My research interests are in cybersecurity and digital forensics with emphasis on:
- Security Vetting of Android Apps
- via static analysis and dynamic analysis
- via machine learning and deep learning
Evaluating Digital Forensics Tools
Application of Game Theory for Cybersecurity
Security and Privacy Issues of In-network Data Aggregation in Distributed Systems
- Design and Implementation of Attribute-based Encryption (ABE) Schemes
In the recent past, I pursued research in the following areas: Static analysis of Android apps (details of our Amandroid tool are available here), applying machine learning and deep learning algorithms for security vetting of Android apps, and more.
The list of projects are as follows:
- Data-driven approaches for security vetting of Android apps (funded by NSF SaTC). Project period: 2017-2021. Other PIs: Simon Ou (University of South Florida) and Doina Caragea (Kansas State University)
- Incorporating standards in Digital Forensics curricula (funded by NIST). Project period: 2017-2019. PI: Yan Wu (BGSU). Co-PI: Myself.
I have had the opportunity to work with a group of motivated students.
- Current MS students
- Prabesh Pathak
- Prabesh Poudel
- Current BS students
- Andrew Meyer
- Past MS students
- Shiva Bhusal (graduated in 2018)
- Dewan Chaulagain (graduated in 2019)
- Past BS students
- David Shaw (graduated in 2020)
Research agenda: We want to work on those problems that excite us and have practical and/or theoretical values.
More details about our research group will be posted soon.