Blaine Hoak

Blaine Hoak

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science and Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

Hello! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. I work in the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory and am advised by Prof. Patrick McDaniel.

My current research focuses on the security of machine learning systems, specifically adversarial machine learning. I am interested in understanding how adversaries can leverage model information to design sophisticated attacks. In the future I hope to extend this work into the medical space as well, and how the challenges unique to this domain impact adversarial capabilities.

Interests
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy
Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2025

    Pennsylvania State University

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2020

    Pennsylvania State University

Publications

(2022). Measuring and Mitigating the Risk of IP Reuse on Public Clouds. IEEE Security and Privacy 2022 (to appear).

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(2022). Building a Privacy-Preserving Smart Camera System. Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2022 (to appear).

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(2021). On the Robustness of Domain Constraints. Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security.

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