NYU Network Security Class
Fall '21 - ECE-GY 9383

General Information

Teaching staff:

  • Instructor: Prof. Danny Y. Huang (please reach out via Slack)

  • Course Assistant: Vaibhav Jain (please reach out via Slack)


  • Class: 14:00 - 16:30 every Thursday

  • Instructor's office hours:

  • Course Assistant's office hours: TBD



Background in undergraduate or graduate networking classes. A good foundation in networking and MAC/TCP/IP is required. If you have not taken networking as a course you should not be taking this course.



  • 10% - class participation in class and/or on Slack (e.g., asking questions and answering others' questions).

    • Bonus: You're highly encouraged to ask good questions and also help your classmates answer questions.

  • 10% - in-class quizzes.

    • For each quiz, you'll be given 100% as long as you complete the quizz; otherwise, you'll be given 0%.

  • 45% - 3 labs, each accounting for 15%

  • 35% - final project

    • 5% - proposal

    • 10% - interim presentation

    • 10% - final presentation

    • 10% - write-up

The final grade will be calculated based on this method.

Late policy:

  • Labs are generally due Monday night, so that I have time to grade them Tuesday and Wednesday, before I discuss the solutions on Thursday. I encourage you to submit by the Monday night deadline; if you cannot make it, please be sure to submit before class time on Thursday. If you submit at or after I discuss the solutions, you'll get a zero for the lab.

Inclusion Statement

The NYU Tandon School values an inclusive and equitable environment for all our students. I hope to foster a sense of community in this class and consider it a place where individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious and political affiliations, and abilities will be treated with respect. It is my intent that all students’ learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. If this standard is not being upheld, please feel free to speak with me.