William Enck

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and 2006, respectively, and my B.S. in Computer Engineering from Penn State in 2004.

My research focuses on the design, optimization, and measurement of security for operating systems, specifically on mobile phones, and the complex environments in which they operate. Through the design and evaluation of practical enhancements to existing architectures, my research seeks to improve security guarantees in commodity computer systems.

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I organize a security lunch for students at NC State. Please see the schedule for more information.

Contact Information

Office: 3260 Engineering Building II
Phone: (919) 513-7905
Email: enck at cs.ncsu.edu

Postal Mail

Department of Computer Science
EB2, Rm 3260, Box 8206
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA


3320 Engineering Building II
890 Oval Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206, USA

Office Hours (Fall 2014): Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45pm


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Recent Professional Activities


March 20, 2015: Congratulations to my PhD student, Jason Gionta, for successfully defending his dissertation. Jason is co-advised by Dr. Peng Ning.

December 18, 2014: Our paper, AppContext: Differentiating Malicious and Benign Mobile App Behavior Under Contexts, has been accepted for publication at the 2015 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE).

December 4, 2014: I gave a tutorial entitled "Intro to Securing Android Applications" to the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA.

November 25, 2014: Our paper, HideM: Protecting the Contents of Userspace Memory in the Face of Disclosure Vulnerabilities, has been accepted for publication at the 2015 ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).

November 5, 2014: I gave a tutorial entitled "Text Analytics for Security" along with Tao Xie at ACM CCS 2014.

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