University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

In the Spotlight

Jeff Foster, a professor of computer science with an appointment in UMIACS and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, is working to improve security and privacy on Android mobile devices.

Foster is developing new technology to let Android users better understand and control what information a downloaded app is allowed to access on their smartphones, and what the app may do with that information.

This is particularly important at a time when people are increasingly concerned about safeguarding their personal information.