The Oregon Systems Infrastructure Research and Information Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory is a part of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. Founded by Professor Kevin Butler in the Fall of 2010, the OSIRIS Lab's mission is to discover new research methodologies, technologies, and systems that address timely and important issues in securing computer systems and networks. The scope of our work ranges from individual embedded systems to national-scale infrastructure, and from theoretical models to deployed hardware. We pursue collaborative and multidisciplinary research, and our work has appeared in the top journals, conferences, and workshops in security.

NOTE: We are actively looking for new students who have the drive, motivation, and intellectual curiosity to be successful at the highest levels of academic research.

News

March 19, 2014

Congratulations to Dave Tian for passing his Directed Research Project.

March 7, 2014

Congratulations to Adam Bates, whose poster "Towards a Usable Provenance Reference Monitor" won the University of Oregon's Graduate Research Poster contest, Information and Physical Sciences division.

February 25, 2014

Data traces from our NDSS paper are available at the following location. Code for the Android app will be shortly available.

February 20, 2014

Adam Bates will be presenting his work on using SDN to aid with network provenance at the SENT Workshop in San Diego, CA, on February 22. He will also present our NDSS paper on USB and host identity on February 24.

February 19, 2014

Benjamin Mood will be presenting his work on the PartialGC system tomorrow at the Microsoft Research Workshop on Secure Computation in Redmond, WA.

November 1, 2013

The paper "Leveraging USB to Establish Host Identity Using Commodity Devices" by Adam Bates, Ryan Leonard, Hannah Pruse, Daniel Lowd, and Kevin Butler, was accepted for publication at the Symposium on Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS'14), to be held in San Diego, CA, in February.

June 13, 2013

Congratulations to Hannah Pruse, who has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Only 7 fellowships were given in the area of computer and information security this year.

June 12, 2013

Congratulations to Adam Bates, who has received the University of Oregon's J. Donald Hubbard Family Scholarship in Computer and Information Science. This award recognizes academic achievement alongside significant contributions to the Department of Computer and Information Science through volunteer efforts.

June 12, 2013

Congratulations to Benjamin Mood, who has received the University of Oregon's Erwin and Gertrude Julifs Scholarship in Computer and Information Science. This award recognizes students who show exceptional academic promise through originality of research and academic achievement.

April 25, 2013

The papers "Secure Outsourced Garbled Circuit Evaluation for Mobile Devices", written by Henry Carter, Benjamin Mood, Patrick Traynor, and Kevin Butler, and "PCF: A Portable Circuit Format For Scalable Two-Party Secure Computation", written by Benjamin Kreuter, ahbi shelat, Benjamin Mood, and Kevin Butler, were accepted for publication at the 22nd USENIX Security Symposium, to be held this August in Washington, DC.

April 4, 2013

Professor Kevin Butler has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The NSF CAREER award is the NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education, and their integration. More information about the award is on the University of Oregon's Research Web Site.

More lab news can be found at our news archive.

People

Current Members

Alumni

  • Joe Pletcher, M.S. Spring 2013 (first offered employment: Wurldtech, Vancouver, BC)
  • Masoud Valafar, M.S. Fall 2011 (first offered employment: Amazon, Seattle, WA)
  • Ryan Leonard, B.S., Spring 2013 (currently: Ph.D. student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).
  • Hannah Pruse, B.S., Spring 2013 (currently: Ph.D. student, University of Oregon).

The Egyptian deity Osiris wore a symbolic Atef crown, which had two red ostrich feathers that represent truth, justice, morality, and balance. The work that we do in the OSIRIS Lab aims to further these values by focusing on scientific inquiry in areas of enduring interest on topics relevant to not only the academic community, but the nation at large.

The OSIRIS Lab is generously supported by donations and grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), MIT Lincoln Laboratories, Battelle, Qualcomm, Microsoft Research, and Ellisys Corporation.