ICSI Graduate Student Bill Marczak's Research Featured in Vanity Fair

ICSI graduate student Bill Marczak discovered spyware on the iPhone that exploited three separate zero-day vulnerabilities.

Wolfgang Wahlster Honored with 2016 ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award

Wolfgang WahlsterICSI Board Member Wolfgang Wahlster has been honored with the 2016 ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award and will deliver a keynote at ICMI 2016. This prestigious award is given to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to defining the field of multimodal/multimedia interaction, interfaces, and system development. Wolfgang Wahlster's contributions on multimodal architecture and practical multimodal systems are visionary and influenced many follow-up projects. Previous recipients are Sharon Oviatt and Eric Horvitz.

Remembering Norbert Szyperski, 1931 - 2016

by Ronald Kay, Co-Founder of ICSI

Among the many accomplishments which punctuated Norbert Szyperski’s life, the founding of ICSI took a special place.  It was an acknowledgement of what he had taken away from his year in the US as an Eisenhower Fellow in 1962 and the openness with which he was received in the course of his fellowship.

Michael Mahoney Explains RandNLA in CACM

RandNLA, or Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, is "an interdisciplinary research area that exploits randomization as a computational resource to develop improved algorithms for large-scale linear algebra problems" according to Michael Mahoney and Petros Drinaes, co-authors of an article describing RandNLA and its applicati

In Memoriam: Norbert Szyperski

Norbert SzyperskiIt is with great regret that we announce the passing of one of ICSI's founders, Norbert Szyperski, on May 17th.

Usable Security and Privacy Researchers Win Three Awards at CHI 2016

Usable security and privacy researchers at ICSI received three awards for papers they submitted to CHI 2016. Along with their collaborators, Serge Egelman and postdoctoral researcher Marian Harbach wrote and submitted three papers to the conference, and all received awards.

ICSI Adopts New Leadership Model

ICSI has adopted a new leadership model: Maria Eugenia Quintana is now the Institute’s Executive Director.  She, in conjunction with Chief Scientist Scott Shenker form a leadership council that includes Prof. Michael Mahoney, Controller Sharon Parker, and Prof. Vern Paxson.  Our previous Director Deborah Crawford is now the Vice President of Research at George Mason University.

Scott Shenker Elected as AAAS Fellow

Prof. Scott Shenker has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, physical & biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and the arts.

Researchers Find Large Gaps in Email Security

February 22, 2016

Researchers at The University of Sydney (Australia), ICSI (USA), Data61 (Australia), and the Technical University of Munich (Germany) have found that while email sent between users of major providers is relatively secure, email sent by other providers is poorly protected in transit, with weaknesses in cryptographic setups and authentication.