Instructor             Adwait Nadkarni (apnadkarni@wm.edu)
Location               James Blair Hall–Room:219
Meeting Times     M/W 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Office Hours         M/W 10:30 AM - 12 PM and by appointment (McGlothlin-Street Hall 104C)

The course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the space of Internet of Things (IoT) security and safety. The course will cover a diverse array of challenges in IoT security and safety, with a focus on smart buildings (homes, offices, and campus deployments).

We will explore these challenges in terms of how they relate to existing security research topics, such as network security, authentication, security protocol design and analysis, security modeling, key management, program safety, intrusion detection, DDoS detection and mitigation, and operating systems security. The course will involve paper critiques, a couple of assignments, a final exam, and a semester-long course project. The outcome of the project will be a conference-style research paper, i.e., wherein students will select, define, plan, conduct, and communicate their own original research on IoT security, and in the process develop or refine their research skills.

The syllabus lists the grade distribution, topics covered, and the course requirements.

A detailed list of lecture by lecture contents, assignments, and due dates (subject to change as semester evolves) is available on the course schedule.


Please follow this course website for the up-to-date schedule. Apart from this,

  • We will use Piazza for announcements and class discussions. Please sign up.
  • We will use Blackboard for submissions.

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