Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


COMP 436 001 (CRN: 11936)


Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Chen, Ang
Meeting: 1:00PM - 2:15PM TR HRZ 210 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
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: 50
Section Enrolled: 6
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 50
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 33
Enrollment data as of: 1-OCT-2023 1:29PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
2:00PM - 5:00PM W HRZ 210
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.