William Enck

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University and director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory. 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 computing platforms, 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

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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


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Recent Professional Activities


January 25, 2017: Our paper, SPOKE: Scalable Knowledge Collection and Attack Surface Analysis of Access Control Policy for Security Enhanced Android, has been accepted for publication at the 2017 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS).

December 12, 2016: Our paper, A Study of Security Vulnerabilties on Docker Hub, has been accepted for publication at the 2017 ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).

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.

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