Kothari working on Android malware with help from DARPA

By Michael Still Your phone isn’t safe. Believe it or not, there was a time before voice command and GPS tracking when a phone was just a phone. Software plays a major role in making our phones do what they do which impacts in the way we live, work, and play. As a result, our safety [Continue Reading…]

An app for students, by students

Thanks to the efforts of several students, the College of Engineering (CoE), and the Government of the Student Body (GSB), finding classes, catching CyRide, and staying connected to Iowa State via social media is now much easier for mobile device users. These features, along with other useful tools for Iowa State students, are available in [Continue Reading…]

ISU professor takes on threat of espionage via hacked smartphones

By Hannah Furfaro Staff Writer Ames Tribune In his office on the Iowa State University campus Thursday, professor Suraj “Suresh” Kothari didn’t hesitate to talk about the realities of cyber warfare. It’s not exactly dinner-table conversation, but cyber insecurity is bearing down on everyone from company CEOs to generals at U.S. military bases overseas. Recent [Continue Reading…]

Kothari to develop malware detection tool for Android phones

Suraj Kothari, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading a research project that will increase the security of Android phones. Funded by a $4.1 million, 3.5-year grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project’s objective is to develop a tool to detect malware placed unknowingly within applications on the mobile devices. [Continue Reading…]

There’s an App for us

The engineering college has a very broad constituency – current and prospective students and their families, employers in business and industry, Iowans, government entities, other educational institutions, and alumni – to mention just a few. While our daily energy is focused on educating students and engineering innovation, we know that you are interested in staying [Continue Reading…]