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20-CS-5156 - Security Vulnerability Assessment
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Lab Policy
  1. Up to seven labs will be assigned this quarter. It is hoped that the student will be self-motivated and carefully complete all the assignments for his/her own benefit. All lab submissions will be counted toward a (conventional) grade - see the grading policy for details. It is OK to submit one solution for a group of students of size two or three but no greater: just indicate the names of the team members in a comment on blackboard so I will be sure not to miss it.

  2. Let N be the number of labs assigned this semester. The grading scale will be 0-10 for each lab. The sum of all lab scores will be multiplied by 0.3/N to arrive at the contribution to the conventional score due to labs. Thus, the maximum the labs can contribute to a conventional score is 30 out of 100 points.

  3. All labs have due dates. If a submission is turned in after the due date for that lab, the professor decides whether the submission will be accepted for grading. There are numerous reasons why grading of a submission can be declined but the following policy, at least, is in effect: 1) no submissions will be accepted after the last day of class (the definition of last day of class is given below); 2) at most one lab will be accepted during the last week of class; 3) at most one lab will be accepted during the week before the last week of class. In addition, a lab will not be accepted if the submitter has cheated. Cheating seems to have a different meaning in different parts of the world and the concept does not even exist in some countries so we define cheating in the context of this course here.

    Definition: A week begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.
    Definition: The last week of class is the week that ends IMMEDIATELY BEFORE finals week.
    Definition: The last day of class is Friday of the last week of class.


    Note: the last day of class IS NOT the last day that finals are given - it occurs at least one week before the last day that finals are given and is a Friday.

  4. Of course, students may discuss lab assignments with each other. However, it is customary that any significant help from another student or book should be acknowledged in a comment when you ask me to review what you have.

  5. Two or three students submitting a solution will each receive the same conventional score as if only one person submitted the solution. If the submission is worth brownies (perhaps it is a difficult problem), though, then the value of the solution, in brownies, is divided equally among all members of the group.
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