Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Automated Detection and Analysis of Malicious Android Apps

Wei Wang, Beijing Jiaotong University
Engineering Quadrangle B327
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

<strong>Abstract:</strong>  Android has been a major target of malicious applications (malapps). How to automate the detection and analysis of malapps is an important issue. We will present three parts of our recent work.  First, we explore the permission-induced risk in Android apps in a systematic manner. Second, we extract as many as possible static features from Android apps for the detection and analysis of malapps. Third, we extract structural features from apps for the analysis. The preliminary results show the automated process of the detection and analysis of malicious apps.
 <strong>Biography:</strong>  Dr. Wei Wang is currently associate professor in the Department of Information Security, Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, in 2006. He was a postdoctoral researcher in University of Trento, Italy, during 2005-2006. He was a postdoctoral researcher in TELECOM Bretagne and in INRIA, France, during 2007-2008. He was a European ERCIM Fellow in Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, and in Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, during 2009-2011. He visited INRIA, ETH, NTNU, CNR, and New York University Polytechnic. He has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers in various journals and international conferences. His main research interests include mobile, computer and network security.