Jiawei Yuan

Jiawei Yuan

Assistant Professor

Computer & Information Science

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Dion 308A


2015University of Arkansas Little RockPhD
2011University of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaBS





Foundations of applied cryptography through practical applications. Key concepts of applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography are introduced. Cryptographic primitives, their utilization to develop modern protocols for secure communication, secure computation are discussed. The subjects covered include Symmetric Encryption, Asymmetric Encryption, Message Authentication, Key Distribution and Management, Public Key Protocols, Digital Signatures, and Secure Computation.

Use of DBMS software in the development of an information system. Overview of the ANSI/SPARC Study Group on Database Management Systems model. Relational database model techniques. Emphasis on user views necessary to support data management and retrieval.

The relational, hierarchical, and network approaches to database systems, including relational algebra and calculus, data dependencies, normal forms, data semantics, query optimization, and concurrency control on distributed database systems.

Prerequisite: Completion of three core courses. Research leading to submission of a formal thesis. This course provides a thesis experience, which offers a student the opportunity to work on a comprehensive research topic in the area of computer science in a scientific manner. Topic to be agreed in consultation with a supervisor. A written thesis must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Graded A-F.

Doctoral thesis proposal development based on technical writing process, data interpretation, experimental design. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to assess information from the primary scientific literature, formulate scientific questions (hypotheses), and generate an experimental plan to help validate or nullify their hypothesis. Students will demonstrate a command of oral and written communication skills by completing this course.

Research investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature defining a topic area and preliminary results for the dissertation proposal undertaken before the student has qualified for EAS 701. With approval of the student's graduate committee, up to 15 credits of EAS 601 may be applied to the 30 credit requirement for dissertation research.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the EAS Graduate Program Director.

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