Category: Research

Might Be Evil

https://mightbeevil.org/ Secure Computation We are developing techniques and tools to enable useful computation to be done while preserving data privacy.

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EvadeML

Evading Machine Learning-based Malware Classifiers EvadeML is an evolutionary framework based on genetic programming for automatically finding variants that evade detection by machine learning-based malware classifiers. https://evademl.org/  

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UVA Today article on Prof. David Evans: Giving Web Developers Tools to Protect Their Sites and Users (2/5/15)

 Most Internet users know that practicing good online hygiene – never clicking on spam, choosing strong passwords and setting up two-factor authentication – is essential for protecting their personal information. They typically don’t know, however, that unless the developers of the websites they visit take similar precautions, they could still be at risk. That’s because…

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How (Cyber) Secure Are You? The Bigger Picture – WMRA article (Feb. 12, 2015)

By KARA LOFTON • FEB 12, 2015 Today we revisit the question “How secure are you?” in the second half of our two-part series on cyber security. The first segment explored steps consumers can take to keep themselves safe. Now we look at the broader picture—national cyber security and the recent widespread hacks that have compromised the personal…

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abhi shelat receives Google Research Award

abhi shelat and Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam (U. Rochester) receive Google Research Award Congratulations to abhi shelat, and his colleague Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam from U. Rochester. Google received 808 proposals and funded 122.  Title: Fast Secure Computation via Divide and Conquer Secure two-party computation for any function f() allows for mutually distrustful parties to collaborate and compute f()…

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Engineering School Partners with Micron on Groundbreaking Processor

A Worldwide Center For Advanced Processing Research   Micron Technology finds itself in an unusual position for a company known for innovations in computer memory and storage. It has entered new territory by developing a processing chip capable of opening the door to advances in fields like bioinformatics, video/image analytics and network security. It turned…

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Philip Asare: Improving Design Through Research and Teaching (Unbound, Winter 2015)

For graduate student Philip Asare (ECE ’15), the fascination of engineering lies less with discovery than with the process of discovery. He views engineering not so much as an end but as an activity. “When most people think about engineering, they think about the product,” he says. “I think about how it gets made and…

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