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Friday, September 22 • 10:30am - 11:15am
R2-D2: ColoR-inspired Convolutional NeuRal Network (CNN)-based AndroiD Malware Detections

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Machine Learning (ML) has found it particularly useful in malware detection. However, as the malware evolves very fast, the stability of the feature extracted from malware serves as a critical issue in malware detection. The recent success of deep learning in image recognition, natural language processing, and machine translation indicates a potential solution for stabilizing the malware detection effectiveness. We present a color-inspired convolutional neural network-based Android malware detection, R2-D2, which can detect malware without extracting pre-selected features (e.g., the control-flow of op-code, classes, methods of functions and the timing they are invoked etc.) from Android apps. In particular, we develop a color representation for translating Android apps into rgb color code and transform them to a fixed-sized encoded image. After that, the encoded image is fed to convolutional neural network for automatic feature extraction and learning, reducing the expert’s intervention.We have run our system over 800k malware samples and 800k benign samples through our back-end (60 million monthly active users and 10k new malware samples per day), showing that R2-D2 can effectively detect the malware. Furthermore, we will keep our research results on http://R2D2.TWMAN.ORG if there any update.


TonTon Huang

Cyber-Security/Deep Learning Research, Leopard Mobile Inc.
Hsien-De Huang (a.k.a. TonTon) completed his Ph.D. working in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His major research interests include Cyber-Security research & management, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Speech Process... Read More →
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Hung-Yu Kao

Professor, National Cheng Kung University
Hung-Yu Kao received the B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University in 1994 and 1996 respectively. In July 2003, he received the PhD degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University. He is currently the Director of Institute... Read More →
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Chia-Mu Yu

Enjoy the intersection between AI, security, and privacy

Friday September 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
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