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  • February 2018: Congratulation to Dongpeng and Shuai, who are recognized with The College of IST Circle of Ph.D. Research Distinction Award.
  • January 2018: Congratulations to Pei Wang who got two papers accepted by ICSE 2018!
  • October 2017: Our research paper on crypto bit detection won the Top 10 finalists in the CSAW 2017 Applied Research Competition! Congratulations to Dongpeng and Jiang!
  • August 2017: Welcome new Ph.D. students Dave Foley, Rupesh Prajapati, and Xiaoting Li.
  • August 2017: Dr. Wu was awarded a $3.6m research grant from ONR to support cybersecurity retrofitting!
  • July 2017: Xiao Liu won the best paper award at the International Conference on Software Security and Assurance (ICSSA 2017). Congratulations Xiao!
  • June 2017: Xiao Liu won the bronze medal during the ACM graduate student research competition at the PLDI conference, Barcelona, Spain. Congratulations Xiao!
  • June 14, 2017: Yufei Jiang successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Jiang!
  • June 2017: Dr. Wu is promoted to Associate Professor.
  • June 2017: Dr. Wu becomes Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) Faculty Associate.
  • June 2017: Dr. Wu receives NSF CAREER Award to advance malware detection.
  • June 2017: Shuai Wang presented his research at Chinese Academic of Science (CAS) on side channel attack detection.
  • May 2017: Xiao Liu is awarded three Travel Grants and Scholarship to attend GREPSEC 2017, IEEE S&P 2017, and PLMW @ PLDI 2017!
  • May 2017: Dongpeng Xu started to work as a research intern in Fujitsu Laboratories of America.
  • May 2017: Dongpeng Xu presented his research at IEEE S&P 2017 on cryptographic algorithm detection. (YouTube Link)
  • May 2017: Pei started to work as a research intern at Baidu USA X-Lab.
  • May 2017: Two research papers are accepted by USENIX Security ’17, a top-tier conference in security. One paper is on binary similarity analysis, BinSim: Trace-based Semantic Binary Diffing via System Call Sliced Segment Equivalence Checking, and  the other is on side channel attack detection, CacheD: Identifying Cache-Based Timing Channels in Production Software. Congratulations to Yufei, Dongpeng, Shuai, Pei, Xiao and Jiang!
  • March 2017: Dr. Wu receives NSF CAREER Award.
  • March 2017: Dr. Wu receives the PNC Technologies Career Development Professorship.
  • February 2017: Our paper “Cryptographic Function Detection in Obfuscated Binaries via Bit-precise Symbolic Loop Mapping” is accepted by Oakland ’17, a top-tier conference in security. Congratulations!
  • Jan 207: Pei got invited to give a talk on software protection at Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing.
  • December 2016: Two papers are accepted by ICSE ’17, a top-tier conference in software engineering. One paper is on Android app unpacking, Adaptive Unpacking of Android Apps, and the other is on Android app third party library detection LibD: Scalable and Precise Third-party Library Detection in Android Markets. Congratulations!
  • October 2016: More news on our network moving target defense: Network World, and many other places, including Science DailyScience NewslineInnovation TorontoLearnIT Security NewsCryptoTipsStartupZHomeland Security News WireDaily Mail, and Techxplore.
  • September 2016: A Penn State news release on our moving target defense work: Setting up a decoy network may help deflect a hacker’s hits. The news also appeared in Science Daily. The work is also covered by Angel News and Daily Mail.
  • August 2016: JRed was also covered by Tech Republic: Bloatware as a security risk: Researchers’ innovative ways to combat the scourgeTech Switch, and itek.
  • July 2016: Office of Naval Research (ONR) press release about our work JRed to fight software bloat: Shedding the fat: ONR explores ways to trim software bloat, improve security.
  • May 2016: Dr. Wu receives the George J. McMurtry Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award.
  • May 2016: Pei started to work as a research intern at Baidu USA X-Lab.
  • May 2016: Shuai started to work as a research intern at IBM T.J. Watson research center.
  • March 2016: Pei gave an invited talk on program obfuscation in University of Luxemburg.
  • Nevember 2015: Our Uroboros release has generated a few buzzes on Twitter, Weibo, Reddit, and GitHub.
  • October 2015: Our paper on Translingual Obfuscation has been conditionally accepted by EuroS&P 2016, the 1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy.
  • October 2015: Our paper on Feature-based Software Customization, led by Yufei, has been accepted by HASE 2016, the 17th IEEE High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium.
  • October 2015: Open source software release: Uroboros: Reassembleable Disassembling.
  • July 2015: Our LOOP opaque predicate detection paper has been conditionally accepted by CCS 2015.  The code is released at here.
  • May 12, 2015: Two research papers are accepted by USENIX Security ’15, a top-tier conference in security. One paper is led by Jiang on pipelined symbolic taint analysis, and  the other is led by Shuai and Pei on reverse engineering, reassembleable disassembling. Congratulations!!!
  • April 3, 2015: Dr. Wu and Yufei visit UT Dallas. Dr. Wu gave a colloquium talk on Pipelined Symbolic Taint Analysis and Yufei presented his research on Software Customization.
  • March, 2014: Two research papers, one on replacement attacks and the other on memoized semantics-based binnary diffing, led by Jiang Ming have been accepted by ACNS 2015 and IFIP SEC 2015. Congratulations to Jiang and other coauthors.
  • November, 2014: Dinghao presented the LoPD work in ISSRE 2014 in Naples, Italy.
  • September, 2014: Dinghao presented the PiE work in ASE 2014 in Vasteras, Sweden.
  • July 1, 2014: Paper PiE: Programming in Eliza, by Xiao Liu and Dinghao Wu, has been accepted by ASE 2014!
  • June 16, 2014: Paper Semantics-Based Obfuscation-Resilient Binary Code Similarity Comparison with Applications to Software Plagiarism Detection has been accepted by FSE 2014!
  • May 1, 2014: Dr. Wu got the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his innovative and outstanding research.
  • March 20, 2014: Nan successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations Nan!
  • August 1, 2013: The SPLAD project on Software Plagiarism Detection is funded by NSF.
  • March 1, 2013: The secure lean software project is funded by Office of Naval Research (ONR).
  • August 30, 2012:The Cruiser project is funded by NSF.
  • April 20, 2012: Our paper on Algorithm Plagiarism Detection has been accepted by ISSTA 2012.
  • February 15, 2012: Our paper on building information modeling has been accepted by ASCE 2012.
  • January 30, 2012: Our paper on trusted cloud computing has been accepted by CCGrid 2012.
  • October 19, 2011: Our Kruiser paper has been accepted by NDSS 2012.
  • September 29, 2011: Our paper on leader identification for American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivor Network has been accepted by WITS 2011.
  • August 14, 2011: Our paper on sentiment analysis for online cancer survivor community has been accepted by SocialCom 2011.
  • July 1, 2011: Our paper on remote exploit code analysis has been accepted by SecureComm 2011.
  • February 2, 2011: Our cruiser paper has been accepted by PLDI 2011 (CiteSeer Conference Ranking).
  • December 16, 2010: A research paper on runtime value based software plagarism detection has been accepted by ICSE 2011.
  • February 23, 2011: Our paper on text message classification for emergency response has been accepted by ISCRAM 2011.

