Head Start on Research: HS Student Co-Authors and Presents at USENIX FAST ‘17


Receiving co-author status on a research paper is an honor typically reserved for faculty researchers, graduate or Ph.D. students. Researchers carefully select the few students they take on to work with them on a project, and not every project leads to a published or presented paper.

ReArm-ing Software for Attack: ONR funds Lu’s Vulnerability Research


To quell the size and complexity of software vulnerability, Long Lu, an assistant professor in the computer science (CS) department, may have the answer.

Lu has been awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his research project entitled ReARM: Protecting ARM Binaries via Load-time Reduction and Run-time Read Protection.

According to Lu, his research examines software de-bloating, a term for removing unusable code from software. This unusable code increases the attack surface of the software. Removing it from the software is a “promising countermeasure” against exploitation.

Distinguished Professor Tannenbaum Receives U.S. Air Force Research Grant


Department of Computer Science Distinguished Professor Allen Tannenbaum recently received a government research grant for his work in networks and particle systems.  The award, from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is for Tannenbaum’s project, PDF: Particle Systems and the Dynamics and Functionality of Networks.