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UT Dallas Researchers Have Six Papers Accepted Into The #1 Cyber Security Conference

This year, researchers at the UT Dallas Cyber Security Research and Education Institute will have a strong presence at the 24th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) with six accepted research papers. One hundred and fifty-one papers were accepted at the CCS’17 conference out of 836 submissions. The conference brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users from all over the world to explore leading-edge ideas and results.

“We have one of the strongest cyber security research group in the world, and this is evident from the six research papers that this group has gotten accepted at the #1 research conference in cyber security research. Our faculty and students have been conducting cutting-edge research in a number of important topics including OS security, programming language security, mobile systems security and hardware security,” notes Dr. Gopal Gupta, the UT Dallas Computer Science Department Head and Erik Jonsson Professor.

Below is the list of CCS’17 accepted papers written by UT Dallas CS professors and their colleagues:

  1. Chaoshun Zuo, Qingchuan Zhao, Zhiqiang Lin. AUTHSCOPE: Towards Automatic Discovery of Vulnerable Access Control in Online Services
  2. Fahad Shaon, Murat Kantarcioglu, Zhiqiang Lin, Latifur Khan. A Practical Encrypted Data Analytic Framework With Trusted Processors
  3. Jake Corina, Aravind Machiry, Christopher Salls, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Shuang Hao, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna. DIFUZE:Interface Aware Fuzzing for Kernel Drivers
  4. Muhammad Yasin, Abhrajit Sengupta, Mohammed Thari Nabeel, Mohammed Ashraf, Jeyavijayan (JV) Rajendran, Ozgur Sinanoglu. Provably-Secure Logic Locking: From Theory To Practice
  5. Sam Silvestro, Hongyu Liu, Corey Crosser, Zhiqiang Lin, Tongping Liu.FreeGuard: A Faster and More Secure Heap Allocator
  6. Wenhao Wang, Xiaoyang Xu, Kevin Hamlen. Object Flow Integrity

“In just over a decade we have put together one of the top Cyber Security Research and Education Institutes which conducts strong interdisciplinary research in several aspects of cyber security including data security and privacy, software systems security, network security, hardware security, cyber physical systems security and data analytics and machine learning for security,” notes Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Director of the UT Dallas Cyber Security Institute and Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor.

In addition to the ACM CCS Conference, UT Dallas CS faculty have also published in other highly-selective cyber security conferences such as the IEEE Security and Privacy Research, NDSS, USENIX Security and ACSAC.


The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 2,400 bachelor’s-degree students, more than 1,000 master’s students, 150 Ph.D. students, 53 tenure-track faculty members and 38 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2017. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.

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