PUBLICATIONS - PATENTS - RESEARCH PROJECTS

Journals and Magazines
  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, A. S. Uluagac, A System-level Behavioral Detection Framework for Compromised CPS Devices: Smart-Grid Case, accepted for publication at the ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (ACM TCPS).

  • Z. B. Celik, L. Babun, A. S. Uluagac, G. Tang, and P. McDaniel, Verifying IoT Safety and Security in Physical Spaces, IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, 2019.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, M. Conti, G. Tolomei, and A. S. Uluagac, Advertising in the IoT Era: Vision and Challenges, IEEE Communications Magazine (IEEE COMMAG), Volume 56, Issue 4.

  • J. Lopez, L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A Survey on Function and System Call Hooking Approaches, Journal of Hardware and System Security, September 2017.

  • L.Babun, H. Aksu, and A.S. Uluagac, Stop-and-Frisk: CPS Device Class Identification via Host-Based Fingerprinting, under review for the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

  • C. Kaygusuz, L.Babun, H. Aksu, and A.S. Uluagac, PowerWatch: A Framework for Detecting Compromised Smart Grid Devices, under review for the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection.

  • L. Babun, K. Denney, B. Celik, and A. S. Uluagac, A Survey on IoT Platforms: Communication, Security, and Privacy Perspectives, under review for the Elsevier Computer Networks Journal.

  • L. Puche, L. Babun, K. Akkaya, and A. S. Uluagac, HDMI-Watch: Protecting HDMI Distribution Networks from CEC-based attacks, under preparation.

  • L. Babun, L. Ryan, S. V Radhakrishnan, and A. S. Uluagac, Networked Traffic-Based Fingerprinting of IoT Devices, under preparation. 

  • L. Babun and A. S. Uluagac, A Comprehensive Framework for Securing IoT Settings in the Millenials Era, under preparation. 

  • F. Naseem, L. Babun, C. Kaygusuz, J. Moquin, C. Farnell, M. Alan, and A. S. Uluagac, CSPoweR-Watch: A Cyber-resilient Residential Power Management System, journal version under preparation.

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, and A. S. Uluagac, A Survey on Intrusion Detection Systems for DBMS Security, under preparation.

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, and A. S. Uluagac. IoTBench: A Benchmarking Solution for Smart Home Application Security Analysis, under preparation.

Proceedings Papers
  • A. K. Sikder, L. Babun, A. Acar, Z.B. Celik, H. Aksu, P. McDaniel, E. Kirda, and A. S. Uluagac, KRATOS: Multi-User Multi-Device-Aware Access Control System for Smart Home, accepted for publication at the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2020).

  • A.K.M. Iqtidar Newaz, A. K. Sikder, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, "HEKA: A Novel Intrusion Detection System for Attacks to Personal Medical Devices", accepted for publication at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Systems Security.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, L. Ryan, E. Bentley, K. Akkaya, and A. S. Uluagac, Z-IoT: Device-Type Fingerprinting Framework for Z-based IoT Devices, accepted for publication at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020.

  • K. Denney, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, USB-Watch: A Generalized Hardware-Assisted Insider Threat Detection Framework, Springer Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, 2020.

  • A. K. Sikder, L. Babun, and A.S. Uluagac, AEGIS: A Context-aware Security Framework for Smart Home Systems, accepted for the 2019 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 35).

  • L. Puche, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, HDMI-Walk: attacking HDMI configuration networks via CEC one step at a time, accepted for the 2019 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 35).

  • J. Myers, L. Babun, E. Yao, S. Helble, and P. Allen, MAD-IOT: Memory Anomaly Detection for the Internet of Things, accepted for the Workshop on Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Internet of Things, co-located with the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2019. 

  • F. Naseem, L. Babun, C. Kaygusuz, J. Moquin, C. Farnell, M. Alan, and A. S. Uluagac, CSPoweR-Watch: A Cyber-resilient Residential Power Management System, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) 2019.

  • K. Denney, E. Erdin, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, USB-based Insider Threat Prevention through Hardware-Assisted Anomaly Detection, in Proceedings of the 15th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, Orlando, FL, October 2019.

  • L. Babun, B. Celik, A. Sikder, H. Aksu, G. Tan, P. McDaniel, and A. S. Uluagac, Information Tracking in Commodity IoT, 27th Usenix Security Symposium, Baltimore, USA.

  • C. Kaygusuz, L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, Detection of Compromised Smart Grid Devices with Machine Learning and Convolution Techniques, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, USA.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, Identifying Counterfeit Smart Grid Devices: A Lightweight System Level Framework, in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), France, May 2017.

  • L. Babun, A. I. Yurekli, and I. Guvenc, Multihop and D2D Communications for Extending Coverage in Public Safety Scenarios, 11 IEEE Int. Workshop on Performance and Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks, Clearwater, FL, 2015.

  • L. Babun, M. Simsek, and I. Güvenc, Intercell Interference Coordination for D2D Discovery in LTE-A HetNets, in Proc. of the 2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pages 2202–2207, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2014.

