2013-Institute for Software Research - Carnegie Mellon University

2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Leads NSF Project To Help People Understand Web Privacy Policies

Figuring out what information websites are gathering about its users can be daunting, but a new privacy research project led by Carnegie Mellon University will make that task easier with computer tools that leverage the power of crowdsourcing, machine learning and natural language processing. MORE
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cranshaw, Shun Named Facebook Graduate Fellows

ISR Ph.D. student Justin Cranshaw, a fourth-year student in the Computation, Organizations and Society program,was one of a dozen Facebook Graduate Fellowship winners for 2013-2014.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carnegie Mellon researchers devise grammar-aware password cracker

A team led by Ashwini Rao, a software engineering Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, developed a password-cracking algorithm that took into account grammar and tested it against 1,434 passwords containing 16 or more characters. The grammar-aware cracker surpassed other state-of-the-art password crackers when passwords had grammatical structures, with 10 percent of the dataset cracked exclusively by the team's algorithm. MORE