This is a joint interest group by UCI CS working groups to understand the other partners' fields better, explore new ideas, and collaboration opportunities. The bi-weekly meetings are characterized by highly interactive sessions with a mixture of i) fundamentals presentations, ii) stimulus presentations, iii) brainstorming sessions, iv) constructive discussions, v) status reports, and of course, vi) hard work back in the lab. We let students from our labs participate in all parts. For the second quarter 2020, we switched from physical meetings to video conferencing.
The goal is the establishment of a practical blockchain competence in ICS. This cooperation is supported by an ICS Endeavor grant.
Decentralized Matrix Factorization (private)Presentation Slides, Robert Bamler
Peephole Optimization via Convolution (private)Presentation Slides, Min-Yih Hsu
ML-guided Fuzzing (private)Presentation Slides, Matthew Dees
On the Usability of Authenticity Checks for Hardware Security TokensKatharina Pfeffer, Alexandra Mai, Adrian Dabrowski, Matthias Gusenbauer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl, Michael Franz, Katharina Krombholz. In proceedings of the 30th USENIX Security Symposium 2021. (August 2021)
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StackBERT: Machine Learning Assisted Static Stack Frame Size Recovery on Stripped and Optimized BinariesChinmay Deshpande, David Gens, Michael Franz . In Proceedings of the 14th ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security, AISec'21. (November 2021)
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Better Keep Cash in Your Boots - Hardware Wallets Are the New Single Point of FailureAdrian Dabrowski, Katharina Pfeffer, Markus Reichel, Alexandra Mai, Edgar R. Weippl, Michael Franz. In proceedings of the 2021 ACM CCS Workshop on Decentralized Finance and Security, DeFi'21. (November 2021)
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PI Michael Franz co-PI Bryan Cunningham co-PI Padhraic Smyth co-PI Gene Tsudik
Ether transactions have value>0 && dataLen==0. Smart contracts have dataLen > 0.
Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum does not explicitly record block rewards as transactions. This data set recreates block rewards (i.e., the generation of new Ether) in the same format as above.
Clustering & Deanonymization
Program Analysis (Historic)
Secure Systems and Software Laboratory
Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute
Smyth Research Group (The DataLab)
Security and Privacy Research OUTfit
PI Michael Franz
co-PI Bryan Cunningham
co-PI Padhraic Smyth
co-PI Gene Tsudik