Dare to Share | Risks and Rewards of Artifact Sharing in Computer Science Event as iCalendar

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04 July 2018

1:15 - 12:15pm

Venue: 303.561

Location: City Campus

Host: Department of Computer Science

Speaker: Christian Collberg, Professor of Computer Science, University of Arizona


We report on our experiences with artifact, mostly code, sharing in computer science research. We recount some personal anecdotes, report on outcomes from a deception study, and show initial data from a longitudinal study of sharing rates from our artifact indexing site FindResearch.org.

We then discuss the steps that we need to take as academic departments, publishers, funding agencies, and as individual educators and researchers to improve the sharing of artifacts in Computer Science.

About our speaker

Christian Collberg is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. Prior to arriving in Tucson he worked at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and before that he got his Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden. He also held a visiting position at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, and taught courses at universities in Russia and Belarus.

His main research interest is computer security, in particular the so-called Man-At-The-End Attack which occurs in settings where an adversary has physical access to a device and compromises it by tampering with its hardware or software.

With Jasvir Nagra, he is the author of Surreptitious Software: Obfuscation, Watermarking, and Tamperproofing for Software Protection, published in Addison-Wesley's computer security Series. It has also been translated into Portuguese and Chinese.