Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020


COMP 436 901 (CRN: 12997)


Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Chen, Ang
Meeting: 1:30PM - 2:50PM TR FULLY ONLINE (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: COMP 321
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required)
Section Enrolled: 11
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 0
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 21
Enrollment data as of: 6-DEC-2023 8:57PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM W TBA TBA
Description: What is “cloud computing?” How do we build cloud-scale systems and components that are secure against malicious attacks, and scale to millions of users? Many of today’s services run inside the cloud – a set of geographically distributed data centers running heterogeneous software stacks. Cloud systems must scale across tens of thousands of machines, support millions of concurrent requests, and they must do so with high security guarantees. This course will start with the fundamentals of cloud computing, introduce key techniques in building scalable and secure systems and expose students to state-of-the-art research advances as well as emerging security threats and defenses in today’s cloud systems. Cross-list: COMP 536, ELEC 510, ELEC 410. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 436 if student has credit for COMP 536.