  • L. Babun, B. Celik, H. Aksu, P. McDaniel, and A. S. Uluagac, Real-time Analysis of Privacy-(un)aware IoT Apps: A First Look Into the Ecosystem, under review for the 20th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, A. Acar, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, IoTDots: A Digital Forensics Platform for Smart Settings, under review for the 23rd International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2020)

Patents/Invention Disclosures
  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, A. S. Uluagac, A Method of Resource-Limited Device and Device Class Identification using System and Function Call Tracing Techniques, Performance, and Statistical Analysis,  U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (U.S. Provisional Patent 15/862,044).

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, A. S. Uluagac, Detection of Counterfeit and Compromised Devices using System and Function Call Tracing Techniques, U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (U.S. Provisional Patent 15/581,453).

  • E. Erdin, K. Denney, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, An OS-Independent Hardware-Assisted Method for the Prevention and Detection of Insider Threats to Systems, submitted to Florida International University, 2019.

  • A. K. Sikder, L. Babun, A. Acar, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A Multi-user Multi-device Access Control System with Policy Management for an IoT-enabled Smart Environment, submitted to Florida International University 2018. 

  • C. Kaygusuz, L. Babun, H. Aksu, A. S. Uluagac, A Method for the Detection of Compromised Computing Devices with Machine Learning and Convolution Techniques, submitted to Florida International University, 2018.

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, Abbas Acar, and A. S. Uluagac, A Method for Automatic Evaluation and Modification of Smart Applications to Enable Comprehensive Forensic Analysis for Smart Settings,  submitted to Florida International University, 2018.

  • L. Puche, L. Babun, K. Akkaya, and A. S. Uluagac, A Method for Detecting Unexpected HDMI Consumer Electronics Control Protocol Activities using Machine Learning and Packet Attribute Analysis, under preparation.

Poster, Demos, and Technical Presentations
  • L. Babun and A. S. Uluagac, Blockchain-assisted Privacy Analysis of IoT Apps, GDRR Foundations for Blockchain Data Analytics Workshop, October 2019, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Durham, NC.

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, A. Acar, and A. S. Uluagac, A Digital Forensics Framework for Smart Settings, 12th ACM Conf. on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), May 2019, Miami, Florida.

  • L. Puche, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, Attacking HDMI Distribution Networks, 12th ACM Conf. on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), May 2019, Miami, Florida.

  • K. Denney, E. Erdin, L. Babun, and A. S. Uluagac, Dynamically Detection USB attacks in hardware, 12th ACM Conf. on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), May 2019, Miami, Florida.

  • L. Babun, B. Celik, A. Sikder, H. Aksu, G. Tan, P. McDaniel, and A. S. Uluagac, SaINT: Sensitive Information Tracking for IoT Applications, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Summer 2018.

  • L.Babun, B. Celik, A. Sikder, H. Aksu, G. Tan, P. McDaniel, and A. S. Uluagac, SaINT: Sensitive Information Tracking for IoT Applications, eMerge Americas 2018, Miami Beach, Florida, April 2018.

  • L.Babun, B. Celik, A. Sikder, H. Aksu, G. Tan, P. McDaniel, and A. S. Uluagac, SaINT: Sensitive Information Tracking for IoT Applications, Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity, Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS), University of Florida, February 2018. Best Demo Award.

  • L. Babun, A. K. Sikder, A. Acar, and A. S. Uluagac, Hacking Smart Devices: Live Demonstration, Technical Presentation at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Conference, Florida International University, Miami, FL, December 2017.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A System-Level Framework to Detect Compromised Smart Grid Devices, 2017 Summer Symposium, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), June 2017.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A System-Level Framework to Detect Compromised Smart Grid Devices, Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity, Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS), University of Florida, March 2017. Best Demo Award.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A Framework for Compromised Smart Grid Device Detection, Cybersecurity Center for Secure Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS) Annual Meeting, Florida International University, January 2017. Best Student Poster Award.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A System-Level Approach to Detecting Counterfeit Smart Grid Devices. Technical Presentation at ICS Security Conference S4x17, Miami, FL, January 2017.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A System-Level Approach to Detect Counterfeit Smart Grid Devices, Technical Presentation at First Florida Security Workshop, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, December 2016.

  • L. Babun, H. Aksu, and A. S. Uluagac, A Framework for Compromised Smart Grid Device Detection, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Philadelphia, PA, 2016.

Dissertations and Theses
  • L. BabunOn-device Security and Privacy Mechanisms for Resource-limited Devices: A Bottom-Up Approach, Ph.D. Dissertation, under preparation.

  • L. Babun, Extended Coverage for Public Safety and Critical Communications using Multi-hop and D2D Communications, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Spring 2015.

  • L. Babun, PAM 32: Possible Alternative to a New HDSL, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Spring 2004.

Media
Other Publications
  • L. Babun and A. Infante, Virtual Instruments at the Service of Education: Applications in the Study of Spread Spectrum using a CDMA Model, Universidad 2006, Havana, Cuba, July 2006.

  • L. Babun, F. Rosell, Simulation of a 3x3 MIMO Antenna System using Matlab/Simulink, International Conference FIE 2006, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, August 2006.

  • A. Infante, L. Babun, Improved Implementation of Complex Gaussian Noise Generator, International Conference FIE 2006, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, August 2006

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