Working with SPR@I Professor Andrew Miller, high school student Aman Ladia repurposed a key exchange protocol called OPAQUE to develop a new cryptocurrently protocol called “ZeroWallet”. You can read more about the work here.
Kevin Liao presented work entitled ILC: A Calculus for Composable, Computational Cryptography at PLDI 2019. The implementation of Liao et al., dubbed SaUCy, is a significantly simplified version of Universal Composability. Read more about the work of Liao et al. here.
Amin Kharraz’s paper, OUTGUARD: Detecting In-Browser Covert Cryptocurrency Mining in the Wild has received the best paper award at The Web Conference 2019! Amin Kharraz is a post-doctoral student; he coauthored the paper with graduate students Zane Ma, Paul Murley, research scientist Joshua Mason, professors Andrew Miller, Nikita Borisov, and Michael Bailey, and collaborators Charles Lever and Manos Antonakakis from Georgia Tech. The joint best award was given to two papers among the 225 accepted to the conference.
A team from the decentralized systems lab consisting of Sanket Kanjalkar, Yunqi Li, Yuguang Chen, Joseph Kuo, and Professor Andrew Miller, disclosed resource exhaustion vulnerabilities in 26+ proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies in a recent blog post.
Postdoc Amin Kharraz led a team of researchers conducting measurement work on browser-based cryptojacking. This paper will be published in The Web Conference 2019!