Winter Term 2012
Meetings: Monday and Wednesday 03:00PM - 04:20PM
Room: 0313 STAT (State Hall)
Instructor: Prof. Marwan Abi-Antoun
E-mail: (Please include CSC 7110 in the subject line for faster replies.)
Phone: (313) 577-2831 (Please call only during regular office hours. However, you may send email anytime.)
Office: Suite 14.110.2 Maccabees Building
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, after class, 4:20PM 5:30PM or by appointment.
Blackboard: Important information will be posted on Blackboard (http://blackboard.wayne.edu).
The slides for the lectures will be in Blackboard. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back regularly. A date with an asterisk * indicates an exception to the office hours. Please make an appointment to see the instructor at a different time if needed. The important deadlines are highlighted. Generally, all assignments are due before class on the due date.
Assignment (dates subject to
|1||Jan 09||Course introduction|
|2||Jan 11||Introduction to Static Analysis||
Jan 14: Last Day to Register/Add Classes
Martin Luther King Day -- No class
|3||Jan 18||Abstract Syntax Trees
Visitor design pattern
Crystal Static Analysis Framework: AST-based analyses
Crystal static analysis framework
Read Getting Started
Assignment1: Visitor-based static analysis using Eclipse/Crystal
(Due Feb. 01)
|4||Jan 23||Crystal Static Analysis
Brief Overview of Eclipse
|5||Jan 25||Program Semantics|
|6||Jan 30||Dataflow Analysis: Introduction; Zero Analysis|
|7||Feb 01||Dataflow Analysis: Lattices, Abstraction Functions, Control Flow Graphs||Assignment2: Program Representation and Semantics (written)
(Due Feb. 08)
|8||Feb 06||Dataflow Analysis: Flow functions, Worklist algorithm|
|9||Feb 08||Dataflow Analysis: Worklist algorithm; Constant Propagation||
Assignment3: Dataflow Analysis
(Due Feb. 15)
|10||Feb 13||Dataflow Analysis: Flow sensitivity; Reading Definitions; Live Variables|
|11||Feb 15||Dataflow Analysis: Assignment discussion; Midterm Review|
|12||Feb 20||Dataflow Analysis: Correctness|
|13||Feb 22||Midterm Exam||Assignment4: Dataflow
(Due Mar. 12)
|14||Feb 27||Crystal Static Analysis Framework|
|15||Feb 29||Dataflow Analysis: PREfix||A Static Analyzer for Finding Dynamic Programming Errors|
|16||Mar 05||Dataflow Analysis: Inter-procedural analysis|
|17||Mar 07||Project discussion|
Spring Break -- No classes
|18||Mar 19||Metal||Checking System Rules Using System-Specific, Programmer-Written Compiler Extensions||Project: proposals due|
|19||Mar 21||Industry case studies: quality at Microsoft|
|20||Mar 26||Dynamic analysis 1|
|21||Mar 28||Dynamic analysis 2|
|22||Apr 02||Software security||Project: interim status report due|
|23||Apr 04||Threat-based security design|
|24||Apr 09||Elevation of Privilege (EoP)||Read about The Elevation of Privilege (EOP) Game - Microsoft|
|25||Apr 11||Elevation of Privilege (EoP): class activity in threat modeling|
|26||Apr 16||Web security|
Official Course Evaluations
| Instructor will not be present while students complete the evaluation forms.|
|28||Apr 23||Course wrap-up||
April 24: Last day of classes
April 26: Last day to withdraw from classes, with instructor approval.
|29||Friday Apr 27||Project Presentations (1:20 -- 3:50PM)||
Project: presentations and final
reports due (*)
* Unless you are using any remaining late days.
Please note the different day and time, based on the University's official schedule for finals.
Academic integrity: Violations of academic integrity will be handled in accordance with the WSU policy.
Special accommodations: If you have a documented disability that requires accommodations, you will need to register with Student Disability Services for coordination of your academic accommodations. The Student Disability Services (SDS) office is located at 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library in the Student Academic Success Services department. SDS telephone number is 313-577-1851 or 313-577-3365 (TDD only). Once you have your accommodations in place, I will be glad to meet with you privately during my office hours to discuss your special needs. Student Disability Services mission is to assist the university in creating an accessible community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience at Wayne State University.
Late day policy: Each student has 7 late days for the entire semester which can be used on any assignment, so long as the assignment hand-in is not on the critical path for the following assignment. When turning in your work, just let the instructor know how many late days you are using for that assignment. Work turned in late after the late days are used up will only be accepted under extraordinary circumstances, such as a documented medical emergency. In other words, after you use all your late days, you will get a grade of zero for every assignment that you turn in late.
Assignment: design analysis
Assignment: security analysis
This course reuses, by written permission, material by Professor Jonathan Aldrich from Carnegie Mellon University.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:44:00 PM