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NSF REU@NMT CSE 2018


The site of Research Experiences for Undergraduates – Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity is funded by NSF CISE which offers a ten-week summer research experience to a diverse group of undergraduate students. The site is hosted at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). The 2018 program was from Wednesday, May 30 to Friday, August 3.

REU 2018 Team


Students
  • Aidan Jacob

    s (San Juan College, NM)

  • Andrew Corum (Calvin College, MI)

  • Donovan Jenkins (New Mexico Tech, NM)

  • Eric Majidian (California State University, Chico, CA)

  • Isaiah Liljestrand (New Mexico Tech, NM)

  • Jenna Graves (Centre College, KY)
  • Marcelo Gonzales (Colorado School of Mines, CO)
Faculty Mentors
  • Dr. Jun Zheng
  • Dr. Dongwan Shin
  • Dr. Subhasish Mazumdar
  • Dr. Ramyaa

Research Projects
  1. PDF malware detection with visualization techniques (Andrew Corum, Donovan Jenkins, Dr. Jun Zheng) Poster Presentation
  2. Advanced machine learning techniques for botnet detection (Jenna Graves, Dr. Ramyaa) Poster Presentation
  3. Privacy preserving for location-based services using spatial transformations (Aidan Jacobs, Eric Majidian, Dr. Subhasish Mazumdar) Poster Presentation
  4. Developing user mental model through reasoned action approach against semantic attacks (Isaiah Liljestrand, Marcelo Gonzales, Dr. Dongwan Shin) Poster Presentation

Program Activities

Field trip to VLA

Field trip to RiskSense

Technology Commercialization Workshop

Poster Workshop

Midterm Presentation

Final Presentation

Publications
(*: REU students)

Conference 
  • I. Liljestrand*, M. Gonzales*, D. Shin, Developing a mental model for use in the context of computer security, in Proc. of ACM SAC 2019, Apr. 8-12, 2019, Limassol, Cyprus, pp. 2236-2239.
  • A. Corum*, D. Jenkins*, J. Zheng, Robust PDF malware detection with image visualization and processing techniques, in Proc. of The 2nd International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (ICDIS 2019), June 28–30, 2019, South Padre Island, TX, pp. 108-114.
Poster
  • A. Corum*, D. Jenkins*, J. Zheng, PDF malware detection with image processing and classification techniques, Poster presentation at the New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) Research Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 27, 2018.
  • I. Liljestrand*, M. Gonzales*, D. Shin, Developing a mental model, Poster presentation at the New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) Research Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 27, 2018.

The support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation (CNS-1757945).