iSec News

Congratulations to Mahdi, who won the CSE Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Mahdi published four first-author papers in conferences over the last couple of years. One of those papers was published at CHI, which is a highly selective first-tier conference. He demonstrated his outstanding work through various user studies that he conducted to validate his findings.

Congratulations to Hussain for winning the Raytheon Outstanding Professional Software Engineering Student Award

Hussain Mucklai was awarded "Raytheon Outstanding Professional Software Engineering Student Award" for his outstanding accomplishment and contribution as a young software professional. Best wishes for his future endeavour.

Mahdi gets papers at CHI 2015, SOUPS 2015, and ESORICS 2015

Mahdi gets papers at CHI 2015, SOUPS 2015, and ESORICS 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Taiabul Haque for his PhD!

Congratulations to Dr. Taiabul Haque for his PhD! He is currently appointed as an assistant professor at University of Central Missouri. Best wishes for days to come!!

iSec Students get travel grants to attend NDSS 2016

iSec students Sadia, Max, and John get travel grants to attend NDSS 2016. The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2016 will be held 21-24 February 2016 at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California.

Dr. Wright gave a talk for the CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy at U. Waterloo.

Dr. Wright gave a talk for the CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy at University of Waterloo. List of speakers, Dr. Wright's talk

Sadia gets a fully funded trip for CRA Women.

iSec Student Sadia received a fully funded trip to attend a workshop for CRA-W (Computing Research Association - Women). Congratulations!

Dr. Wright gets a new NSF grant with Prateek Mittal (Princeton)

Prateek Mittal (PI, Princeton) and Matthew Wright (Co-PI) are starting a new NSF-funded project on improving anonymity against powerful adversaries. UT Arlington has put out a news release about it:

http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2014/11/wright-computersecurity-grant.php

Jody gets Dovetail in at PETS 2014!

Congratulations to iSec alum Jody Sankey, who will present "Dovetail: Stronger Anonymity in Next-Generation Internet Routing" at PETS 2014 in Amsterdam!

PETS reviewers have very high standards for the work that is accepted, and the Dovetail paper got the highest review scores for any paper I've ever been author on. This speaks to Jody's excellent technical contributions, evaluation, and writing.

Congratulations, Jody!

Dr. Wright visiting Claudia Diaz's group at KU Leuven

Dr. Wright has arrived in Leuven (Belgium), where he'll be working until PETS 2014 in Amsterdam. He will be working Claudia Diaz and her research group on Tor and anonymity system design.

Proost!

Taiabul gets a paper into SOUPS!

Congratulations to iSec alum Jody Sankey, who will present "Dovetail: Stronger Anonymity in Next-Generation Internet Routing" at PETS 2014 in Amsterdam!

Taiabul not only learned deeply about the techniques used in psychometrics, he spent a lot of time carefully constructing the metric and conducting user studies. SOUPS is a tough venue to get accepted at, so this is a great recognition of Taiabul's efforts.

Congratulations!

Mahdi gets Persea in at AsiaCCS

Mahdi N. Al-Ameen got his paper "Design and Evaluation of Persea, a Sybil-Resistant DHT" accepted to AsiaCCS 2014!

Dr. Wright has just presented the paper in Kyoto, since Mahdi could not make the trip this time.

The acceptance rate for full papers was just 16.5%, showing how difficult it was to be accepted this year. Congratulations to Mahdi, who worked very hard to get Persea published.

iSec shows off its research at UT Arlington's E-Week 2012

The iSec lab continues its active participation in this year's E-Week by presenting posters and demos of the research projects. See pictures here.

iSec participates in UTA research week'2011

You can view the pictures of our stall here.

Capture The Flag Contest 2010

iSec participates successfully in UCSB iCTF (International Capture The Flag) 2010 and our team SYNners secured 34th place among 72 teams. Here is the list of participants.

https://ictf.cs.ucsb.edu/ictf10/participants.php