N Asokan

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor
T313 Dept. Computer Science

I work broadly in the area of systems security with particular emphases on platform security and the security/privacy implications of systems based on machine learning.

At Aalto University I co-founded the Secure Systems research group with Tuomas Aura and continue to be part of it as an adjunct professor. You can read more about me on my personal website.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358504836465

Areas of expertise

Systems security, Platform security, Mobile Computing

Honors and awards

IEEE Fellow

for contributions to system security and privacy
Award or honor granted for academic career Department of Computer Science Jan 2017

Honorable Mention, ACM ASIACCS 2017 conference

http://asiaccs2017.com/program/distinguished-papers/
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2017

Best small course (responsible professor)

As rated by students, Computer Science department, Aalto University
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2015

ACM Distinguished Scientist

http://awards.acm.org/award_winners/asokan_4672457.cfm
Award or honor granted for academic career Department of Computer Science Jan 2015

Best paper award, ACM ASIACCS 2014 conference

http://asiaccs2014.nict.go.jp/
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2014

Best demo award, IEEE PerCom 2011 conference

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2011

Nokia Excellence Award, Research Category

Leader of a semi-finalist team (top 12/57), Nokia
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Computer Science Jan 2011

NRC Breakthrough (On-board Credentials for Symbian technology transfer), Nokia

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jun 2010

NRC Breakthrough (Device Certification Server technology transfer), Nokia

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Dec 2010

Best paper award, INTRUST 2009 conference

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2009

Research groups

  • Computer Science Adjunct Professors, Adjunct Professor
  • Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)
  • Adj. Prof. Asokan N. group, Adjunct Professor

Publications

Lux: Enabling Ephemeral Authorization for Display-Limited IoT Devices

Logan Blue, Samuel Marchal, Patrick Traynor, N. Asokan 2021 IoTDI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation

WAFFLE: Watermarking in Federated Learning

Buse G. A. Tekgul, Yuxi Xia, Samuel Marchal, N. Asokan 2021 Proceedings of 40th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2021

Exploitation Techniques for Data-oriented Attacks with Existing and Potential Defense Approaches

Long Cheng, Salman Ahmed, Hans Liljestrand, Thomas Nyman, Haipeng Cai, Trent Jaeger, N. Asokan, Danfeng Daphne Yao 2021 ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security

DAWN

Sebastian Szyller, Buse Gul Atli, Samuel Marchal, N. Asokan 2021 Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2021

Extraction of Complex DNN Models: Real Threat or Boogeyman?

Buse Gul Atli, Sebastian Szyller, Mika Juuti, Samuel Marchal, N. Asokan 2020 Engineering Dependable and Secure Machine Learning Systems

Effective writing style transfer via combinatorial paraphrasing

Tommi Gröndahl, N. Asokan 2020 Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

A little goes a long way: Improving toxic language classification despite data scarcity

Mika Juuti, Tommi Gröndahl, Adrian Flanagan, N. Asokan 2020 Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020

PACStack: an Authenticated Call Stack

Hans Liljestrand, Thomas Nyman, Lachlan J Gunn, Jan-Erik Ekberg, N. Asokan 2020 Proceedings of the 30th USENIX Security Symposium

PAC it up: Towards Pointer Integrity using ARM Pointer Authentication

Hans Liljestrand, Thomas Nyman, Kui Wang, Carlos Chinea Perez, Jan-Erik Ekberg, N. Asokan 2019 Proceedings of the 28th USENIX Security Symposium

DoubleEcho

Hien Thi Thu Truong, Juhani Toivonen, Thien Duc Nguyen, Claudio Soriente, Sasu Tarkoma, N. Asokan 2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2019