Jingjing Ren, PhD candidate
Khoury College of Computer Science, Northeastern University
Advisor: Prof. David Choffnes

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Doing research with impact in
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Mobile and Internet-of-Things
  • Networking and Systems
  • Applied Cryptography

Research Highlights

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Mon(IoT)ring Suspicious Behaviors in Home IoT Ecosystem

Having ourselves connected to the Internet in daily life, what are the security and privacy issues and implications?

Project NU News
Media leaks from android apps
Panoptispy: Media Exfiltration from Android

What happens to the camera and audio permissions? Are they listening or watching on us?

Project Gizmodo News Fortune News
ReCon system representation: location leak?
ReCon: Reveal and Control Personal Information

We empower the safeguard of our personal information with state of the art machine learning techniques. Now you see who (which company) knows what information via which channel.

Project BostonGlobe News
More on my research, here

In the Public


RSA Expo 2018, SF
Public demo of L-ReCon for IoT devices


PrivacyCon, Washington DC, public comments on improving consumer privacy


RoofTop Films, live dashboard with WiFi access points onsite that supports PII detections in real time.


A documentary film, Jenni, whose week defined by data leaks

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July 2018 Elleen presenting our Panoptispy work at PETS 2018, so proud!
May 2018 I am starting my internship at Visa Research in the Bay area, shot me a message for anything interesting.
Apr. 2018 Our work, Panoptispy on media exfiltration from Android devices, got accepted by PETS 2018. Kudos to all co-authors and big congrats of my undergrad student Elleen for her first paper!
Feb. 2018 Presented our work of mobile privacy leaks over time at NDSS (video) and PrivacyCon(video).
Oct. 2017 Our paper “Bug Fixes, Improvements, ... and Privacy Leaks” was accepted to NDSS18! Congras to all co-authors.
Oct. 2017 Grand openning of Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, where ReCon is one of the featured research projects.
Sep. 2017 Presenting AppVersions at New England Security Day.
Aug. 2017 The Harvest documentary film, which is based on data gathered from the ReCon Project, is now available online for free! Find out how much your phone knows about you.
Jul. 2017 We are having an interactive demo in RoofTop Film Festival, come to enjoy free movies, music and it gets better -- free WiFi + privacy.
Wanna hear more stories ...? Drop me a message.


Email: renjj at ccs.neu.edu

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College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
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United States