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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

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  • May
    21

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Brent Hecht, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies (and by courtesy, EECS), "The Origins, Present, and Future of Algorithmic Bias"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    23

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Pedram Khalili, Associate Professor of EECS Dept. at Northwestern University, "Computing with Nanoscale Magnets"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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  • May
    30

    Meet the Faculty Talk: Prof. Josiah Hester, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Northwestern University, "Computation and Sensing without Reliable Power"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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    TIME Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@ece.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    31

    Symposium on Regenerative Engineering

    Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

    7:30 AM LSouth/LNorth, Prentice Women's Hospital

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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    CONTACT Tara Sadera    tara.sadera@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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  • Jun
    11

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 11, 2018

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  • Jun
    16

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 16, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Commencement

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018

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  • Jun
    29

    EECS Seminar Speaker: Dr. Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at University of Connecticut, "Multi-Dimensional Optical Sensing and Imaging Systems (MOSIS)"

    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    11:00 AM Room L440, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Lana Kiperman    lana@eecs.northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jul
    4

    Independence Day (no classes)

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    TIME Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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