SPLICE Publication: The effect of polarization on nonlinear junction detection

Imagine you just moved to a new home or are renting a place for a weekend trip. A visual inventory can help you figure out where the refrigerator, TV, and even some security cameras are, but what if there are additional, hidden, electronic devices that were left behind by others? This paper focuses on detecting… Read More SPLICE Publication: The effect of polarization on nonlinear junction detection

SPLICE Publication on Privacy concerns of older adults using voice-assistant systems

Voice assistant systems (VAS) are software platforms such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant that complete various tasks using voice commands. VAS present opportunities for older adults to improve home safety, participate in remote monitoring, and optimize medication adherence. A recent study found that VAS ownership and use in older adults (>60 years) was similar to… Read More SPLICE Publication on Privacy concerns of older adults using voice-assistant systems

Reflecting on Two Years of SPLICE Achievements

This past month, team members from all seven SPLICE institutions traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire, to meet in-person for the first time since the start of the project in October of 2020. Our annual meeting lasted two and a half days, with the first day including team professional development events, research-based meetings, and a poster… Read More Reflecting on Two Years of SPLICE Achievements

New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

Fitness tracking applications allow athletes to record and share their exercises online, including GPS routes of their activities. However, sharing mobility data potentially raises real-world privacy and safety risks. One strategy to mitigate that risk is a “Privacy Zone,” which conceals portions of the exercise routes that fall within a certain radius of a user-designated… Read More New SPLICE Paper: ‘Users Can Deduce Sensitive Locations Protected by Privacy Zones on Fitness Tracking Apps’

New SPLICE Paper: ‘SoK: Cryptographic Confidentiality of Data on Mobile Devices’

Mobile devices have become an indispensable component of modern life. With high storage capacity, these devices can store large amounts of sensitive personal data, making them a high-value target for data theft, and a valuable source of forensic data for law-enforcement agencies. Over the past several years, device and cloud service providers have deployed a… Read More New SPLICE Paper: ‘SoK: Cryptographic Confidentiality of Data on Mobile Devices’

IBM partners with MSU to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Center

In a recent press release, “IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna pledged for IBM to partner with HBCUs to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, with the goal of building a more diverse U.S. cyber workforce.” Morgan State University (MSU) is one of the first six of more than 20 Cybersecurity Leadership Centers. “Participant universities will have access to a… Read More IBM partners with MSU to Establish Cybersecurity Leadership Center