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Adversarial Learning of Hybrid Representation for Emerging Malware

Funding: 2020: $128,186
2021: $129,989
2022: $131,826

Project Member(s): Tsang, W., Sui, Y.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2020

Summary: This project aims to design and implement a foundational deep representation learning framework for early detection, classification and defense of emerging malware by capturing their underlying behaviours via structured and unstructured heterogeneous information through hybrid representation learning, behaviour graph mining, and symbolic adversarial learning to discover and defend unknown malware families, thereby significantly boosting the accuracy and robustness of existing classifiers and detectors. The resulting representation learning framework will enhance the national security to protect user privacy, reducing the multi-million-dollar loss caused by fraudulent transactions, and defending against cyber attacks.

FOR Codes: Application Tools and System Utilities, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining