Usable Security Research Group

Usable Security Research Group Members

The Usable Security Group is primarily interested in security issues in emerging areas such as virtual/augmented reality, computer vision, IoT, etc, from the viewpoint that usability is paramount for widespread adoption of new security mechanisms.

Faculty: Charles Fleming, Haining Liang

PhD Students: Ilesanmi OIlade, Dacheng Jiang, Vijayakumar Nanjappan

MS Students: TBD

Undergraduate Students: Chengkai Yu


Recent Publications:

  • M. Ryoo, B. Rothrock, C. Fleming. Privacy-Preserving Egocentric Activity Recognition from Extreme Low Resolution. AAAI 2016.
  • Zhen Yu, Hai-Ning Liang, Charles Fleming, Ka Lok Man (2016). An exploration of usable authentication mechanisms for virtual reality systems. In Proceedings the 2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS’16), 26-28 October, 2016, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Zhen Yu, Ilesanmi Olade, Hai-Ning Liang, Charles Fleming (2016). Usable Authentication Mechanisms for Mobile Devices: An Exploration of 3D Graphical Passwords. IEEE PlatCon- 16: 2016 International Conference on Platform Technology and Service, 15-17 February, Jeju, Korea.
  • D. Jiang, C. Fleming, Prudence Wong. Analysis of Practical Performance of Page Replacement Algorithms for End User Applications. IEEE Conference on Computing and Technology Innovation 2015.
  • Lianyuan Wang, Yuxuan Zhao, David Afolabi, Kalok Man, Hai-Ning Liang, Dawei Liu, Yiu Fai Lam, Charles Fleming, and Moncef Tayahi (2015). Wi-Fi Access Point Roaming: Challenges and Potential Solutions. The 18th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS 2015), 2-4 September, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Haining Liang, Keyu Chen, Charles Fleming, Kalok Man. An Investigation of the use of maps in mobile learning contexts: possibilities and challenges. International Conference on Platform Technology and Service 2015.
  • Charles Fleming, Haining Liang, Yudi An, Kalok Man. Mobistore: Secure cloud-like storage on mobile devices. 17 th IEEE Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2014.
  • Haining Liang, Charles Fleming, and Wei Wang. Secured user authentication interfaces in mobile devices. 17 th IEEE Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2014.
  • Charles Fleming, Ning Cui, Hai-Ning- Liang, and Dawei Liu. Attacking Random Keypads by Click Pattern Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Cyber-enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discover, 2014.
  • Charles Fleming, Xing Zhou, Hai-Ning Liang, and Dawei Lie. DiffuseNet: A Random Walk Based Anonymity Network. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications, and Computing, 2014.
  • Hai-Ning Liang, Xiaowei Dai, Nancy Diniz, Charles Fleming, and Woon Kian Chong. Media Façades in the Wild: Some Lessons. In ICCSET 2014: International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, June 16 – 17, Toronto, Canada, 2014.
  • Hai-Ning Liang, Nancy Diniz, Charles Fleming, Dawei Liu, Wei Wang, and Ka Lok Man. Towards an analytical framework of interactions for mobile devices. In Platform Technology Letters, Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Platform Technology and Service, 11-13 February, Jeju, Korea, 2014. [Best Paper Award.]
  • Hai-Ning Liang, Charles Fleming, Ka Lok Man, and Tammam Tillo. A first introduction to programming for first-year students at a Chinese university using LEGO MindStorms. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE ’13), 26-29 August, Bali, Indonesia, pp.233-238, 2013. IEEE Press.
  • Hai-Ning Liang, Charles Fleming, Jim Morey, and Ka Lok Man. Students’ perception on the use of visual tilings to support their learning of programming concepts. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE ’13), 26-29 August, Bali, Indonesia, pp.121-126, 2013. IEEE Press.
  • Hai-Ning Liang, Charles Fleming, Jim Morey. An exploratory study on the use of visual tilings to introduce programming concepts to beginning programmers. In Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT’13), 15-18 July, Beijing, China. IEEE Press.
  • Zhun Shen, Ka Lok Man, Hai-Ning Liang, Nan Zhang, Charles Fleming, David Olalekan Afolabi, Yanyan Wu, Sheung-Hung Poon. A Light, Mobile Web Service Framework Based on Axis2. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, volume 235, pp.977-985, the 2013 International Conference on Future Information and Communication Engineering (ICFICE2013), Shenyang, China, June, 2013. Springer.
  • C. Fleming, X. Zhou, H. Liang. Dynamic Spectrum Allocation by Distributed Simulated Annealing. IEEE International Conference on Future and Ubiquitous Networks 2013.
  • H. Liang, C. Fleming, T. Tillo, and K.L. Man. A first introduction to programming for Chinese university students using LEGO MindStorms. To be presented at IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2013.
  • H. Liang, C. Fleming, and J. Morey. Students’ perception on the use of visual tilings to support their learning of programming concepts. To be presented at IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2013.
  • H. Liang, N. Diniz, and C. Fleming. Towards a framework for analyzing and designing interactive public media displays. To be presented in the 15th Interaction Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013.
  • H. Liang, C. Fleming, and J. Morey. An exploratory study on the use of visual tilings to introduce programming concepts to beginning programmers. To appear in Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 15-18 July, Beijing, China. IEEE Press.
  • Z. Shen, K.L. Man, H. Liang, N. Zhang, C. Fleming, D. Afolabi, Y. Wu, S.H. Poon. A Light, Mobile Web Service Framework Based on Axis2. To be presented at the 2013 International Conference on Future Information and Communication Engineering.