Security and Privacy Analysis of Smartphone Apps
Project Goals and Description:
We use a number of apps on our smartphones. Those apps often collect a lot of sensitive information, such as user location and contacts, to improve their usability, functionality, etc. However, it is not clear if apps provide strong protections to the collected sensitive information or not. In this project, we design user studies, new algorithms, and new systems to analyze the security and privacy of smartphone apps.
Grand Challenge: Secure cyberspace.
Please contact Dr. Chuan Yue (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the detailed publications and resources including our smartphone devices.
Dr. Chuan Yue (email@example.com) and his PhD students (TBD).
Students who major in Computer Science or already took 200-level CS courses.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
4~5 hours per week.
Research methodology; system design principles and skills; research paper reading, presentation, and writing; communication.
1. Weekly project meeting. 2. Highly level guidance on research direction and methodology. 3. Teamwork with PhD and master students.
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