students. Links are conveniently available at University
Libraries -- Database Wizard
No assistance beyond the
web links above will be provided on these basic Internet capabilities.
There are NO exceptions to
these prerequisites. SORRY!