Information Assurance Center

Research

The research in the IA Center spans across foundational, network, system and application aspects of developing trustworthy information systems (TIS), including:

  • Specifying, reasoning , modeling, analyzing, verifying and testing TIS
  • Identity management and cyber crime prevention
  • Adaptive, situation-aware, secure service-based systems
  • Security and privacy of mobile, service and cloud computing
  • Secure software development
  • Trustworthy social computing
  • Dynamic and deterministic Quality of Service management
  • Data mining for security, privacy in data management
  • Facial recognition, video surveillance, multimedia data processing
  • Survivable network design

Current and Recent Projects:

Securing Dynamic Online Social Networks
Sponsor: NSF (2008-2013)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn, collaborating with Ravi Sandhu (UTSA), Anna Squicciarini (PSU) and Mohamed Shehab (UNCC)

Computer-aided Human Centric Cyber Situation Awareness
Sponsor: DoD/ARO MURI (2009-2014)
Researchers: Nancy Cooke, collaborating with Peng Liu, Dave Hall, Mike McNeese, John Yen (PSU), Varun Dutt, Coty Gonzalez (CMU), Sushil Jajodia (GMU), Peng Ning, Michael Young (NCSU), VS Subrahmania (UMD)

User-Controlled Persona in Virtual Community
Sponsor: NSF (2009-2013)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn

MobiCloud: A Secure Mobile Cloud Framework for Mobile Computing And Communication
Sponsor: ONR (2010-2013)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

Assured Resource Sharing in Ad-hoc Collaboration
Sponsor: Department of Energy (2010-2014)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn

Traffic Analysis Models for Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Sponsor: ARO (2011-2014)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

RanKloud: Data Partitioning and Resource Allocation Strategies for Scalable Multimedia and Social Media Analysis
Sponsor: NSF (2011-2014)
Researchers: K. Selcuk Candan

Secure Mobile Cloud Networking Infrastructure To Support Enterprise Mobile Applications (Phase II)
Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard Innovation Research Program (2012-2013)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

Cyber Security Analysis and Assurance using Cloud-Based Security Measurement System
Sponsor: NATO Science For Peace (2012-2015)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

Fortifying Data-at-Rest Encryption with a Credential/Functional-Based Encryption Layer
Sponsor: DoD Navy Small Business Technology Transfer (2012-2013)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

Malware Behavior Analysis
Sponsor: GoDaddy.com (2011-2012)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn

User-centric Identity Management on Mobile Devices
Sponsor: Open Invention Network (2010-2012)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn

A Cloud-based Resource and Service Sharing Platform for Computer and Network Security Education
Sponsor: NSF (2010-2012)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang and Wei-Tek Tsai

A Secure and Resilient Virtual Trust Routing Framework for Future Internet
Sponsor: NSF (2010-2012)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

Secure Mobile Cloud Networking Infrastructure To Support Enterprise Mobile Applications
Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard Innovation Research Program (2011-2012)
Researchers: Dijiang Huang

SoD: Design of Service-based Software Systems with QoS Monitoring and Adaptation
Sponsor: NSF (2007-2011)
Researchers: Stephen S. Yau, Nong Ye, and Hessam S. Sarjoughian

Physiological Values for Security for Body Sensor Network
Sponsor: NSF (2008-2011)
Researcher: Sandeep. K. S. Gupta

Models of Quality of Service and Quality of Information Assurance towards Their Dynamic Adaptation
Sponsor: DOD-AFRL (2008-2010)
Researchers: Nong Ye

Detecting and Responding Network-centric Attack through Visual Analysis
Sponsor: NSA (2007-2009)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn, collaborating with Anna Yu (NC A&T)

Examining the Creation, Distribution and Function of Malware On-Line
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (2007-2009)
Researcher: Gail-Joon Ahn, collaborating with Tom Halt (MSU)

CES: Efficient Pairing Algorithms and Implementations for Intel Sensors
Sponsor: ASU Consortium for Embedded Systems (2007-2008)
Researcher: Dijiang Huang

A Three-Tiered Statistical Method for Cyber Attack Detection
Sponsor: Science Foundation Arizona (2007-2008)
Researcher: Nong Ye

Cns-Sger Integrated Security Infrastructure For Personal Identities and Consumer Computing
Sponsor: NSF (2006-2008)
Researchers: Partha Dasgupta, Sandeep Gupta, and Karamvir Chatha

Collaborative Research: CT-T: Security and Survivability of Real-time Systems with MANETs
Sponsor: NSF (2005-2008)
Researchers: Stephen S. Yau, Guoliang Xue, Collaborate with Kane Kim (UCI)

CEINT: Infrastructure for Identity Assurance
Sponsor: Consortium for Embedded Systems (2005-2006)
Researchers: Partha Dasgupta, Sandeep Gupta, and Karamvir Chatha

Trustworthy Data Sharing and Management for Collaborative Pervasive Computing Environments
Sponsor: NSF (2004-2008)
Researcher: Stephen S. Yau

Adaptable Situation-Aware Secure Service-Based (AS3) Systems
Sponsor: DoD/ONR MURI (2004-2007)
Researchers: Stephen S. Yau, Hasan Davulcu, collaborating with Supratik Mukhopadhyay (WVU)

Robustness and Survivability Issues in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Sponsor: ARO (2004-2007)
Researcher: Guoliang Xue

Secure Information Sharing in a Collaboratory Environment
Sponsor: DoE CAREER Award (2003-2009)
Researcher: Gail-Joon Ahn

Computer Network Security and QoS
Sponsor: Symantec Corporation (2003-2006)
Researcher: Nong Ye

Secure Information Sharing in Internet-based Collaborative Applications
Sponsor: NSF (2003-2008)
Researchers: Gail-Joon Ahn, collaborating with Mukesh Singhal (UKY)

MURI CIP: A Complex Adaptive System Approach to QoS Assurance and Stateful Resource Management for Dependable Information Infrastructure
Sponsor: DoD/AFOSR MURI (2001-2006)
Researchers: Nong Ye, Partha Dasgupta and Ying-Cheng Lai