David L Spooner


Associate Dean of Science for Academic Affairs

Professor of Computer Science

Faculty of Information Technology & Web Science


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

School of Science

1C05 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street

Troy, New York 12180



Phone: +1(518) 276-6305

Fax: +1(518) 276-2825

Email: spoond@rpi.edu

Office: 1C05 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center


Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM

and by appointment


Spring Course:

ITEC-4370 Information System Security

Meeting Time: Tuesday and Friday, Noon – 1:50


This course covers foundational models for information security, policies, authentication, access control, database security, assurance, auditing, and intrusion detection. It also devotes substantial time to secure coding practices. Students will be expected to complete projects that explore an aspect of information security in detail. Cryptography is not covered since it is a focus of other courses. Prerequisites: CSCI 2500 or ECSE 2660, and CSCI 1200. Experience with database systems recommended.



B. S.       Computer Science   Pennsylvania State University

M. S.       Computer Science   Cornell University

Ph.D.       Computer Science   Pennsylvania State University


Research Interests:

Information systems security

Database systems

Computer Science and Information Technology education