C S S L Computer Systems Security Laboratory Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

At CSSL, we are interested in computer systems security research, broadly defined.

We are actively hiring motivated Ph.D. students! If you are currently a student at IISc, and are interested in working on research projects in computer security, please contact us.

People


Vinod Ganapathy
Associate Professor, CSA
Convenor, CSSL

CSSL member Topic of investigation

Rounak Agarwal
M.Tech. (Research) student
At CSSL: January 2018 onwards
Securing mobile payment schemes

Rakesh Rajan Beck
M.Tech. (Research) student
At CSSL: January 2019 onwards
Regulating IoT devices in restricted spaces

Arun Joseph
Ph.D. student
At CSSL: July 2018 onwards
Programming support for enclaved execution

Ajay Ashok Nayak
M.Tech. (Research) student
At CSSL: January 2019 onwards
Hardware support for security

Kripa Shanker
Ph.D. student
At CSSL: January 2018 onwards
Programming support for enclaved execution

Abhinivesh Sreepada
M.Tech. student
At CSSL: January 2019 onwards
Network-based anomaly detection
(in collaboration with Pulse Secure India)

Abhishek Vijeev
Project Assistant
At CSSL: July 2018 onwards
Regulating IoT devices in restricted spaces

Nikita Yadav
M.Tech. student
At CSSL: January 2019 onwards
Permissioned blockchains
(in collaboration with IBM Research India)

Publications

For a full list of publications, please see Vinod Ganapathy's list of papers. The following is a list of papers published since CSSL was created in mid-2017.

Topics ― SEC: Security; PRIV: Privacy; SWE: Software Engineering & Analysis; MOB: Mobile Systems; CLD: Cloud Computing; WEB: Web Platforms; SYS: Computer Systems & Architecture; AI/ML: Machine Intelligence;
fse'20
SEC SWE CLD
An Evaluation of Methods to Port Legacy Code to SGX Enclaves
Kripa Shanker, Arun Joseph, and Vinod Ganapathy
Proceedings of ESEC/FSE'20, the 28th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering
Sacramento, California, USA, November 2020.
M.Tech.
PRIV AI/ML
Model Extraction and Active Learning
Aditya Shukla
Masters Thesis for the M.Tech. by Research Degree
Thesis defended May 2020.
arxiv
2002.06512

PRIV MOB SYS
Privaros: A Framework for Privacy-Compliant Drones
Rakesh Rajan Beck, Abhishek Vijeev, and Vinod Ganapathy
Arxiv 2002.06512
February 2020.
aaai'20
PRIV AI/ML
ActiveThief: Model Extraction using Active Learning and Unannotated Public Data
Soham Pal, Yash Gupta, Aditya Shukla, Aditya Kanade, Shirish Shevade, and Vinod Ganapathy
Proceedings of AAAI'20, the 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
New York, New York, USA, February 2020.
M.Tech.
SWE AI/ML
Experiences in Using Reinforcement Learning for Directed Fuzzing
Subhendu Malakar
Masters Thesis for the M.Tech. by Research Degree
Thesis defended January 2020.
HotMobile'19
PRIV MOB SYS
Regulating Drones in Restricted Spaces
Abhishek Vijeev, Vinod Ganapathy, and Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Proceedings of HotMobile'19, the 20th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Santa Cruz, California, USA, February 2019.
codaspy'18
SEC SYS
Secure, Consistent, and High-Performance Memory Snapshotting
Guilherme Cox, Zi Yan, Abhishek Bhattacharjee and Vinod Ganapathy,
Proceedings of CODASPY'18, the 8th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy
Tempe, Arizona, USA, March 2018.
plas'17
SEC SWE
Compiler Optimizations with Retrofitting Transformations: Is there a Semantic Mismatch?
Jay P. Lim, Vinod Ganapathy and Santosh Nagarakatte,
Proceedings of PLAS'17, the 12th ACM SIGSAC Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security
Dallas, Texas, USA, October 2017.
icdcs'17
SEC SYS CLD
EnGarde: Mutually-Trusted Inspection of SGX Enclaves
Hai Nguyen and Vinod Ganapathy,
Proceedings of ICDCS'17, the 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2017.

Alumni

CSSL alumnus Thesis/Topic First position after CSSL

Aditya Shukla, M.Tech. (Research), 2020
At CSSL: January 2018-January 2020
Model Extraction and Active Learning Software Engineer
ShareChat, Bangalore

Subhendu Malakar, M.Tech. (Research), 2020
At CSSL: June 2017-June 2019
Experiences in using Reinforcement Learning for Directed Fuzzing Member of Technical Staff
Cohesity India, Bangalore

Zad Basheer, M.Tech., 2018
At CSSL: June 2017-June 2018.
A Security Analysis of Some Mobile Payment Applications Software Engineer
Walmart Labs, Bangalore