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. Between 2015 and 2016, he was 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-theoretic modeling of security problems.

Google Scholar profile e-mail: alaszka at uh dot edu
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I am looking for motivated students to work on research projects in the areas of security, game theory, privacy, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, economics of security, applied cryptography, blockchains, smart contracts, and transactive energy.
Nov 22
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS) journal:
Paper in PDF“Improving Network Connectivity and Robustness Using Trusted Nodes with Application to Resilient Consensus” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Nov 20
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) journal:
Paper in PDF“On the Assessment of Systematic Risk in Networked Systems” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Benjamin Johnson, Jens Grossklags
Nov 17
2017
FSolidM design studio for Ethereum smart contracts available online:
https://cps-vo.org/group/SmartContracts
Nov 17
2017
Papers accepted to the 22nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC 2018) [acceptance rate: 26%]:
Paper in PDF“Designing Secure Ethereum Smart Contracts: A Finite State Machine Based Approach” (PDF)
Anastasia Mavridou, Aron Laszka
Paper in PDF“The Rules of Engagement for Bug Bounty Programs” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Mingyi Zhao, Akash Malbari, Jens Grossklags
Paper in PDF“An Economic Study of the Effect of Android Platform Fragmentation on Security Updates” (PDF)
Sadegh Farhang, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags
Oct 16
2017
Paper accepted to the 1st Workshop on Scalable and Resilient Infrastructures for Distributed Ledgers (SERIAL 2017):
Paper in PDF“On the Design of Communication and Transaction Anonymity in Blockchain-Based Transactive Microgrids” (PDF)
Jonatan Bergquist, Aron Laszka, Monika Sturm, Abhishek Dubey
Sep 29
2017
Paper accepted to the 4th Workshop on Middleware and Applications for the IoT (M4IoT 2017):
Paper in PDF“PlaTIBART: A Platform for Transactive IoT Blockchain Applications with Repeatable Testing” (PDF)
Michael Walker, Abhishek Dubey, Aron Laszka, Douglas Schmidt
Aug 8
2017
Paper accepted to the 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2017):
Paper in PDF“On the Economics of Ransomware” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Sadegh Farhang, Jens Grossklags
Jul 25
2017
Paper accepted to the 7th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2017):
Paper in PDF“Providing Privacy, Safety, and Security in IoT-Based Transactive Energy Systems using Distributed Ledgers” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Michael Walker, Abhishek Dubey, Douglas Schmidt
Jul 17
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the IEEE [2016 Impact Factor: 9.24]:
SURE: A Modeling and Simulation Integration Platform for Evaluation of SecUre and REsilient Cyber-Physical Systems
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Gabor Karsai, Aron Laszka, Himanshu Neema, Bradley Potteiger, Peter Volgyesi, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Janos Sztipanovits
Jul 16
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE) journal:
Paper in PDF“Scheduling Resource-Bounded Monitoring Devices for Event Detection and Isolation in Networks” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Jun 10
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Information Policy (JIP):
Paper in PDF“Devising Effective Policies for Bug-Bounty Platforms and Security Vulnerability Discovery” (PDF)
Mingyi Zhao, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags
Mar 6
2017
Paper invited to the 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks (CySWater 2017):
Paper in PDF“Synergic Security for Smart Water Networks: Redundancy, Diversity, and Hardening” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Waseem Abbas, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Feb 24
2017
Paper accepted to the 2nd International Workshop on Science of Smart City Operations and Platforms Engineering (SCOPE 2017):
Paper in PDF“Optimal Detection of Faulty Traffic Sensors Used in Route Planning” (PDF)
Amin Ghafouri, Aron Laszka, Abhishek Dubey, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Feb 23
2017
Paper accepted to the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2017):
Paper in PDF“Graph-Theoretic Approach for Increasing Participation in Social Sensing” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Jan 22
2017
Paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Security (IJIS) [2015 Impact Factor: 1.28]:
Paper in PDF“A Game-Theoretic Approach for Integrity Assurance in Resource-Bounded Systems” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Jan 21
2017
Paper accepted to the 2017 American Control Conference (ACC 2017):
Paper in PDF“Improving Network Connectivity Using Trusted Nodes and Edges” (PDF)
Waseem Abbas, Aron Laszka, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Dec 27
2016
Paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Communications Letters journal [2015 Impact Factor: 1.29]:
Paper in PDF“Scheduling Battery-Powered Sensor Networks for Minimizing Detection Delays” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Waseem Abbas, Xenofon Koutsoukos
Nov 21
2016
Paper accepted to the AAAI-17 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS 2017):
Paper in PDF“A Game-Theoretic Approach for Alert Prioritization” (PDF)
Aron Laszka, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Daniel Fabbri, Chao Yan, Bradley Malin
Oct 26
2016
Paper accepted for publication in the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) journal [2015 Impact Factor: 1.7]:
Paper in PDF“Monitoring Stealthy Diffusions” (PDF)
Nika Haghtalab, Aron Laszka, Ariel Procaccia, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Xenofon Koutsoukos