Aisha Ali-Gombe

Aisha Ali-Gombe

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Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science (Major in Computer Science), University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA - 2017

M.S., Computer Science, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – 2012

Areas of Expertise

Malware Analysis, System Security, Privacy Policy Techniques in Mobile Applications, Software Reverse Engineering, Code Fingerprinting, Software Instrumentation, Database and Device Memory Forensics


Aisha Ali-Gombe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Towson University. Her expertise and research interest in cybersecurity and digital forensics include code fingerprinting, malware analysis, privacy policy enforcement techniques, mobile security and memory & database forensics. She has published and presented her work in conferences such as WiSec, PPREW, CODASPY, and AAFS. Her current projects in applied security focus on developing an instrumentation technique for memory forensics on Android devices and an automated testing robot for Android malware analysis. In cyber education, Dr. Ali-Gombe is engaged in designing a practical active learning curriculum for teaching dynamic malware analysis.

Before joining Towson, Dr. Ali-Gombe worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University. She was a recipient of TotalFinaElf Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, Nigeria.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Aisha Ali-Gombe, Golden G. Richard III, “Detecting Causality through Fine-Grain Logging in Digital Investigations”, In the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Forum (AAFS), February 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Aisha Ali-Gombe, Golden G. Richard III, Irfan Ahmed, Vassil Roussev, “Don’t Touch that Column: Portable, Fine-Grained Access Control for Android’s Native Content Providers”, In the 9th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec‘16), July 18-22, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany

AishaAli-Gombe, IrfanAhmed, Golden G. Richard III, Vassil Roussev, “AspectDroid: Android App Analysis System”, In 6th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY‘16), New Orleans, LA, USA

Aisha Ali-Gombe, Irfan Ahmed, Golden G. Richard III, Vassil Roussev, “OpSeq: Android Malware Fingerprinting”, In the 5th Program Protection and Reverse Engineering Workshop (PPREW ‘15), In conjunction with 31st Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC ‘15), December 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Memberships / Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • Young Forensic Sciences Forum (YFSF)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • IEEE