||Jeffrey M. Pawlick studies strategic trust and deception in cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of controlled things (IoCT). Security in these heterogeneous and dynamic systems requires new frameworks and equilibrium concepts. CPS and IoCT security motivate incentive-compatible mechanism design due to competition between benign agents in addition to attack threats from malicious actors. To capture these factors Jeffrey leverages game theory and dynamic systems together with psychological insights that inspire attack models as well as models for defensive deception. A Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jeffrey holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY).
Adviser: Dr. Quanyan Zhu, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Affiliations: Center for Cyber Security , NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Currently I am a Journeyman Fellow with US Army Research Laboratory
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Email: j pawlick at nyu dot edu
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “A Mean-Field Stackelberg Game Approach for Obfuscation Adoption in Empirical Risk Minimization.” IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 518-522, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Quantitative Models of Imperfect Deception in Network Security using Signaling Games with Evidence.” IEEE Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS), 394-395, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Proactive Defense Against Physical Denial of Service Attacks using Poisson Signaling Games.” Decision and Game Theory for Security. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 336-356.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “A Stackelberg Game Perspective on the Conflict Between Machine Learning and Data Obfuscation.” IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, Abu Dhabi, 2015.
Journal Papers under Review:
Presented Workshop Papers:
- Pawlick, Jeffrey, Edward Colbert, and Quanyan Zhu. “Modeling and Analysis of Leaky Deception using Signaling Games with Evidence.” To be presented at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Innsbruck, Austria, 2018.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Using Ethically-Constrained Game Theory to Protect Our Privacy.” International Workshop on Obfuscation Science, Technology, and Theory, New York, 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey and Quanyan Zhu. “Deception by Design: Evidence-Based Signaling Games for Network Defense.” Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), Delft, The Netherlands, 2015.
- National Instruments, Austin TX – Eng. Co-op
- Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA – Eng. Co-op
Popular Audience Articles:
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Commentary: Combatting Cyberwars,”Times Union, Albany, New York. 8 Apr 2017.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Russia and the US Election: Sorting through the Confusion,” MercatorNet, 16 Dec 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “When Cyber Gets Physical: Why We Need the NSA,” MercatorNet, 27 Sep 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “Facebook, Surveillance Capitalism, and Feedback Control,” MercatorNet, 24 May 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “The Encryption Dilemma,” MercatorNet, 15 Mar 2016.
- Pawlick, Jeffrey. “FBI to Apple: Hack the Shooter’s iPhone,” MercatorNet, 18 Feb 2016.