William Enck

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University and director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory. I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and 2006, respectively, and my B.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State in 2004.

My research focuses on the design, optimization, and measurement of security for computing platforms, specifically on mobile phones, and the complex environments in which they operate. Through the design and evaluation of practical enhancements to existing architectures, my research seeks to improve security guarantees in commodity computer systems. (Short Bio)

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Office: 3260 Engineering Building II
Phone: (919) 513-7905
Email: whenck at ncsu.edu

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Department of Computer Science
EB2, Rm 3260, Box 8206
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA


3320 Engineering Building II
890 Oval Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA

Office Hours (Spring 2019): Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm


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Recent Professional Activities


November 27, 2018: Our paper, ACMiner: Extraction and Analysis of Authorization Checks in Android’s Middleware, has been accepted for publication at the 2019 ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).

June 9, 2018: I presented an invited talk titled Analysis of iOS Access Control Policy at the CyberSecurity@KAIST International Workshop in Daejeon, Korea.

June 5, 2018: I presented an invited talk titled Using Text Analytics to Enhance Security Analysis of Mobile Applications at ACM ASIACCS 2018 in Incheon, Korea.

March 2, 2018: Our paper, iOracle: Automated Evaluation of Access Control Policies in iOS, has been accepted for publication at the 2018 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS).

January 18, 2017: Our paper, PivotWall: SDN-Based Information Flow Control, has been accepted for publication at the 2018 ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR).

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