William Enck

I am an Associate 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.

I am a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab.

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. (Short Bio)

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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: whenck at 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 2016): Tuesdays, 2-3pm


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Recent Professional Activities


August 24, 2016: Our paper, *droid: Assessment and Evaluation of Android Application Analysis Tools, has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR).

August 19, 2016: Our paper, Phonion: Practical Protection of Metadata in Telephony Networks, has been accepted for publication in Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETS).

August 16, 2016: Effective August 16, 2016, have been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Computer Science department at North Carolina State University.

August 10, 2016: Our paper, A Study of Security Isolation Techniques, has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR).

July 24, 2016: Our paper, SandScout: Automatic Detection of Flaws in iOS Sandbox Profiles, has been accepted for publication at the 2016 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS).

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