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 theory and artificial intelligence for security.

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

Google Scholar profile e-mail: alaszka at uh dot edu Twitter
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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.
Special Issue on Game Theory for Security
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
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
Feb 26
2018
I presented our work at the 22nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC 2018):
Presentation in PDF“The Rules of Engagement for Bug Bounty Programs” (slides)
Aron Laszka, Mingyi Zhao, Akash Malbari, Jens Grossklags
Feb 5
2018
Presentation accepted to the 18th Annual High Confidence Software and Systems Conference (HCSS 2018):
“Resilient and Trustworthy Transactive Platform for Smart and Connected Communities”
Aron Laszka, Anastasia Mavridou, Abhishek Dubey
Jan 25
2018
Paper accepted to the 7th International Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (POST 2018):
Paper in PDF“Tool Demonstration: FSolidM for Designing Secure Ethereum Smart Contracts” (PDF)
Anastasia Mavridou, Aron Laszka
Dec 22
2017
Paper accepted to the 34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2018):
“Get Your Workload in Order: Game Theoretic Prioritization of Database Auditing”
Chao Yan, Bo Li, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Aron Laszka, Daniel Fabbri, Bradley Malin
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