Vkse-Mo: Verifiable Keyword Search Over Encrypted Data In Multi-Owner Settings, 2017 Xidian University
Vkse-Mo: Verifiable Keyword Search Over Encrypted Data In Multi-Owner Settings, Yinbin Miao, Jianfeng Ma, Ximeng Liu, Junwei Zhang, Zhiquan Liu
Research Collection School Of Information Systems
Searchable encryption (SE) techniques allow cloud clients to easily store data and search encrypted data in a privacy-preserving manner, where most of SE schemes treat the cloud server as honest-but-curious. However, in practice, the cloud server is a semi-honest-but-curious third-party, which only executes a fraction of search operations and returns a fraction of false search results to save its computational and bandwidth resources. Thus, it is important to provide a results verification method to guarantee the correctness of the search results. Existing SE schemes allow multiple data owners to upload different records to the cloud server, but these schemes have ...
Selfie-Takers Prefer Left Cheeks: Converging Evidence From The (Extended) Selfiecity Database, 2017 CUNY Graduate Center
Selfie-Takers Prefer Left Cheeks: Converging Evidence From The (Extended) Selfiecity Database, Lev Manovich, Vera Ferrari, Nicola Bruno
Publications and Research
According to previous reports, selfie takers in widely different cultural contexts prefer poses showing the left cheek more than the right cheek. This posing bias may be interpreted as evidence for a right-hemispheric specialization for the expression of facial emotions. However, earlier studies analyzed selfie poses as categorized by human raters, which raises methodological issues in relation to the distinction between frontal and three-quarter poses. Here, we provide converging evidence by analyzing the (extended) selfiecity database which includes automatic assessments of head rotation and of emotional expression. We confirm a culture- and sex-independent left-cheek bias and report stronger expression of ...
Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe
This paper provides an overview of historic and current organizational limitations emerging in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Building Owner / Operations (AECOO) Industry. It then provides an overview of new technologies that attempt to mitigate these limitations. However, these technologies, taken together, appear to be converging and creating entirely new organizational structures in the AEC industries. This may be characterized by the emergence of what is called the Network Effect and it’s related calculus. This paper culminates with an introduction to Blockchain Technology (BT) and it’s integration with the emergence of groundbreaking technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT ...
The Practicality Of Cloud Computing, 2017 Sacred Heart University
The Practicality Of Cloud Computing, Xiaohua (Cindy) Li
Since its inception, cloud computing has become the current paradigm. Organizations of different size and type have embraced the concept because of its both technological and economic advantages. Sacred Heart University Library has recently published its newly designed website on the cloud. For a small academic library, what does it mean to put their online data on the cloud? This paper will analyze and discuss the advantages of cloud computing, and some potential obstacles created by it through the author’s observations. This paper hopes the uniqueness of the case will contribute to the improvement of cloud computing experience of ...
Operating System Identification By Ipv6 Communication Using Machine Learning Ensembles, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Operating System Identification By Ipv6 Communication Using Machine Learning Ensembles, Adrian Ordorica
Theses and Dissertations
Operating system (OS) identification tools, sometimes called fingerprinting tools, are essential for the reconnaissance phase of penetration testing. While OS identification is traditionally performed by passive or active tools that use fingerprint databases, very little work has focused on using machine learning techniques. Moreover, significantly more work has focused on IPv4 than IPv6. We introduce a collaborative neural network ensemble that uses a unique voting system and a random forest ensemble to deliver accurate predictions. This approach uses IPv6 features as well as packet metadata features for OS identification. Our experiment shows that our approach is valid and we achieve ...
Special Section: Technological Innovations For Communication And Collaboration In Social Spaces, 2017 Singapore Management University
Special Section: Technological Innovations For Communication And Collaboration In Social Spaces, Eric K. Clemons, Rajiv M. Dewan, Robert John Kauffman, Thomas A. Weber
Research Collection School Of Information Systems
Research on social communication and collaboration is of high importance today in Information Systems, especially for interdisciplinary inquiry that emphasizes topics related to strategy, information, technology, economics, and society. The articles that are showcased in this special section of the Journal of Management Information Systems address issues that arise in a number of important contemporary contexts.
