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Research

My research interests span a broad variety of practical security issues, ranging from systems to mobile devices to the web.

I co-direct the NEU Systems Security Lab along with Engin Kirda. We are a member institution of iSecLab. If you’re interested in joining our research group, take a moment to read my advice for applicants first.

Active Projects

  • Plasticity: Breaking the Vicious Crash-Recover Cycle for Brittle Firmware
    Co-Principal Investigator
    ONR – Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems

  • Continuum: Finding Space and Time Vulnerabilities in Java Programs
    Principal Investigator
    DARPA – Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC)

  • Automated Reverse Engineering of Commodity Software
    Co-Principal Investigator
    NSF – Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

  • Firmalice: Modeling and Identifying Malice in Firmware
    Co-Principal Investigator
    DARPA – Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware (VET)

  • Multi-Disciplinary Preparation of Next Generation Information Assurance Practitioners
    Co-Principal Investigator
    NSF – Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Past Projects

  • Automated Inference of High-Level Program Structure
    Principal Investigator
    ONR – Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems

  • DarkDroid: Exposing the Dark Side of Android Marketplaces
    Co-Principal Investigator
    DARPA – Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC)