Jingjing Ren, PhD candidate
College of Computer & Information Science, Northeastern University

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Doing research with impact in
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Mobile and Internet-of-Things
  • Networking and Systems
On the job market now!

Research Highlights

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Mon(IoT)ring Suspicious Behaviors in Home IoT Ecosystem

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Media leaks from android apps
Panoptispy: Media Exfiltration from Android

Are your apps watching you?Are your apps watching you?Are your apps watching you? uou

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ReCon system representation: location leak?
ReCon: Reveal and Control Personal Information

What information and where is shared by your mobile apps?Are your apps watching you? you

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In the Public


RSA Expo 2018, San Francisco

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PrivacyCon, Washington DC, public comments on improving consumer privacy

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

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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

360 Huntington Ave
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
United States