Computer Science Seminar: Improving Software and Systems Security via Software Analysis

Plan to attend a computer science seminar on Wednesday, February 8 from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in Stuart Building, Room 111 featuring Lannan (Lisa) Luo. As the digital brainpower of the IT revolution, software has become an important driving force of today’s economy, as well as an indispensable element of personal life. Hence, the security of the software and systems becomes increasingly important. In this talk, Luo will present her work on analyzing and enhancing software and systems security, which applies rich and powerful software analysis methodologies. A particular emphasis is placed on two problems: automatically detecting software plagiarism and automatically discovering vulnerabilities in Android Framework.

Luo is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University, under the supervision of Peng Liu. She received her B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from Xidian University, Xi’an, China in 2009, and an M.S. in Communications and Information Systems from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2012. Her research interests include software and systems security. During her Ph.D. study, she focuses on the software piracy problem and mobile computing security. Her research work has been published in FSE (Best Paper Award nomination), ICSE, DSN, and TSE. She did an internship at Microsoft Research Asia in 2015. Find more about her here.