New papers appearing at ACM MobiCom, UbiComp (2),and SenSys 2015. July 2015.
Congratulations to Shubham on the MobiSys PhD Forum Best Presentation Award. May 2015.
Elevated to ACM Distinguished Scientist. Dec 2014.
I am co-chairing ACM MobiSys. Aug 2014.
AMR Privacy in the news
The Automatic Meter Reading privacy analysis has been reported in the New Scientist and MIT Technology Review (Oct 2012).
Keynote at IEEE VNC 2012
I will present a keynote talk at the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference in Seoul, Korea (Nov 2012).
Mobicom 2012 Best Paper Award:
Mobicom 2012 Best Paper Award: Our paper "Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication" won the best paper award at MobiCom 2012. This is the second year in a row for our group.
IEEE TMC Special Section
The special section on outstanding papers from MobiSys 2011 that I co-edited with David Wetherall has now appeared in the May 2012 issues of the IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing (May 2012).
Keynote at VANET 2012
I will present the keynote talk at the ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Internetworking, Systems, and Applications (Apr 2012).
Inside Science TV Segment on Sensing Driver Phone Use
Our research on sensing driver phone use has been featured on Inside Science TV, an organization supported by the American Institute of Physics, which provides science and engineering content for local television stations (Apr 2012).
Tutorial for Federal Judges
I have been invited to present a tutorial on smartphone and geolocation technology for federal judges at the CLIP Program on Internet Technology Basics (Apr 2012).
Infocom 2012 Panelist
I will serve on the Future Internet Design panel at INFOCOM 2012 (Feb 2012).
Distinguished Talk at CRISP
I have been invited as a distinguished speaker at the 2012 CRISP Workshop on Information Security and Privacy at the University of Denver and will give a talk on Wireless Location Privacy (Jan 2012).
I have been invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
Best Paper Award:
Our paper: Detecting Driver Phone Use Levering Car Speakers won best paper award in MobiCom 2011.
Senators Franken and Coons Cite our Research
WINLAB Wireless Privacy and Securit Research featured on CNN TV
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warns a WINLAB research team together with University of South Carolina collaborators. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire's spressure drops. The researchers have shown that these wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver despite the shielding provided by the metal car body. Since signals in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) include unique codes from each wheel sensor, this raises concerns that drivers' locations could be tracked more easily than through other means, such as capturing images of license plates. TPMS wireless transmissions also lack security protections common in basic computer networking, such as input validation, data encryption or authentication. The researchers demonstrated how a transmitter that mimics, or "spoofs," the sensor signal can easily send false readings and trigger a car's dashboard warning display. This could prompt a driver into stopping his or her car when there is actually nothing wrong with the tires. The WINLAB team included Rob Miller, Sangho Oh as well as Profs. Marco Gruteser and Wade Trappe. Their collaborators at the University of South Carolina were led by Prof. Wenyuan Xu, an ECE and WINLAB alumna. The results of their work were presented at the USENIX Security Symposium, one of the premiere academic computer security conferences and subsequently received a wide press echo in more than 50 media outlets, including a segment on CNN national TV, web stories in the MIT Technology Review, ABC news, Businessweek, and a mention on Slashdot.