Security and Privacy

With more data than ever being collected, transmitted and stored, security and privacy are areas of high research interest and value to diverse industries. The sensitive nature of storing and sharing private health information across organizations, for example, is an area of high interest with growing needs for security protections.  

As technology proceeds to rapidly evolve and store information, security becomes a greater risk for users. Here at Case School of Engineering, we prioritize safety and innovation within our work as we venture into developing impactful outcomes. 

The main areas of research focus within Security and Privacy include:

  • Computational privacy: Developing tests to show quantifying privacy risk and identifying vulnerabilities.

  • Protecting privacy: Enhancing technology, including user data shared with service providers and finding ways to enable service provision while protecting individual privacy. This involves finding ways to predict potential violations and enhance software to protect software solutions.

  • Data liability: This includes sequential data such as genomics and location information. This interdisciplinary research area engages partner researchers in the School of Medicine and School of Law. Collaborations with University Hospitals are exploring systems for secure data exchange across different hospital systems. 

  • Software security: Developing automated analysis techniques to detect software vulnerabilities and malicious behaviors, such as improving mobile app security and smart contract security.

  • System security: Developing system solutions to enable intrusion detection, cyber attack investigation, and secure interoperations such as inter-blockchain communication.

Faculty who conduct research in Security and Privacy

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Erman Ayday

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Privacy enhancing technologies, data security and applied cryptographyy

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Michael Rabinovich

Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Investigates solutions to improve Internet performance, scalability and security

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An Wang

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Security and Privacy

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Xusheng Xiao

Assistant Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops automatic analysis tools for computer security and software testing and analysis

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Fanny Ye

Theodore L. and Dana J. Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Research areas mainly include cybersecurity, data mining, machine learning, and health intelligence.