Jedidiah R. Crandall
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Computer Science
Office number FEC 335
For Spring 2013 my office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15pm to 4:45pm.
Research: My research is focused on Internet measurements that are based
on advanced inference techniques, developing natural langauge processing
algorithms for breaking down cultural and langauge barriers, and protecting
people from software that puts their Internet freedoms at risk. To get a good
idea of what I'm working on most recently, see here, here, and here.
Students: I'm currently actively working with six and five halves graduate students:
Geoffrey Alexander, Peipei Cheng, Pravallika Devineni (co-advised with Michalis
Faloutsos), Roya Ensafi, Antonio Espinoza, Maria
Khater (co-advised with Rafael Fierro), Stephen Harding (co-advised with Michalis Faloutsos), Jeffrey Knockel (co-advised with Jared
Saia), Jong Park, Peiyou Song (co-advised with George Luger), and Xu Zhang. I have graduated two Ph.D. students, Mohammed Al-Saleh (now a tenure-track
faculty member at the Jordan University of Science and Technology) and Bilal Shebaro (now a post-doc at Purdue University).
Teaching: For Spring 2013 I'm teaching CS 491/591 (Computer and Network Security), and co-teaching CS 444/544 (Introduction to Cybersecurity) with Antonio Espinoza. Past courses are here. For a cool way to teach information flow and covert channels in your class, see http://werewolves.cs.unm.edu/.
More information: You can also check out my full list of publications, professional activities and some other stuff.
Funding: I'm grateful for my research to be supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER, Trusted Computing, and EPSCoR programs, and by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency CRASH program and an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency seedling.
Academic background: I received my Ph.D. in June 2007 from the Department of Computer Science at U.C. Davis. My
undergraduate degree is from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott,
RECENT RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:
Peiyou (co-advised with George Luger) presented a paper at the 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems (PDF here). Also, her NLP KE 2012 paper (PDF here) won a Best Paper award and she was asked to give the keynote talk.
Tony and I developed a Java version of dynamic information flow
tracking based on taint as a vector, with funding from DARPA and the NSF. The
Java version can be downloaded here, and a document about its operation is here. A
much-improved version written in C will be available soon.
Both Jeff and I will be presenting papers at FOCI 2012, PDFs are here and here.
Roya will be presenting a paper she coauthored with myself and Mike Jacobi titled, "Students Who
Don't Understand Information Flow Should be Eaten: An Experience
Paper" at CSET 2012. PDF is here.
My collaborator, Daniela Oliveira,
presented a paper we coauthored titled, "Holographic Vulnerability Studies:
Vulnerabilities as Fractures in Interpretation as Information Flows Across
Abstraction Boundaries" at NSPW 2012, and was subsequently asked to present the paper at ACSAC 2012 as well. A
PDF is here.
Bilal successfully defended his dissertation, which is available here.
Mohammed successfully defended his dissertation, which is available here.
Tony and Jeff both presented papers at FOCI 2011, which can be
downloaded on my publications page. For
supplementary materials on TOM-Skype see here. Jeff's paper was joint work with Jared Saia.
Roya presented her work on idle port scans at USENIX Security 2010. Watch the video here. This was joint work with Jong Park and Deepak Kapur.
Jong presented his work on the HTML response filtering on China's Internet at ICDCS 2010.