Our lab was awarded a grant from the collaboration program by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and Israel’s Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (TAU-ICRC).

You can read the press release from Singapore Management University (SMU) here.

The project, “Safety and privacy of smart city mobile applications through model inference”, is a collaboration of David Lo (SMU), Gao Debin (SMU),  Shahar Maoz (TAU Computer Science), Eran Toch (TAU Engineering), and Eran Tromer(TAU Computer Science).

The project will design a system that detects anomalous and potentially harmful behaviours in apps and create suitable alerts. By creating a model that captures the characteristics of an app’s normal behaviour, it can help to detect violations during runtime, summarise the risk in an informative manner, and give users the opportunity to disallow or approve detected anomalies. There will also be user interaction models for different users, such as power users, senior citizens and children.