University of California

Individual Research Cooperation with University of California, USA

Since 2013, Dr. Michael Pradel (CYSEC PI and Head of the Software Lab) and his group work in collaboration with Prof. Koushik Sen at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Their work addresses accuracy, performance, and security issues in JavaScript-based applications. For example, the jointly developed DLint tool, detects serious problems in various popular websites. The results of this collaboration have been presented in several papers at top conferences in Programming Languages and Software Engineering, such as OOPSLA, ICSE, FSE, ISSTA, and ECOOP. The work has been supported by EC SPRIDE, and is supported by CRISP, and the Emmy Noether project ConcSys.

Prof. Kay Hamacher (CYSEC PI and Head of the Computational Biology & Simulation Group) and his group cooperate with Prof. Gene Tsudik at the University of California, Irvine, USA. The partners collaborate in the area of genomic and biomedical privacy. The cooperation is supported by CRISP and has – as of now – led to two joint Dagstuhl seminars on Genomic Privacy (2013 and 2015).

Since 2014, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (CYSEC PI and Head of the System Security Lab) and his group have had a close working relationship with the group of Prof. Farinaz Koushanfar, previously affiliated with Rice University and now with University of California, San Diego, USA. The partners cooperate in the area of secure computation and privacy-preserving computation with an emphasis on making such schemes more efficient and practical for real-world applications. The participants are members of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Secure Computing and engage in regular collaborations and joint projects. The cooperation has been supported by Intel Corporation and has led to joint publications at top-tier conferences such as IEEE Security and Privacy, CCS and DAC.

Joint Publications