Bootcamp: Academic Research
Master-level lab intended as a “bootcamp” for academic research in (human-centered) IT security. Learn about research approaches, methods, and scientific writing by working on a small research project in groups. Previous attendance of our “Human-Centered Security” lecture is recommended.
New Schedule: Due to the ongoing crisis our lab will take place as an online block course. The course will last all-day with a lunch break from 10:00 to ~17:00 starting on the 2020-09-21 to the 2020-09-25.
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Sascha Fahl (Professor), Sabrina Amft or Dominik Wermke (Teaching Assistants).
Within the lab, we will address the following topics:
- Human-Centered Security Research: Brief introduction to previous and current research in the field of human-centered security
- Academic Writing: Learn how academic papers are structured and written
- Presentation: Learn how to present research results
- Research Plans: Guideline to identify interesting paper topics, designing research questions and planning experiments
- Experiment Design: How (not) to design and run experiments such as surveys
- Data Analysis with Python:
- Cleaning Data: Identifying, fixing and removing inconsistencies and error sources (e.g. invalid participants)
- Data Visualization: Using Python/Seaborn to create clear and understandable graphs
|Now||Setup||Logistics, Communication, Tools|
|2020-09-21||Monday||Intro, Academic Writing|
|2020-09-22||Tuesday||Presentation, Research Plans|
|2020-09-24||Thursday||Data Cleaning, Data Visualization|
|2020-09-25||Friday||Paper of the Week|
Please note that the listed literature is just intended as additional information source and is not required for the course.
- Book: “Usable security: history, themes, and challenges” by Simson Garfinkel and Heather Richter Lipford. ISBN-13: 978-1627055291; San Rafael, California (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, 2014.
- Book: “Security and Usability: Designing Secure Systems that People Can Use” by Lorrie Faith Cranor and Simson Garfinkel. ISBN-13: 978-0596008277; O'Reilly Media; 1st Edition, 2005.