Media Coverage 

July 2017

Dr. Wu receives the PNC Technologies Career Development Professorship.


June 2017

Xiao Liu won the bronze medal during the ACM graduate student research competition at the PLDI conference, Barcelona, Spain. Congratulations Xiao!

Dr. Wu receives NSF CAREER Award to advance malware detection.


October 2016

More news on our network moving target defense: Network World, and many other places, including Science DailyScience NewslineInnovation TorontoIT Security NewsHomeland Security News WireTechxplore.

September 2016

A Penn State news release on our moving target defense work: Setting up a decoy network may help deflect a hacker’s hits. The news also appeared in Daily Mail.


July 2016

Office of Naval Research (ONR) press release entitled “Shedding the fat: ONR explores ways to trim software bloat, improve security.” about our work JRed to fight software bloat.

August 2016

TechRepublic covered our JRed work in their article Bloatware as a security risk: Researchers’ innovative ways to combat the scourge.


November 2015

Our Uroboros paper and software release have generated quite a few buzzes on Twitter, GitHub, Reddit, and Weibo (Chinese Twitter).

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/moyix/status/657967369797672960

https://twitter.com/binitamshah/status/658101768258129920

https://twitter.com/z3r0cool/status/658107928759660544

Github:

https://github.com/s3team/uroboros

(We have got 36 stars, 10 watches, and 10 forks in less than a month after release!)

Reddit (reverse engineering):

https://www.reddit.com/r/ReverseEngineering/comments/3pxccp/uroboros_infrastructure_for_reassembleable/

Our tool is also introduced by Tencent Security Lab, in its “daily news” on Weibo (Chinese witter).


November 2012

Dr. Wu receives an NSF grant to support system security research.