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A Comprehensive Framework To Replicate Process-Level Concurrency Faults, Supat Rattanasuksun Nov 2018

A Comprehensive Framework To Replicate Process-Level Concurrency Faults, Supat Rattanasuksun

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Concurrency faults are one of the most damaging types of faults that can affect the dependability of today’s computer systems. Currently, concurrency faults such as process-level races, order violations, and atomicity violations represent the largest class of faults that has been reported to various Linux bug repositories. Clearly, existing approaches for testing such faults during software development processes are not adequate as these faults escape in-house testing efforts and are discovered during deployment and must be debugged.

The main reason concurrency faults are hard to test is because the conditions that allow these to occur can be difficult to ...


Significant Permission Identification For Android Malware Detection, Lichao Sun Jul 2016

Significant Permission Identification For Android Malware Detection, Lichao Sun

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

A recent report indicates that a newly developed malicious app for Android is introduced every 11 seconds. To combat this alarming rate of malware creation, we need a scalable malware detection approach that is effective and efficient. In this thesis, we introduce SigPID, a malware detection system based on permission analysis to cope with the rapid increase in the number of Android malware. Instead of analyzing all 135 Android permissions, our approach applies 3-level pruning by mining the permission data to identify only significant permissions that can be effective in distinguishing benign and malicious apps. Based on the identified significant ...


Towards Building An Intelligent Integrated Multi-Mode Time Diary Survey Framework, Hariharan Arunachalam May 2016

Towards Building An Intelligent Integrated Multi-Mode Time Diary Survey Framework, Hariharan Arunachalam

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Enabling true responses is an important characteristic in surveys; where the responses are free from bias and satisficing. In this thesis, we examine the current state of surveys, briefly touching upon questionnaire surveys, and then on time diary surveys (TDS). TDS are open-ended conversational surveys of a free-form nature with both, the interviewer and the respondent, playing a part in its progress and successful completion. With limited research available on how intelligent and assistive components can affect TDS respondents, we explore ways in which intelligent systems such as Computer Adaptive Testing, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Recommender Systems, and Decision Support Systems ...