In general, the MSSI Capstone Project will include both technology and non-technology components, and will be conducted within a team-structured environment comprised of students and faculty mentors (plus external mentors if appropriate). These projects will generally be sponsored by government/industry partners and affiliates of the Information Security Institute, and can also be related to faculty research programs supported by grants and contracts. They should relate to real-world problems and exhibit both theoretical and practical significance. The project must be documented by a report and presentation, as well as other applicable deliverables including but not limited to system prototypes, utility libraries, experimental demonstrations, conference or journal submissions, and so on. It should follow the best practice of system design and development.
Students should actively initiate the project while communicating with the potential faculty mentor for technical issues and the MSSI faculty advisor for project management. They are expected to develop a project plan before the project starts. A presentation will be scheduled when the project concludes. The faculty mentor should approve each milestone of the project with the faculty advisor being informed. When the project is completed with all the deliverables, the faculty advisor assigns a Pass or Fail score upon the recommendation of the faculty mentor.
Click on “MSSI Capstone Project Requirements Spring 2017” for detailed requirements.