SPriTELab News

Two new NSF Grants Awarded!

NSF funds two new research projects. Read more about these projects here and here!

NSF funds ScooterLab with a Collaborative Research Grant!

We are happy to announce that ScooterLab received full funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CISE Community Infrastructure (CCRI) program.

Paper Accepted at IEEE S&P 2023

Our paper titled "BayBFed: Bayesian Backdoor Defense for Federated Learning" was accepted at IEEE S&P 2023. A pre-print will soon be available at the link below.

Cyber Warriors

SPriTELab is offering Cyber Warriors - a cybersecurity focused summer camp - from July 25-29, 2022 for advanced middle & high school students from San Antonio and surrounding school districts.

NSF Funds new SaTC Multi-disciplinary EAGER Grant

SPriTELab is excited to start a new NSF project with Dr. Mythili Menon (Wichita State Univ.) to study how language skills and linguistic features impact the perception and response of refugees (in the US) to social engineering attacks such as phishing and vishing!

Paper Accepted at DSN 2022

Our paper titled "Background Buster: Peeking through Virtual Backgrounds in Online Video Calls" was accepted at DSN 2022. A pre-print is now available at the link below.

Paper Accepted at WiSec 2022

Our paper titled "An Investigative Study on the Privacy Implications of Mobile E-scooter Rental Apps" was accepted at WiSec 2022. A pre-print is now available at the link below.

PhD Student Opening

SPriTELab has an opening for one PhD student researcher in the broad area of systems security and privacy.

CryptoMiner Game Launched

CryptoMiner, our card game based on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains, has launched and is now available for purchase on The Game Crafter!

Paper Accepted at WiSec 2021

Our paper titled "Write to Know: On the Feasibility of Wrist Motion based User-Authentication from Handwriting" was accepted at WiSec 2021. A pre-print is now available at the link below.

Workshop on a Community Testbed to Support Micromobility Research

ScooterLab is organizing a follow-up of their ScooterLab planning workshop to share several interesting updates to share with the community since the last workshop.

Paper Accepted at SECURITY'21

Our paper "Acoustics to the Rescue: Physical Key Inference Attack Revisited" has been accepted at the USENIX Security Symposium 2021. A pre-print is now available at the link below.

Paper Accepted at NDSS'21

Our paper "Zoom on the Keystrokes: Exploiting Video Calls for Keystroke Inference Attacks" has been accepted at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2021. Full paper now available at the link below.

NSF Funds ScooterLab With a Planning Grant

We are happy to announce that ScooterLab receives preliminary funding from NSF. This 18 month grant will help us plan the development of the various ScooterLab components, and build a community of researchers who will not only be involved in the planning and creation of this testbed, but will also employ this testbed (and its outcomes) in their research.

Dr. Jadliwala Receives the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Jadliwala receives the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his integrated research-teaching project focused on mobile and IoT Security & Privacy.

Paper Accepted at AutoSec 2020

Our paper titled "Security and Privacy Challenges in Upcoming Intelligent Urban Micromobility Transportation Systems" was presented at AutoSec 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Paper Presented at GameSec 2019

Our paper titled "Analyzing Defense Strategies Against Mobile Information Leakages: A Game-Theoretic Approach" was presented at GameSec 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Article Published in PACM IMWUT

Our article titled "Light Ears: Information Leakage via Smart Lights" has been published in the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. It was also presented at UbiComp 2019 in London, UK.

Paper Presented at WiSec 2019

Our paper titled "deWristified: Handwriting Inference Using Wrist-Based Motion Sensors Revisited" was presented at WiSec 2019 in Miami, Florida.

Article Published in IEEE Access

Our article titled "A Practical Framework for Preventing Distracted Pedestrian-related Incidents using Wrist Wearables" has been published in the IEEE Access.

Article Published in IEEE Access

Our article titled "A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Shard-Based Permissionless Blockchains" has been published in the IEEE Access.

Paper Presented at WiSec 2018

Our paper titled "Towards Inferring Mechanical Lock Combinations using Wrist-Wearables as a Side-Channel" was presented at WiSec 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Paper Presented at WearSys 2018

Our paper titled "Keystroke Inference Using Ambient Light Sensor on Wrist-Wearables: A Feasibility Study" was presented at WearSys 2018 in Munich, Germany.

Best Paper Award at WristSense 2018

Our paper titled "Towards a Practical Pedestrian Distraction Detection Framework using Wearables" won the Best Paper Award at WristSense 2018 in Athens, Greece.

Article Published in IEEE TMC

Our article titled "Side-Channel Inference Attacks on Mobile Keypads using Smartwatches" has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

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