Research Partners

Updated the information about our research partners. Having industry partners is really great to us as we get invaluable opportunities to find/identify interesting research topics that do have impact to the real world. Their financial supports are also greatly appreciated. Hope we can enhance the circle of research collaboration.

Featured on IEEE Spectrum

Our paper published by IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing is featured on the website of IEEE Spectrum. 

How to Silently Hack a Smart Speaker

A technique using ultrasound can deliver voice commands to systems such as Google Home and Amazon Echo without bystanders picking up on the cues

By Michelle Hampson

The paper is available from the link below:
R. Iijima, S. Minami, Y. Zhou, T. Takehisa, T. Takahashi, Y. Oikawa, and T. Mori, “Audio Hotspot Attack: An Attack on Voice Assistance Systems Using Directional Sound Beams and its Feasibility,” IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing PP(99):1-1 · November 2019 (online early access:


Photo-illustration: Waseda University/IEEE Spectrum


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A paper got accepted (NDSS 2020)

Our paper submitted to the 26th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2020), which is one of the “Top 4” security conferences, is accepted for publication. Congratulations, Watanabe-kun!

T. Watanabe, E. Shioji, M. Akiyama, T. Mori, “Melting Pot of Origins: Compromising the Intermediary Web Services that Rehost Websites,” Proceedings of the 26th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS2020), pp. xx–xx, February 2020. (acceptance rate has not been fixed: it will be around 18% according to PC chairs) (to appear)