Displaying items by tag: research and innovation

April 01, 2013

Spies Like Us

Computer security researchers put themselves into the minds of cybercriminals to figure out what they might do next. Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., takes a different approach. His mission is to get inside the minds of users—quite literally, in his latest project—to figure out how to protect them from new attacks.
UAB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the first round of Graduate Student Entrepreneurship Awards.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research, published online in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, has found that college students crossing the street while surfing the Internet on a cell phone are more than twice as likely to be hit or have a close call as when they crossed the street undistracted.
The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $250,000 donation from Facebook in recognition of the center’s role in tracking international criminals behind social-media botnet Koobface as well as other spammers.
Internet Identity (IID), a provider of technologies and services that help organizations secure Internet presence, has graciously sponsored another year of scholarships for students in the computer forensics program.
NSF awarded a new grant to Prof. Solorio that will support the creation of annotated corpora to study mixed-language sources.
University of Alabama at Birmingham study found adolescents ages 14-15 are engaged in media more than 23 total hours daily.
University of Alabama at Birmingham study reveals sleep-deprived adolescents are more likely to be hit by cars while crossing the street than those who are well-rested.
April 12, 2012

Safety Patrol

UAB child safety expert David Schwebel has helped call attention to the everyday dangers of crosswalks, swimming pools, and dog bites through a series of intriguing, headline-grabbing experiments.
Gary Warner, UAB’s director of Research and Computer Forensics, will be featured on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in a story about the FBI Trident Breach case.
The security of computer systems often relies on the actions or decisions of the end users. However, users tend to perform poorly at security tasks or fail to comply with security instructions.
Small devices, especially Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, are being ubiquitously deployed in:  contactless ATM and credit cards, access cards, e-passports,  medical implants and even mobile phones (such as Google Wallet charged with NFC technology), to name a few.
Profs. Thamar Solorio and Ragib Hasan received a three year award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to support their research on document signatures.
UAB’s Antarctic marine research team left campus today for their annual journey to Antarctica.
Nanodiamonds designed to toughen artificial joints also might prevent the inflammation caused when hardworking metal joints shed debris into the body, according to an early study published this week in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been awarded the 2012 neuronal plasticity prize from the Fondation IPSEN, an entity of the Fondation de France.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been awarded the 2012 neuronal plasticity prize from the Fondation IPSEN, an entity of the Fondation de France. 
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