About Me

I am a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida (UF) and a research assistant in the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) research lab. I am advised by Patrick Traynor. I earned a BS in mathematics and BS in computer science from Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and an MS in computer science from North Carolina A & T State University. In 2015, I was named a GEM Fellowship Scholar.

My research focus is mobile money privacy and security. I am also interested in K-12 cyber security education.

Curriculum Vitae

News

Publications

Peeters, C., Abdullah, H., Scaife, N., Bowers, J., Traynor, P., Reaves, B. and Butler, K.(2018) Sonar: Detecting SS7 Redirection Attacks Via Call Audio-Based Distance Bounding, In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P).

Traynor, P., Butler, K., Bowers, J., and Reaves, B.(2017) FinTechSec: Addressing the Security Challenges of Digital Financial Services IEEE Security & Privacy. [.pdf]

Reaves, B., Bowers, J., Scaife, N., Bates, A., Bhartiya, A., Traynor, P. and Butler, K. (2017) Mo(bile) Money, Mo(bile) Problems: Analysis of Branchless Banking Applications. ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS). [.pdf]

Bowers, J., Reaves, B., Sherman, I., Traynor, P. and Butler, K. (2017) Regulators, Mount Up! Analysis of Privacy Policies for Mobile Money Services. Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2017). [.pdf]

Reaves, B., Bowers, J. D., Gorski III, S. A., Anise, O., Bobhate, R., Cho, R., Das, H.,...Traynor, P. (2016) *droid: Assessment and Evaluation of Android Application Analysis Tools. ACM Computing Surveys. [.pdf]

Nathan Mack, Jasmine Bowers, Henry Williams, Gerry Dozier, and Joseph Shelton, "The Best Way to a Strong Defense is a Strong Offense: Mitigating Deanonymization Attacks via Iterative Language Translation," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.5, no. 5, pp. 409-413, 2015. [.pdf]

Bowers, J. D. (2015) Mitigating Deanonymization Attacks via Iterative Language Translation for Social Networks (Master's Thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. 1591467) [.pdf]

Mentorship

In Summer 2017, I served as a mentor to Joshua Uduehi, a summer Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) student. [summer recap]

Contact Me

Email
jdbowers(at)ufl.edu