One-To-Cloud One-Time Pad Data Encryption: Introducing Virtual Prototyping With Pspice, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
One-To-Cloud One-Time Pad Data Encryption: Introducing Virtual Prototyping With Pspice, Paul Tobin, Lee Tobin, Roberto Gandia Blanquer Dr, Michael Mckeever, Jonathan Blackledge Professor
In this paper, we examine the design and application of a one-time pad encryption system for protecting data stored in the Cloud. Personalising security using a one-time pad generator at the client-end protects data from break-ins, side-channel attacks and backdoors in public encryption algorithms. The one-time pad binary sequences were obtained from modified analogue chaos oscillators initiated by noise and encoded client data locally. Specific ``one-to-Cloud'' storage applications returned control back to the end user but without the key distribution problem normally associated with one-time pad encryption. Development of the prototype was aided by ``Virtual Prototyping'' in the latest version ...
Autonomous Speed Control For Kia Optima, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Autonomous Speed Control For Kia Optima, Andrew J. Combs, Kyle Fugatt, Kevin Mcfall
The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research
The standard method for speed control is the cruise control system built into most modern vehicles. These systems employ a PID controller which actuates the accelerator thus, in turn, maintains the desired vehicle speed. The main drawback of such a system is that typically the cruise control will only engage above 25 mph. The goal of this paper is to describe a system which we used to control vehicle speed from a stop to any desired speed using an Arduino microcontroller and a CAN BUS shield, from where autonomous features can be built upon. With this system, we were able ...
The Dark Destiny Of Safety, 2017 Northwestern University
The Dark Destiny Of Safety, Max Rowe, Jose Trejos
Most people imagine hacking to be an exceedingly complex crime, requiring an understanding of computing systems that goes far beyond that of average, functionally literate PC users. While there are sophisticated hacking techniques which do fit this description, many forms of hacking require little more than the ability to install basic programs on a computer. Perhaps the simplest of all forms of hacking is DDoS , or Denial of Service attack. DDoS is a simple brute-force method that spams a server with millions of identical simple requests, which can cause sites and providers to be overloaded and temporarily shut down. Users ...
Network Connection Blocker, Method, And Computer Readable Memory For Monitoring Connections In A Computer Network And Blocking The Unwanted Connections, Douglas W. Jacobson, James A. Davis
A network connection blocker for monitoring connections between host computers in a network and blocking the unwanted connections. The host computers transmit connection packets between each other in accordance with a network protocol suite when seeking to establish, providing network services with, and close the connections. The network protocol suite includes a connection oriented transport layer protocol. The network connection blocker comprises a network interface that receives the connection packets transmitted between the host computers. It also comprises a blocking module that processes the received connection packets to detect the unwanted connections. The blocking module then generates connection packets in ...
Smartgarden, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Smartgarden, Samuel S. Lees, Matthew T. Lindly
The problem that the SmartGarden project seeks to solve is the challenge of watering succulents correctly and maintaining consistent plant health. Too much water can cause root rot and drowning while too little water can cause dehydration and starvation.
The SmartGarden solves this common problem by configuring a Raspberry Pi to measure soil moisture, store the data to an AWS server in the cloud, and water the succulent when necessary, informing the user by providing both a web-interface and a variety of notifications.
Blend It Wine Blending Distribution System, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Blend It Wine Blending Distribution System, Connor Clarry, Russell Temple, Matt Moren
No abstract provided.
