Aron Laszka
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Aron Laszka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

His research interests broadly revolve around the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things, the economics of cyber-security, and game theory and artificial intelligence for security.

Research funded in part by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and Siemens.

Google Scholar profile e-mail: alaszka at uh dot edu Twitter
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Open PhD Student Positions
I am looking for motivated students to work on research projects in the areas of
  • artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science for security,
  • blockchains and smart contracts,
  • cybersecurity and privacy,
  • Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems,
  • game theory and multiagent systems for security,
  • economics of security.
Positions are fully funded and may be supported by externally funded research projects.
May 23
2019
Paper accepted for publication in the Cyber-Physical Systems journal:
Paper in PDF“Integrating Redundancy, Diversity, and Hardening to Improve Security of Industrial Internet of Things” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Waseem Abbas, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
May 8
2019
Paper accepted for publication in the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems journal:
Paper in PDF“A Game-Theoretic Approach for Selecting Optimal Time-Dependent Thresholds for Anomaly Detection” (PDF)
Amin Ghafouri, Aron Laszka, Waseem Abbas, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Apr 18
2019
Paper accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2019):
Paper in PDF“Hey Google, What Exactly Do Your Security Patches Tell Us? A Large-Scale Empirical Study on Android Patched Vulnerabilities” (PDF)
Sadegh Farhang, Mehmet Bahadir Kirdan, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags
Mar 30
2019
Paper accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security journal:
Paper in PDF“Database Audit Workload Prioritization via Game Theory” (PDF)
Chao Yan, Bo Li, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Aron Laszka, Daniel Fabbri, Bradley Malin
Mar 1
2019
Paper accepted to the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Real-Time Computing (ISORC 2019):
Paper in PDF“Augmenting Learning Components for Safety in Resource Constrained Autonomous Robots” (PDF)
Shreyas Ramakrishna, Abhishek Dubey, Matthew P. Burruss, Charles Hartsell, Nagabhushan Mahadevan, Saideep Nannapaneni, Aron Laszka, Gabor Karsai
Feb 27
2019
Paper accepted to the 7th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES 2019):
Paper in PDF“Cyber-Physical Simulation Platform for Security Assessment of the Transactive Energy Systems” (PDF)
Yue Zhang, Scott Eisele, Abhishek Dubey, Aron Laszka, Anurag Srivastava
Feb 20
2019
I presented our work at the 23rd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC 2019):
Presentation in PDF“VeriSolid: Correct-by-Design Smart Contracts for Ethereum” (slides)
Anastasia Mavridou, Aron Laszka, Emmanouela Stachtiari, and Abhishek Dubey
Jan 27
2019
Paper accepted to the 2019 American Control Conference (ACC 2019):
Paper in PDF“Diversity and Trustedness to Increase Structural Robustness in Networks” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Dec 16
2018
Paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE) journal:
Paper in PDF“Graph-Theoretic Approach for Increasing Participation in Networks with Assorted Resources” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Mudassir Shabbir, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Nov 14
2018
Paper accepted to the 23rd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC 2019) [acceptance rate: 22%]:
Paper in PDF“VeriSolid: Correct-by-Design Smart Contracts for Ethereum” (PDF)
Anastasia Mavridou, Aron Laszka, Emmanouela Stachtiari, Abhishek Dubey
Sep 1
2018
Paper accepted to the 24th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2018):
Paper in PDF“TRANSAX: A Blockchain-based Decentralized Forward-Trading Energy Exchange for Transactive Microgrids” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Scott Eisele, Abhishek Dubey, Gabor Karsai, Karla Kvaternik
Aug 19
2018
Paper accepted to the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII 2018):
Paper in PDF“Synergistic Security for the Industrial Internet of Things: Integrating Redundancy, Diversity, and Hardening” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Waseem Abbas, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Aug 10
2018
Paper accepted to the 9th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2018):
Paper in PDF“Cyber-Insurance as a Signaling Game: Self-Reporting and External Security Audits” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Emmanouil Panaousis, Jens Grossklags
Jul 20
2018
Paper accepted for publication in the Sensors journal [5-Year Impact Factor: 3.014 (2017)]:
Paper in PDF“Application-Aware Anomaly Detection of Sensor Measurements in Cyber-Physical Systems” (PDF)
Amin Ghafouri, Aron Laszka, Xenofon Koutsoukos
May 22
2018
Papers accepted to the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain [regular paper acceptance rate: 15.3%]:
Paper in PDF“SolidWorx: A Resilient and Trustworthy Transactive Platform for Smart and Connected Communities” (PDF)
Scott Eisele, Aron Laszka, Anastasia Mavridou, Abhishek Dubey
Paper in PDF“Economic Analyses of Security Investments on Cryptocurrency Exchanges” (PDF)
Benjamin Johnson, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags, Tyler Moore