By Nicole Capozziello
Published March 16, 2021
Members of the University at Buffalo Department of Computer Science and Engineering had a strong showing at the recent 28th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS).
NDSS is considered one of the “big four” security conferences, along with the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), the USENIX Security Symposium, and the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS).
“It is simply amazing that UB had such a significant presence at this top security conference,” says Chunming Qiao, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. “I am extremely proud of our faculty, students, and graduates.”
This year, seven papers were presented by people associated with the department, five by current faculty and two by alums. For 2021, the paper acceptance rate at NDSS was 15.2 percent or 87 out of 573.
Ziming Zhao, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, also co-chaired the third International Workshop on Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Security (AutoSec), a part of NDSS 2021.
The five papers presented by UB faculty and students were:
In addition, three CSE alumni presented papers: Hongyi Wu (PhD ’02) and Chunsheng Xin (PhD ’02), both current professors at Old Dominion University, and Murtuza Jadiwala (PhD ’08), an assistant professor at University at Texas at San Antonio and a recent NSF CAREER Award recipient. Wu and Xin were advised by Chunming Qiao while Jadiwala was advised by Shambhu Upadhaya.
The annual conference is attended by researchers and educators, as well as professionals in the fields of security and technology. It “fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security” while enabling the internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of available security technologies.
The NDSS 2021 conference was held virtually from February 21-25, 2021.