Micro-Spi Sediment Profile Imaging Micro-Inspector, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Micro-Spi Sediment Profile Imaging Micro-Inspector, Andrew P. Corvin, Caleb T. Davies, Matt R. Ferrari
This project was proposed by Dr. Brian Paavo through a desire to more easily study the benthic sediment layers of the ocean. To do so, he asked us to build a simple and compact machine for use in sediment profile imagery (SPI). Although devices like this already exist, they are all large scale devices that require a ship with a crane to deploy, which is expensive and time consuming. Instead, he desired a “micro” SPI, which is capable of being deployed from a small vessel that can easily navigate shallow waters. Our interpretation of these requirements was as follows: a ...
An Analysis Of Heroku And Aws For Growing Startups, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
An Analysis Of Heroku And Aws For Growing Startups, Colton B. Stapper
This project presents information on the architecture of most modern cloud-hosting platforms, and gives a cost-benefit analysis of two common Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) companies: Heroku and AWS.
Wireless Window Blinds, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Wireless Window Blinds, Cooper Laone, Niraj Morar, Zachary Malig, Jake Phillips
The Internet of Things asserts that there exists a global need for all objects to connect easily and accessibly. Today, smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart watches makeup just a few of the interconnected devices by the greater population. As a result a growing need for wireless connection between personal devices like phones, and computers to everyday appliances exists. This idea extends directly to households, businesses and buildings, where a growing need for smart home or smart-business appliances has taken root. Many companies like Nest, ADT and Apple make products for automated home security and in home media control. The Wireless ...
Djukebox: A Mobile Application Senior Project, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Djukebox: A Mobile Application Senior Project, Alexander M. Mitchell
I’m going to discuss the process used to research, design, and develop a mobile application to handle song requests from patrons to disc jockeys. The research phase was completed in the first half of the project, during CSC-491, along with much of the design. The rest of the design and all of the development was completed during CSC-492. Once development began there were times when reverting back to the design phase was needed, which became apparent as more was learned about the mobile platform chosen for development, Android, and the backend server utilized, Google Firebase. Ultimately the project was ...
The Impact Of Greenhouse Environmental Conditions On The Signal Strength Of Wi-Fi Based Sensor Network, 2017 University of Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam
The Impact Of Greenhouse Environmental Conditions On The Signal Strength Of Wi-Fi Based Sensor Network, Ali Çaylı, Ali Selcuk Mercanli
Vertical Search Engines, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Vertical Search Engines, Kevin Curran, Jude Mc Glinchey
The ITB Journal
This paper outlines the growth in popularity of vertical search engines, their origins, the differences between them and well-known broad based search engines such as Google and Yahoo. We also discuss their use in business-to-business, their marketing and advertising costs, what the revenue streams are and who uses them.
Be Aware With A Honeypot, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Be Aware With A Honeypot, Stephen Meyer, Ivan Smyth, Mark Cummins, Anthony Keane
The ITB Journal
The Internet has already become a hostile environment for computers, especially when they are directly connected with a public IP address. We have experienced this hostile activity where on an average day; the ITB Honeypot recorded over a thousand reconnaissance attacks seeking unauthorised entry onto our private network. Our Honeypot is a basic PC running Windows XP with no services offered and no activity from users that would generate traffic. The Honeypot is running in a passive state on a stub-network where all inbound and outbound traffic is recorded at the bridging computer to the WAN. We report on the ...
A Neural Network Model For Semi-Supervised Review Aspect Identification, 2017 Singapore Management University
A Neural Network Model For Semi-Supervised Review Aspect Identification, Ying Ding, Changlong Yu, Jing Jiang
Research Collection School Of Information Systems
Aspect identification is an important problem in opinion mining. It is usually solved in an unsupervised manner, and topic models have been widely used for the task. In this work, we propose a neural network model to identify aspects from reviews by learning their distributional vectors. A key difference of our neural network model from topic models is that we do not use multinomial word distributions but instead embedding vectors to generate words. Furthermore, to leverage review sentences labeled with aspect words, a sequence labeler based on Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) is incorporated into our neural network. The resulting model ...