Fac/Staff profile

Birhanu
Eshete
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science
Birhanu Eshete
313-583-6669
112 CIS
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406
Wed: 2pm-4pm

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Biography and Education

Education

Ph.D., University of Trento

M.Sc., Addis Ababa University

B.S., Addis Ababa University

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

  1. Sadegh M. Milajerdi, Birhanu Eshete, Rigel Gjomemo, V.N. Venkatakrishnan. Poirot: Aligning Attack Behavior with Kernel Audit Records for Cyber Threat Hunting. In Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS), 2019 (to appear).

  2. Sadegh M. Milajerdi, Rigel Gjomemo, Birhanu Eshete, R. Sekar, V.N. Venkatakrishnan. HOLMES: Real-time APT Detection through Correlation of Suspicious Information Flows. In Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium (S&P), 2019.

  3. Sadegh M. Milajerdi, Birhanu Eshete, Rigel Gjomemo, V.N. Venkatakrishnan. ProPatrol: Attack Investigation via Extracted High-Level Tasks. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), 2018.

  4. Abeer Alhuzali,  Rigel Gjomemo, Birhanu Eshete, Venkat Venkatakrishnan. NAVEX: Precise and Scalable Exploit Generation for Dynamic Web Applications. In Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX SEC), 2018.

  5. Md Nahid Hossain, Sadegh M. Milajerdi, Junao Wang, Birhanu Eshete, Rigel Gjomemo, R. Sekar, Scott Stoller, Venkat Venkatakrishnan. SLEUTH: Real-time Attack Scenario Reconstruction from COTS Audit Data. In Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX SEC), 2017.
  6. Birhanu Eshete, Venkat Venkatakrishnan. DynaMiner: Leveraging Infection Dynamics Analytics for On-the-Wire Malware Detection. In Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2017.
  7. Abeer Alhuzali, Birhanu Eshete, Rigel Gjomemo, Venkat Venkatakrishnan. Chainsaw: Chained Automated Workflow-based Exploit Generation. In Proceedings of Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS), 2016.
  8. Birhanu Eshete, Abeer Alhuzali, Maliheh Monshizadeh, Phillip Porras, Venkat Venkatakrishnan, Vinod Yegneswaran. EKHunter: A Counter-Offensive Toolkit for Exploit Kit Infiltration. In Proceedings of Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (ISOC NDSS), 2015.
  9. Birhanu Eshete, Venkat Venkatakrishnan. WebWinnow: Leveraging Exploit Kit Workflows to Detect Malicious URLs. In Proceedings of Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (ACM CODASPY), 2014.
  10. Birhanu Eshete, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Mohammad Zulkernine. EINSPECT: Evolution-Guided Analysis and Detection of MaliciousWeb Pages. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (IEEE COMPSAC), 2013.
  11. Birhanu Eshete, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Mohammad Zulkernine. ConfEagle: Automated Analysis of Security Configuration Vulnerabilities in Web Applications. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Reliability (IEEE SERE), 2013.
  12. Birhanu Eshete. Effective Analysis, Characterization, and Detection of Malicious Web Pages. In Proceedings of the International Conference on World Wide Web ( ACM WWW) Companion, 2013.
  13. Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam. BINSPECT: Holistic Analysis and Detection of Malicious Web Pages. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (EAI SECURECOMM), 2012.
  14. Birhanu Eshete, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita. Early Detection of Security Misconfiguration Vulnerabilities in Web Applications. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (IEEE ARES), 2011.
  15. Birhanu Eshete, Dawit Bekele, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita. Context Information Refinement for Pervasive Medical Systems. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Society (IEEE ICDS), 2010.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019  Ford Summer Sabbatical Program
  • 2018  Applied Research Competition Finalist (US-Canada), CSAW'18
  • 2018  Distinguished Paper Award, USENIX Security'18
  • 2013  USENIX Travel Grant, USENIX Association
  • 2010  Best Paper Award, ICDS 2010

History

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