Luis A. Garcia [Alum]
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University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

ECE

Office: 1762 Boelter Hall

Email:
garcialuis@ucla.edu

Tel [work]:
3059841845

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Miami, 2014.
  • Master of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering, University of Miami, 2014.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 2018.
    Thesis: Physics for the Sake of Security, Security for the Sake of Physics

Research Interests: My current research interests are in the security and verification of learning-enabled cyber-physical systems as well as embedded systems that are widely used in critical infrastructures such as medical devices and industrial control systems.

Recent Publications:

  • SecDeep: Secure and Performant On-device Deep Learning Inference Framework for Mobile and IoT Devices
    Renju Liu, Luis A. Garcia, Zaoxing Liu, Botong Ou, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The 6th ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2021), May 2021. [ Details ]
  • DeepSQA: Understanding Sensor Data via Question Answering
    Tianwei Xing, Luis A. Garcia, Federico Cerutti, Lance Kaplan, Alun Preece, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The 6th ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2021), May 2021. [ Details ]
  • I Always Feel Like Somebody's Sensing Me! A Framework to Detect, Identify, and Localize Clandestine Wireless Sensors
    Akash Deep Singh, Luis A. Garcia, Joseph Noor, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Usenix Security 2021, April 2021. [ Details ]
  • How Can I Explain This to You? An Empirical Study of Deep Neural Network Explanation Methods
    J.Vikranth Jeyakumar, Joseph Noor, Luis A. Garcia, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    NeurIPS , December 2020. [ Details ]
  • UWHear: Through-wall Extraction and Separation of Audio Vibrations Using Wireless Signals
    Ziqi Wang, Akash Deep Singh, Luis A. Garcia, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    SenSys '20: Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, November 2020. [ Details ]
  • Neuroplex: learning to detect complex events in sensor networks through knowledge injection
    Tianwei Xing, Luis A. Garcia, Marc Roig Vilamala, Federico Cerutti, Lance Kaplan, Alun Preece, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys), November 2020. [ Details ]
  • The Case for Robust Adaptation: Autonomic Resource Management is a Vulnerability
    Joseph Noor, Ahmed Ali-Eldin, Luis A. Garcia, Chirag Rao, Venkat R. Dasari, Deepak Ganesan, Brian Jalaian, Prashant Shenoy, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Military Communications for the 21st Century, November 2019. [ Details ]
  • RadHAR: Human Activity Recognition from Point Clouds Generated through a Millimeter-wave Radar
    Akash Deep Singh, Sandeep Singh Sandha, Luis A. Garcia, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    3rd ACM Workshop on Millimeter-wave Networks and Sensing Systems (co-located with MobiCom), October 2019. [ Details ]
  • DeepCEP: Deep Complex Event Processing Using Distributed Multimodal Information
    Tianwei Xing, Marc Roig Vilamala, Luis A. Garcia, Federico Cerutti, Lance Kaplan, Alun Preece, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), pp. 87-92. IEEE, 2019., October 2019. [ Details ]
  • RemedIoT: Remedial Actions for Internet-of-Things Conflicts
    Renju Liu, Ziqi Wang, Luis A. Garcia, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    BuildSys 2019, October 2019. [ Details ]

Other Publications:

  • Luis Garcia, Stefan Mitsch, and AndrĂ© Platzer, HyPLC: Hybrid Programmable Logic Controller Program Translation for Verification, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2019.
  • Pengfei Sun, Luis Garcia, Saman Zonouz, Tell Me More Than Assembly Instructions! Reversing Semantics of IoT Software Binaries, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2019.
  • Sridhar Adepu, , Ferdinand Brasser, Luis Garcia, Michael Rodler, Lucas Davi, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, and Saman Zonouz., Control Behavior Integrity for Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems, arXiv preprint arXiv:1812.08310 (2018).
  • Mingbo Zhang, Luis Garcia, Xiruo Liu, Pengfei Sun, and Saman Zonouz, Dynamic Memory Protection via Intel SGX-Supported Heap Allocation, Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress (DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech), 2018.
  • Zhenqi Huang, Sriharsha Etigowni, Luis Garcia, Sayan Mitra, and Saman Zonouz, Algorithmic Attack Synthesis using Hybrid Dynamics of Power Grid Critical Infrastructures, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018.
  • Gabriel Salles-Loustau, Luis Garcia, Pengfei Sun, Maryam Dehnavi, Saman Zonouz, Power Grid Safety Control via Fine-Grained Multi-Persona Programmable Logic Controllers, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2017.
  • Christian Bayens, Tuan Le, Luis Garcia, Raheem Beyah, Mehdi Javanmard, and Saman Zonouz, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Feel No Evil, Print No Evil? Malicious Fill Patterns Detection in Additive Manufacturing, USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security), 2017.
  • Luis Garcia, Khalil Ghorbal, Saman Zonouz, Transient Stability of Power Systems: A Case Study in Formal Verification, ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), 2017, submitted.
  • Luis Garcia, Ferdinand Brasser, Mehmet Hazar, Osama Mohammed, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Saman Zonouz, Hey, My Malware Knows Physics! Attacking PLCs with Physical Model Aware Rootkit Network, Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2017.
  • Luis Garcia, Saman Zonouz, Dong Wei, Leandro Pfleger de Aguiar, Detecting PLC Control Corruption via On-Device Runtime Verification, IEEE Resilience Week 2016.
  • Gabriel Salles-Loustau, Luis Garcia, Kaustubh Joshi, Saman Zonouz, Swirls: Context-Aware Information-Flow-Based Micro-Security Perimeters for Mobile Devices, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2016.
  • Luis Garcia, Henry Senyondo, Stephen McLaughlin, Saman Zonouz, Covert Channel Communication Through Physical Interdependencies in Cyber-Physical Infrastructures, IEEE SmartGridComm, 2014.
  • Saman Zonouz, Luis Garcia, TMQ: Threat Model Quantification in Smart Grid Critical Infrastructures, IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2014.