The School of Engineering AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award

Congratulations to the 2011 Winners!

The School of Engineering AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award

  • Andrew White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Phonotactic Reconstruction of Encrypted VoIP Conversations: Hookt on fon-iks
  • Shyamnath Gollakota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Secure In-Band Wireless Pairing
  • Ankur Taly, Stanford University: Automated Analysis of Security-Critical JavaScript APIs.

Congratulations to the 2011 Finalists!

The School of Engineering AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award

About the competition

Open to: all students located in the U.S.

Submission deadline: September 23, 2011
(NOTE: Registration for this challenge is now closed.)
Finalist Notification: October 21, 2011
Challenge captains: Napa Sae-Bae and Xiang Liu

Still looking to compete? Answer the Call for Papers at the Kasperksy American Cup at the School of Engineering CSAW.

Student researchers are encouraged to submit their research papers that were submitted to, or accepted at any conference or journal between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011. The paper can be in any area related to the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. To be considered for the award, papers that have been reviewed and accepted will have to be presented as posters by one of the authors during the CSAW research poster session and will compete for the CSAW AT&T Applied Security Research Best Paper Award during the CSAW award ceremony day in New York on November 11, 2011.

Prizes

Cash prizes for winners:

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $500

Travel Grants

Each finalist will receive a travel grant to offset the cost of attending the awards ceremony, where the first-, second-, and third-place place winners will be announced, along with a bonus prize winner. Finalists must be present at the awards ceremony to redeem their prizes.

Rules

  • The paper must have been submitted to, or accepted by a conference or journal between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011
  • The main author of the paper must be enrolled as a full-time student during the CSAW Awards Day on November 11, 2011. Proof of enrollment must be provided upon request of the organizers.
  • If the first author of the paper is not the student entering the event, then a letter must be submitted from the student's faculty adviser stating that the student was a main author on the paper
  • Only one paper may be entered per main author
  • Finalist papers will have to be presented as posters by one of the authors during the CSAW Awards Day on November 11, 2011

Judging Criteria

All submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, correctness, and presentation. In addition to citing relevant published work, authors should relate their submission to any other relevant submissions of theirs in other venues that are under review at the same time as their submission to CSAW.