Samuel A. Malachowsky

Lecturer, Department of Software Engineering
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Samuel Malachowsky
Hello, and welcome to Samuel Malachowsky's academic profile. As a career-long Project Manager, I'm passionate about process and project management and how they can provide practical and real R.O.I. in today's software development environments.

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Most Recent Article


Distributed/Scaled Agile Class Activity External Link

In this classroom activity, the difficulties associated with distributing project work between agile teams is demonstrated and resolved.

Most Recent Publication


Darwin: A Static Analysis Dataset of Malicious and Benign Android Apps External Link

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The Android platform comprises the vast majority of the mobile market. Unfortunately, Android apps are not immune to issues that plague conventional software including security vulnerabilities, bugs, and permission-based problems. In order to address these issues, we need a better understanding of the apps we use everyday. Over the course of more than a year, we collected and reverse engineered 64,868 Android apps from the Google Play store as well as 1,669 malware samples collected from several sources. Each app was analyzed using several static analysis tools to collect a variety of quality and security related information. The apps spanned 41 different categories, and constituted a total of 576,174 permissions, 39,780 unique signing keys and 125,159 over-permissions. We present the dataset of these apps, and a sample set of analytics, on our website with the option of downloading the dataset for offline evaluation. (Nuthan Munaiah, Casey Klimkowsky, Shannon McRae, Adam Blaine, Samuel A. Malachowsky, Cesar Perez, and Daniel E. Krutz; Conference Paper, 2016-11-14)

Featured Course

SWEN 101

SWEN 101 – Software Engineering Freshman Seminar External Link

Provides first-year students with the skills necessary to succeed at RIT and in the software engineering program. Small group sessions are used to help new students make friends, create a stronger bond with RIT and their program and become acquainted with the campus and its facilities. In addition, students are introduced to the profession of software engineering and to ethical issues they will face at RIT and throughout their careers. (Prerequisites: None; Offered: Fall Semester )
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