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CSE Colloquium: Xiaojiang (James) Du

January 30, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5

Computer Science & Engineering


Xiaojiang (James) Du, Associate Professor, Temple University

Monday, January 30, 2017

12:30 – 1:30pm

HBL Class of 1947 Conference room

(located behind Bookworms in the Library)



Title: Camera-based Attacks on Android Mobile Devices


Abstract – Today’s mobile devices are very powerful and many mobile device applications (apps) have been developed and deployed. With the increasing usage of mobile devices, mobile device security has become a critical issue that affects billions of users. As the most popular mobile operating system, Android security has been extensively studied by researchers. However, few works have studied camera related attacks on mobile devices. In this work, we focus on security issues related with mobile device cameras. Specifically, we discover several new attacks that exploit mobile device cameras. We implement the attacks on real Android phones and demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the attacks. Furthermore, we propose a lightweight defense scheme that can effectively detect these attacks.



BioDr. James Du is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. Dr. Du received his B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park in 2002 and 2003, respectively. His research interests are wireless security, security of Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems, wireless networks, computer networks, and systems. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers in these areas. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 and two other conferences, and the Best Poster Runner-up Award from ACM MobiHoc 2014. Dr. Du has been awarded more than 5 million US dollars research grants from the US National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Air Force, NASA, the State of Pennsylvania, and Amazon. He serves on the editorial boards of three international journals. Dr. Du served as the lead Chair of the Communication and Information Security Symposium of the IEEE International Communication Conference (ICC) 2015, and a co-Chair of Mobile and Wireless Networks Track of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2015. He is (was) a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of several premier IEEE/ACM conferences, such as INFOCOM (2007 – 2017), IM, NOMS, ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, BroadNet, and IPCCC. Dr. Du is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Life Member of ACM.


January 30, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5
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UConn Library, 369 Fairfield Way, Unit 1005
Storrs, CT 06269 United States
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