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  • Feb
    14

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Prof. Xiangyu Zhang, Professor & University Scholar at Purdue University, "Dynamic Program Analyses & Their Security Applications"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Prof. Xiangyu Zhang

    The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Xiangyu Zhang, Professor & University Scholar at Purdue University.

    Zhang will present a talk entitled "Dynamic Program Analyses & Their Security Applications" on Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 PM in Ford ITW Room.

    Abstract: Dynamic analyses analyze runtime information collected during program execution. They can be classified to two categories: temporal analysis that inspects execution history and spatial analysis that studies states of program execution (e.g., memory states and disk states). They have a wide range of applications in various areas such as software security, debugging, and testing.

    In this talk, I will introduce a number of our dynamic analysis projects.
    Particularly, I will present two kinds of temporal analyses: (1) audit logging; and
    (2) forced execution. Audit logging analyzes software system behavior by inspecting their system level event traces such as file reads/writes and sockets sends/receives. It is critical for understanding advanced security attacks to enterprise systems. Forced execution forces a program to execute even when the required environmental and input conditions are not satisfied. It is highly-effective in disclosing hidden malicious logic in executable programs. In the presentation, I will discuss how audit logging can be used to analyze Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and how forced execution can be used to disclose stealthy unwanted behaviors in a large number of iOS apps.

    I will also introduce memory forensic analysis, which is a kind of spatial analysis. It inspects the memory snapshot of a process to recover critical information such as the files that are being edited in a document processing software, the ongoing conversation in a social-networking software, and the pictures that were taken by a camera app in the past but not saved to disk. Such information is extremely useful in attack investigation.

    Bio: Xiangyu Zhang is a professor and University Scholar at Purdue University. He works on dynamic and static software analysis and their applications in software security, forensic analysis, software debugging and testing. He has received the 2006 ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, NSF Career Award, ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards, Best Student Paper Award on USENIX Security'14, Best Paper Award on CCS'15 and Distinguished Paper Awards on NDSS'16 and USENIX SECURITY'17. He has also co-supervised a dissertation that won the ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2017.

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    TIME Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    26

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Dr. Manos Athanassoulis, PhD Candidate, Postdoctoral Researcher at DASlab, the Data Systems Laboratory at Harvard University, "Tuning, Optimizing, & Selecting the Right Way to Access Data"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    26

    ME 512 Seminar - Heng Chi - Mimetic-Informed Computational Mechanics: Theory, Method Development and Applications

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Feb
    26

    Segal Design Leadership Series presents: Every Day is a Prototype

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM McCormick Auditorium, James L Allen Center

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Northwestern Engineering Events    northwestern-engineering-events@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Feb
    28

    CS Seminar: Dr. Laura Hiatt, Research Scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, "Exploiting Cognitive Priming in Autonomous Systems"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    12:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Carrie Ost    carrie.ost@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Feb
    28

    EECS Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Balazinska, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington, "Performance SLAs for Cloud Data Analytics"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    1

    CS + X: Journalism Colloquium - Prof. Saiph Savage, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Virginia University, "Using Computer-Based Collective Action for Citizen Journalism"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    1

    Northwestern Engineering Dean's Seminar Series presents: Blockchain for the Enterprise: So Much More than Cryptocurrencies

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM ITW Classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Mar
    12

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Joy Arulraj, Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, "Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM ITW Room, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    12

    Mechanical Engineering- Simpson Lecture: Ares Rosakis

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

  • Mar
    15

    CS + X: Journalism Colloquium - Prof. Jessica Hullman, Assistant Professor in the Information School at University of Washington, "Improving Data Reasoning Using Visualization and Automation"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    2:00 PM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Brianna Mello    brianna.mello@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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  • Mar
    24

    Spring Break Begins

    University Academic Calendar

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    TIME Saturday, March 24, 2018

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