Kaspersky Lab North American Round at the School of Engineering CSAW

About the Competition

This inspirational competition brings together students, experts, scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to cybercrime. To participate in the Kaspersky Lab North American Round at School of Engineering CSAW, potential attendees must submit research on the topic of “Cyber Security” via the Kaspersky site. Selected authors will be invited to attend the competition and are automatically entered in the challenge and asked to present their papers. The Kaspersky Lab North American Round at the School of Engineering CSAW begins November 15 and continues through the final day of CSAW on November 17.

Event Information and Registration

Open to: All bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada

Registration & Submission Deadline: Submission deadline extended to October 21, but please register now if you plan to submit.

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Submissions may published or unpublished. Submittal of significant unpublished results from current research in progress is encouraged

Winning submissions will be invited to attend the 2013 Kaspersky International Cup of the IT Security Conference for Young Professionals, which will take place in Europe in May 2013. Additionally, winners will receive cash prizes.

Cash prizes for winners:

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

Travel Grants

Expenses for your travels and accommodation will be paid for by Kaspersky Lab.


  • Ahmed Aleroud, University of Maryland
    A System for Cyber Attack Detection Using Contextual Semantics
  • Arun Karthik Kanuparthi, the School of Engineering
    A High-Performance, Low-Overhead Microarchitecture for Secure Program Execution
  • Chon Ju Kim, the School of Engineering
    AQUA: Android QUery Analyzer
  • Hassan Takabi, University of Pittsburgh
    A Framework for Detection of Identity Clone Attacks in Online Social Networks
  • Napa Sae-Bae, the School of Engineering
    A Simple and Effective Method for Online Signature Verification
  • Pankaj Kumar Khatkar, Arizona State University
    DDN: Dynamic Defense Network System for Cloud Computing
  • Quan Nguyen, University of California
    Attacks on Software-based Attestation
  • Raymond Mui, the School of Engineering
    Injection-Safe Web Applications with Complementary Character Coding
  • Sai Teja Peddinti, the School of Engineering
    Virtual Secure Network: Providing Security to Remote Users While Minimizing the
    Performance Hit

  • Sharath Hiremagalore, George Mason University
    Cross-domain Collaborative Anomaly Detection: So Far Yet So Close
  • Tzipora Halevi, the School of Engineering
    Secure Proximity Detection for NFC Devices based on Ambient Sensor Data
  • Vasileios Pappas, Columbia University
    Smashing the Gadgets: Hindering Return-Oriented Programming Using In-Place
    Code Randomization
  • Veronica Swanson, University of California
    A DIY Hardware Packet Sniffer
  • Xinmu Wang, Case Western Reserve University
    Secure Bioimplantable System: An External Observer-based Approach


  • TBD

Past Winners