Dr. Yangqiu Song Wins Best Paper Award in ACM SIGKDD 2017 Applied Data Science Track
Dr. Yangqiu Song and his collaboration with members at West Virginia University and Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. received the Best Paper Award in applied data science track with a paper titled "HinDroid: An Intelligent Android Malware Detection System Based on Structured Heterogeneous Information Network" at the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD2017). The event took place on 13-17 August 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The paper aims to analyse different relationships between Android malware and Application Programming Interface (API) and create higher-level semantics which require more efforts for attackers to evade the detection. Based on the extracted features, a novel Android malware detection framework, Hindroid, was presented. It introduces a structured heterogeneous information network (HIN), representing Android apps, and a meta-path based approach to link the apps.
Congratulations to Dr. Song and his collaborators!