CS awarded a significant amount of technology fee to upgrade its instructional technology infrastructure

The Computer Science Department has been awarded over $85K Technology Fee to upgrade its instructional technology infrastructure in four projects: (1) to upgrade Grads Lab computers, (2) to build CS private cloud services, (3) to upgrade the data center server switch, (4) to upgrade audio–visual technology in classrooms. The Systems Group manager, Yu Wang, and Systems Group member, Bobby Roy, developed the proposals for the four projects. The proposals were selected by the Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee, and approved by the IT Governance Council.

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CS Students to Present in Top Computer Security Conference

Mustakimur R. Khandaker, a Ph.D. student from the CS Department, has published a full paper in the prestigious 28th USENIX Security Symposium, which will hold on August 14-16, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. USENIX Security is one of the top-tier conferences in the Computer Security area. The paper, titled “Origin-sensitive Control Flow Integrity” proposes a new context-sensitive CFI system that can significantly improve the security of the state-of-art CFI systems. This work is the continuation of his earlier work published in EuroS&P’19 titled “Adaptive Call-site Sensitive Control Flow Integrity”. Both projects have been open-sourced available at the author’s GitHub page: https://github.com/mustakcsecuet/. The other students that contributed to the projects include Wenqing Liu and Abu... read more