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David Wu

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Computer Science
Office location and address
85 Engineers Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
CAREER: Foundations of Cryptographic Proof Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2021 – July 31, 2026
SaTC: CORE: Small: Expanding the Frontiers of Lattice-Based Cryptography
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 15, 2020 – December 31, 2022
CS 4102: Algorithms
Credits: 3
Introduces the analysis of algorithms and the effects of data structures on them. Algorithms selected from areas such as sorting, searching, shortest paths, greedy algorithms, backtracking, divide-and-conquer, and dynamic programming. Data structures include heaps and search, splay, and spanning trees. Analysis techniques include asymtotic worst case, expected time, amortized analysis, and reductions between problems. Prerequisite: CS 2102 and 2150 with grades of C- or higher, and APMA 1090 or MATH 1210 or MATH 1310.
CS 4980: Capstone Research
Credits: 1–3
This course is one option in the CS fourth-year thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project. Prerequisite: CS 2150 or CS 2501 topic DSA2 with a grade of C- or higher, and BSCS major
CS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
In-depth study of a computer science or computer engineering problem by an individual student in close consultation with departmental faculty. The study is often either a thorough analysis of an abstract computer science problem or the design, implementation, and analysis of a computer system (software or hardware). Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CS 4998: Distinguished BA Majors Research
Credits: 3
Required for Distinguished Majors completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. An introduction to computer science research and the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Prerequisites: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher and CS BA major status.
CS 6222: Introduction to Cryptography
Credits: 3
This course will provide an introduction to modern cryptography and its applications to computer security. This course will cover the fundamentals of symmetric cryptography (i.e., encryption and message authentication) and public-key cryptography (i.e., key-exchange and signatures) as well as cryptographic protocols like zero-knowledge proof systems. Recommended prerequisites: CS 2102, 3102, and 4102 (or equivalent experience).
CS 6890: Industrial Applications
Credits: 1
A graduate student returning from Curricular Practical Training can use this course to claim one credit hour of academic credit after successfully reporting, orally and in writing, a summary of the CPT experience to his/her academic advisor.
CS 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CS 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3
Formal record of student commitment to project research for the Master of Computer Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
CS 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students who are teaching assistants.
CS 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to thesis research for the Master of Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CS 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students who are teaching assistants.
CS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.