User Privacy, Mobile Security, IoT Security and Cyber-physical Systems Security
Sashank Narain's research is focused on user privacy, mobile security, IoT and cyber-physical systems security. He is passionate about investigating, detecting and preventing side-channel attacks that exploit motion sensors on mobile devices for privacy breaches. He is also passionate about designing and implementing resilient systems for mobile security. The long-term goal is to implement a framework and system that can detect and protect users from privacy breaches arising from various sensitive resources such as motion sensors, GPS, Wi-Fi, Cellular, Camera and Microphones. He is also very interested in studying the security and privacy of IoT and cyber-physical systems such as drones, and is researching methods to automatically analyze the security and privacy practices of these devices.