Bo Luo


Bo Luo
  • Professor, EECS
  • Director | HASSC Lab

Contact Info

Nichols Hall Room 341
Lawrence
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Education

Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008, University Park, PA
M.S. in Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong
B.S. in Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology of China, 2001, Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China

Research

My current research interests lie in the intersection of security and privacy and data science. In particular, I'm interested in:
          •   Information and system security
          •   IoT/CPS and hardware-enabled security
          •   Privacy, online social networks

We are looking for self-motivated students who are interested in academic research on information security. If you are interested in this opportunity or if you have questions, please drop me an email: bluo <at> ku <dot> edu.

I am the PI of Jayhawk SFS -- CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program at KU. For more information about the program, please visit Jayhawk SFS program homepage.

I am the director of the Information Assurance Lab (IAL) at ITTC. ITTC is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) and Research (CAE-R) designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

KU has hosted The 3rd KanSec: Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop, and The 6th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop.

Teaching

Fall 2015

EECS765: Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security (graduate)

Spring 2015

EECS565: Introduction to Information and Computer Security (undergraduate)
EECS746: Database Systems (graduate)

Fall 2014

EECS647: Introduction to Database Systems (undergraduate)

Spring 2014

EECS690: Introduction to Information and Computer Security (undergraduate)
EECS767: Information Retrieval (graduate)

Fall 2013

EECS746: Database Systems (graduate)

Spring 2013

EECS690: Introduction to Information and Computer Security (undergraduate)

Fall 2012

EECS168: Programming I (undergraduate)
EECS647: Introduction to Database Systems (undergraduate)

Spring 2012

EECS767: Information Retrieval (graduate)

Fall 2011

EECS168: Programming I (undergraduate)
EECS710: Information Security & Assurance (graduate)

Spring 2011

EECS767: Information Retrieval (graduate)

Fall 2010

EECS647: Introduction to Database Systems (undergraduate)
EECS761: Programming Paradigms (graduate)

Spring 2010

EECS767: Information Retrieval (graduate)

Fall 2008

EECS700: Advanced Database Systems (graduate)
EECS647: Introduction to Database Systems (undergraduate)

Spring 2009

EECS767: Information Retrieval (graduate)

Fall 2008

EECS700: Advanced Database Systems (graduate)

Selected Publications

  1. Tao Xue, Yu Wen, Bo Luo, Gang Li, Yingjiu Li, Boyang Zhang, Yang Zheng, Yanfei Hu, and Dan Meng. SparkAC: Fine-Grained Access Control in Spark for Secure Data Sharing and Analytics. In IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). (Accepted)

  2. Wenchi Ma, Xuemin Tu, Bo Luo, and Guanghui Wang. Semantic Clustering based Deduction Learning for Image Recognition and Classification. In Pattern Recognition, vol. 124, 2022. [pdf]

  3. Sohaib Kiani, Sana Awan, Chao Lan, Fengjun Li, and Bo Luo. Two Souls in an Adversarial Image: Towards Universal Adversarial Example Detection using Multi-view Inconsistency. In Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2021. (Acceptance rate: 24.5%) (ACSAC Distinguished Paper Award) [pdf][code]

  4. Sana Awan, Bo Luo, and Fengjun Li. CONTRA: Defending against Poisoning Attacks in Federated Learning. In European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), 2021. (Acceptance rate: 20.2%)[pdf]

  5. Prashanthi Mallojula, Javaria Ahmad, Fengjun Li, and Bo Luo. You Are (not) Who Your Peers Are: Identification of Potentially Excessive Permission Requests in Android Apps. In IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom), 2021. [pdf]

  6. Congwu Li, Le Guan, Jingqiang Lin, Bo Luo, Quanwei Cai, Jiwu Jing, and Jing Wang. Mimosa: Protecting Private Keys against Memory Disclosure Attacks using Hardware Transactional Memory. In IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), vol. 18, iss. 3, 2021. [pdf]

  7. Lingjing Yu, Bo Luo, Jun Ma, Zhaoyu Zhou, and Qingyun Liu. You Are What You Broadcast: Identification of Mobile and IoT Devices from (Public) WiFi. In USENIX Security Symposium, 2020. (Acceptance rate: 16.1%) [pdf] [presentation on YouTube]

  8. Abdulmalik Humayed, Fengjun Li, Jingqiang Lin, and Bo Luo. CANSentry: Securing CAN-Based Cyber-Physical Systems against Denial and Spoofing Attacks. In European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), 2020. (Acceptance rate: 19.6%) [pdf] [intro video] [presentation on YouTube ]

  9. Tao Xue, Yu Wen, Bo Luo, Boyang Zhang, Yang Zheng, Yanfei Hu, Yingjiu Li, Gang Li, and Dan Meng. GuardSpark++: Fine-Grained Purpose-Aware Access Control for Secure Data Sharing and Analysis in Spark. In Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2020. (Acceptance rate: 23.2%) [pdf]

  10. Xing Song, Lemuel R. Waitman, Yong Hu, Bo Luo, Fengjun Li, and Mei Liu. The Impact of Medical Big Data Anonymization on Early Acute Kidney Injury Risk Prediction. In AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings. May 2020.