Course Syllabus for

Frontiers In Security Research
I säkerhetsforskningens framkant

EIT190F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2021
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2021-01-12

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims at widening the student's knowledge about and understanding of different research areas connected to practical and theoretical security issues. This goal is pursued through readying, studying, explaining and discussing recent results published in well-established peer-reviewed venues in the past 2 years. The acquired knowledge will give students a perspective on the width of security-related research and possible tools to progress in and boost their own research path.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course is organized as a series of seminars. Every meeting is dedicated to a different research question or article. The chosen papers must be published within the last 2 years and constitute the course literature.

Course Literature

research papers

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Seminars given by participants. Attend the seminar Give feedback Be active in the discussions and pass the quizzes
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: PhD students whose research is related to security or who are interested in security
Selection criteria: Applicants will be selected according to their background and to how relevant security and cryptography are in their line of research. Up to 12 students can sign up to the course at the same time.

Further Information

Course coordinator: Elena Pagnin,

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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