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Apr
18

Prakash Shrestha Honored with the Dean’s Award

Prakash Shrestha wins the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduating PhD Student at the Honors Convocation. Congratulations!

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Mar
15

Runner Up, The Mark Weiser Best Paper Award

The SPIES lab’s paper at Percom 2019 was a runner up for the prestigious Mark Weiser Best Paper Award:

Quantifying the Breakability of Mobile Assistants
Maliheh Shirvanian, Summer Vo and Nitesh Saxena
International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)
, March 2019.
[pdf]

Dec
12

Paper accepted to Percom 2019

Quantifying the Breakability of Mobile Assistants
Maliheh Shirvanian, Summer Vo and Nitesh Saxena
International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)
, March 2019.

Nov
08

Paper accepted to NDSS 2019

Acceptance rate as low as 17% (89/521):

The Crux of Voice (In)Security: A Brain Study of Speaker Legitimacy Detection
Ajaya Neupane, Nitesh Saxena, Leanne Hirshfield and Sarah Bratt
In the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), February 2019.

 

Aug
23

Paper accepted to ACSAC 2018

Do Social Disorders Facilitate Social Engineering? A Case Study of Autism and Phishing Attacks.
Ajaya Neupane, Kiavash Satvat, Nitesh Saxena, Despina Stavrinos and Haley J. Bishop
In the 34th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 2018

May
07

Journal paper accepted to IEEE TMC

Sensor-based Proximity Detection in the Face of Active Adversaries
Babins Shrestha, Nitesh Saxena, Hien Truong and N. Asokan.
In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC),
[pdf]

Apr
11

Maliheh Shirvanian Honored with the Dean’s Award

Maliheh Shirvanian received the College Dean’s Award for the outstanding graduating PhD student in the whole college and the outstanding graduating student in the CS department. Congratulations!

 

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Apr
10

Paper accepted to WiSec 2018

Listening Watch: Wearable Two-Factor Authentication using Speech Signals Resilient to Near-Far Attacks .
Prakash Shrestha, and Nitesh Saxena
In ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), To appear in June 2018.
[pdf]

Mar
28

Journal paper accepted to TDSC

Noisy Vibrational Pairing of IoT Devices
Abhishek Anand, and Nitesh Saxena
In IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Special Issue on Emerging Attacks and Solutions for Secure Hardware in the Internet of Things, 2018.
[pdf]

Feb
28

Paper accepted to CNS 2018

Home Alone: The Insider Threat of Unattended Wearables and A Defense using Audio Proximity.
Prakash Shrestha, Babins Shrestha and Nitesh Saxena
In IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), May/June 2018..

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