Benjamin Andow

About Me: 

    I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. I am currently a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab, and am advised by Dr. William Enck. My current research is focused on applying program analysis techniques and text analytics to the security domain to bridge the semantic gap between user expectations and program behavior.

Email: beandow at

  • Adwait Nadkarni, Benjamin Andow, William Enck, and Somesh Jha. Practical DIFC Enforcement on Android, Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, August, 2016. Austin, TX, USA.
  • Benjamin Andow, Adwait Nadkarni, Blake Bassett, William Enck, and Tao Xie.  A Study of Grayware on Google Play, Proceedings of the IEEE Mobile Security Technologies workshop (MoST), May, 2016. San Jose, CA, USA.
  • Benjamin Andow and Haodong Wang.  A Distributed Android Security FrameworkProceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Cloud and Service Computing (SC2), December, 2015. Chengdu, China.
  • Wei Yang, Xusheng Xiao, Benjamin Andow, Sihan Li, Tao Xie, and William Enck.  Appcontext: Differentiating Malicious and Benign Mobile App Behaviors Using ContextProceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May, 2015. Firenze, Italy.