Publications

  1. Mahmoud Hammad, Hamid Baghiri , and Sam Malek
    DELDroid: Determination and Enforcement of Least-Privilege Architecture in Android.
    UR Irvine, Institute for Software Research, Technical Report # UCI-ISR-18-2, April 2018 [Paper]
  2. Mahmoud Hammad, Joshua Garcia, and Sam Malek.
    A Large-Scale Empirical Study on the Effects of Code Obfuscations on Android Apps and Anti-Malware Products.
    International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE), May 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. (21% acceptance rate) [Paper].
  3. Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, and Sam Malek.
    Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware
    ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), November 2017 (Accepted) (ICSE 2018 journal-first)[Paper][ACM DL]
  4. Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, Negar Ghorbani, and Sam Malek.
    Automatic Generation of Inter-Component Communication Exploits for Android Applications.
    European Software Engineering Conference and ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE), September 2017, Paderborn, Germany.(24% acceptance rate) [Paper]
  5. Mahmoud Hammad, Hamid Bagheri, and Sam Malek.
    Determination and Enforcement of Least-Privilege Architecture in Android.
    International Conference of Software Architecture (ICSA), Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2017. (22% acceptance rate) [Paper][Slides][YouTube VideoNominated as best paper (6 out of 95 submissions) and invited to the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  6. Garcia, Joshua, Mahmoud Hammad, and Sam Malek.
    Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware.
    Institute for Software Research Technical Report # UCI-ISR-16-2 [Paper]
  7. Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, Bahman Pedrood, Ali Bagheri-Khaligh and Sam Malek.
    Obfuscation-Resilient, Efficient, and Accurate Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware
    George Mason University Technical Report # GMU-CS-TR-2015-10 [Paper]
  8. Mahmoud Hammad, Joshua Garcia, and Sam Malek.
    SALMA: Self-Protection of Android Systems from Inter-Component Communication Attacks. The 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2018), September 2018, Montpellier, France. (20% acceptance rate)

Posters and demos:

  1. Mahmoud Hammad and Sam Malek. Automatic Extraction and Synchronization of a Runtime Model for Self-Adaptive Android Systems. The Institute for Software Research forum (ISR forum), Irvine, CA, May 2016. [Photo]
  2. Mahmoud Hammad and Sam Malek. DELDroid: Determination and Enforcement of Least-Privilege Architecture in Android. The Institute for Software Research forum (ISR forum), Irvine, CA, June 2017. [Photo]
  3. Mahmoud Hammad and Sam Malek. Self-Protecting Mobile Software Systems. NSF Science of Security Quarterly Meeting, Fall 2016. [Poster]