Data Security and Privacy

Spring 2018


Slides for lectures, homeworks, and handouts 

Course Management


  • HAAS G66
  • Tuesday and Thursday 3pm to 4:15pm


  • Ninghui Li
  • Office: LWSN 2142K
  • Office hours: Monday 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Teaching Assistant:
  • Huangyi Ge
  • Email: geh@purdue.edu
  • Office: LWSN 2161; #10
  • Office hours: TBA.

Mailing List:  We are using Piazza. Registered students will be added automatically. Notify the instructor if you are auditing and want to be added.

Textbook Information

No required textbook.

Homeworks, Quizs, and Projects (tentative)

  • There will be about 6 assignments, either 3 homeworks and 3 projects, or 4 homeworks and 2 projects. There will be four in-class quizs. Quizs will be annouced ahead of time.


The grade will be based on written written assignments (HW), classroom quizs, (QZ), midterm exam (ME), projects (PR), and final exam (FE), as follows:
Grade = 50% * (HW + PR) + 6% * QZ + 20% ME + 24% * FE.

Exams are closed books and closed notes. 

Academic Integrity

Academic Honesty and Ethical behavior are required in this course, as it is in all courses at Purdue University. The class will be conducted according to the policy written by Professor Gene Spafford. Please take the time to read it carefully. This will be followed unless the instructor provides written documentation of exceptions.

It is allowed and in fact encouraged for students to discuss homework questions. However, you should not look at another student's written/typed answers, and you should not show your written/typed answers to another student. Offences will have consequences ranging from receiving a 0 on the HW to being reported to the school, depending on the seriousness of the offence.

Students are encouraged to talk with the instructor about any questions you have about what is permitted on any particular assignment.