We are a security research lab affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at William & Mary. Our aim is to design systems that facilitate holistic security improvements for emerging computing platforms (e.g., smartphones, IoT).
In the pursuit of this goal, we are currently researching several approaches for discovering real security vulnerabilities in emerging platforms, developing practical but secure defenses in the form of OS/software enhancements, and enabling evaluation of security systems through novel, data-driven, evaluation frameworks (see Research).
We are looking for passionate new PhD, Masters, and Bachelors students to join the team (more info) !
Our paper, "Towards a Natural Perspective of Smart Homes for Practical Security and Safety Analyses", has been accepted for publication at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020 (Oakland'20)April 26, 2019
Brian Burns graduated with an MS, and a successful Masters Project. Congratulations Brian!April 26, 2019
Ruhao (Tony) Tang successfully defended is Honors Thesis on "Leveraging NLP to Enable Analysis of User Driven Routines". Congratulations Tony!March 29, 2019
Ruhao (Tony) Tang wins the Undergraduate Stephen K. Park Award 2019. Congratulations Tony!March 26, 2019
Our paper, "A Study of Data Store-based Home Automation", received the Best Paper Award at CODASPY'19!December 28, 2018
Our paper, "A Study of Data Store-based Home Automation", has been accepted for publication at the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY'19)November 27, 2018
Our paper, "ACMiner":" Extraction and Analysis of Authorization Checks in Android’s Middleware", has been accepted for publication at the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY'19)August 31, 2018
Our proposal on "Enabling Systematic Evaluation of the Soundness of Android Security Analysis Techniques" has been funded! Thanks NSF! [Abstract]