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Seminar-3

"Automatic Permission Recommender for New Android App Development"

Date:
February 26th (Friday)

Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Venue: Jabara Hall (JB-127), WSU

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Huzefa Kagdi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Wichita State University (WSU), Wichita, Kansas. His credentials include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.E. in Computer Engineering. His research interests and publications are in Software Engineering. He is the director of Software Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL). He is serving the program committees of ICPC 2016 and MSR 2016.

Talk Abstract:

Permission mechanisms play a crucial role for ensuring privacy and security of Android mobile applications. An Android app that requires access to the device resources must be granted specific permissions for its correct operation. App developers need to be aware of this API from/to permission traceability, which is not necessarily explicitly documented, for the proper functioning of the desired app feature. In this talk,we will discuss an approach formulated at WSU, named ApMiner, which relies on association rule discovery to identify co-occurrence patterns of Android APIs and permissions.

Light refreshments will be provided...!!
P.S: Please RSVP to CSA@wichita.edu by February 25th (Thursday)


Seminar-2

"Channel Statistics-Dependent Frequency Hopping"

Date:
February 19th (Friday)

Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Venue: Jabara Hall (JB-127), WSU

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Hyuck M. Kwon received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1978 and 1980, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer, information, and control engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1984. Since 1993, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA, where he is currently a Full Professor. His current research interests include 5G wireless, massive multiple-input & multiple-output, millimeter-wave, orthogonal frequency-division multiple-access, cooperative, code-division multiple-access, and frequency-hopping spread-spectrum satellite communication systems.

Talk Abstract:

The talk discusses about channel statistics-dependent, novel, frequency-hopping (FH) pattern generation scheme. Can an FH system with channel-dependent adaptive FH patterns safeguard the communications systems more effectively? If the answer is yes, then how can an efficient channel-dependent adaptive FH pattern be found, and can it be implemented cost-effectively for future communications systems against jamming? This talk discusses answers to the questions posed here.


Seminar-1

"The Invisible Intrusion: How Side-Channel Attacks using Mobile and Wearable Devices go undetected"

Date:
February 5th (Friday)

Time: 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

Venue: Jabara Hall (JB-127), WSU

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Anindya Maiti is a researcher at the SPriTE Lab @ WSU, since 2013. He is also a second year PhD student in the department of EECS @ WSU. His current research interests are focused on security and privacy problems in wearable devices and online social networks.

Talk Abstract:

If you think turning off GPS or microphone on your smartphone is enough for privacy, think again! Attackers can bypass the conventional sensors and use “side-channels” to infer private information. To make things worse, such attacks can easily go undetected. In this seminar we will look into different side-channel attacks using mobile and wearable devices that are distressing for our privacy.

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