Breakerspace is a research lab at the University of Maryland that gives students experience working on group research projects in the area of computer and network security.
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Computer Science is not only the largest major on UMD's campus; it's one of the largest CS majors in the country. Research advising tends to look more like an apprenticeship than a traditional class, which makes it difficult to scale. The hope is that, through group projects, we can not only make research in UMD CS scale, but also foster a vibrant undergraduate CS research community.
Breakerspace will focus on research in computer and network security. Projects will span a wide variety of topics, including: measuring and securing the Internet of Things (IoT), resisting online censorship, analyzing and detecting malware, and more.
More information will come, but to get a flavor of the kinds of work we'll be doing, see Dave's research.