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Midwest Security Workshop Debrief

UIowaCS participants to 2019 Midwest Security Workshop - Antonio Bianchi not pictured

A dozen computer scientists from @UIowaCS security group traveled to MSW, from undergraduate students to Assistant Professors.

"The Midwest Security Workshop (MSW) began as a series of five workshops held from 2006–2008 with the goal of bringing together researchers in computer security and privacy from throughout the Midwestern United States. After a decade-long hiatus, MSW returned in 2018. The workshop is open to researchers (including faculty and students) who work on topics related to security and privacy and are based in the midwestern United States, broadly defined."

As as well attending keynote, lightning talks, break-out sessions, and socio-culinary events, our travelers plied their trade in diverse ways:

  • Omar Chowdhury sat on a panel discussing The Future of Computer Security
  • Antonio Bianchi led a Mobile Security break-out discussion sessions
  • Bianchi, Chowdhury, and Zubair Shafiq were paired with students for Speed Advising Assignments
  • The following students presented posters:
  Program Title Advisor
Shehroze Farooqi PhD Measurement and Early Detection of Third-Party Application Abuse on Twitter Zubair Shafiq
Umar Iqbal PhD

ShadowBlock: A Lightweight and Stealthy Adblocking Browser

Zubair Shafiq
M. Hammad Mazhar PhD

A First Look Into Smart Home IoT devices in the Wild

Zubair Shafiq
Bincheng Wang Graduating senior/admitted MCS

Why Johnny Can't Make Money With His Contents: Pitfalls of Designing and Implementing Content Delivery Apps

Omar Chowdhury

Also in the group were Research Assistant Alessandro Brucato, PhD candidate Daniel Yahyazadeh, MCS student Siddarth Kannan, May '19 BS grad Xiao Song, as well as undergraduate researchers Zeyu Lei and Yao Wang.