I am a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Xuxian Jiang in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. My dissertation research involves the intersection of systems security, program analysis and mobile platforms.
mcgrace at ncsu dot edu
Room 3233, Engineering Building II
890 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Qiang Zhang, Shihong Zou, Xuxian Jiang, "RiskRanker: Scalable and Accurate Zero-day Android Malware Detection," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys 2012), Lake District, UK, June 2012 (17.6%).
Michael Grace, Wu Zhou, Xuxian Jiang and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, "Unsafe Exposure Analysis of Mobile In-App Advertisements," Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2012), Tucson, Arizona, April 2012. Received Best Paper Award
Zhi Wang, Chiachih Wu, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang, "Isolating Commodity Hosted Hypervisors with HyperLock," Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGOPS/EuroSys Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2012), Bern, Switzerland, April 2012 (15.2%).
Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, Xuxian Jiang, "Systematic Detection of Capability Leaks in Stock Android Smartphones," Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012), San Diego, CA, February 2012 (17.8%).
Jinku Li, Zhi Wang, Tyler Bletsch, Deepa Srinivasan, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang, "Comprehensive and Efficient Protection of Kernel Control Data." In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 6(2), June 2011.
Siarhei Liakh, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang, "Analyzing and Improving Linux Kernel Memory Protection: A Model Checking Approach," Proceedings of the 26th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2010), Austin, TX, December 2010 (17.2%).
Sina Bahram, Xuxian Jiang, Zhi Wang, Mike Grace, Jinku Li, Deepa Srinivasan, Junghwan Rhee, Dongyan Xu, "DKSM: Subverting Virtual Machine Introspection for Fun and Profit," Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2010), New Delhi, India, October 2010 (22.6%).
Michael Grace, Zhi Wang, Deepa Srinivasan, Jinku Li, Xuxian Jiang, Zhenkai Liang, Siarhei Liakh, "Transparent Protection of Commodity OS Kernels Using Hardware Virtualization," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2010), Singapore, September 2010 (25%).
Jinku Li, Zhi Wang, Xuxian Jiang, Mike Grace, Sina Bahram, "Defeating Return-Oriented Rootkits with `Return-less' Kernels," Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGOPS/EuroSys Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2010), Paris, France, April 2010 (19.3%).
Zhi Wang, Xuxian Jiang, Weidong Cui, Xinyuan Wang, Mike Grace, "ReFormat: Automatic Reverse Engineering of Encrypted Messages," Proceedings of the 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2009), Saint Malo, France, September 2009 (19%).