Research

a) Secure Context-Aware Mobile Network (SECON)- GENI TestBed Experiment - funded by NSF

b) Secure Mobile Information System (SEMOIS) - funded by NSF

c) Smartphone Based Mobile Healthcare (SENSCOPS)- funded by NSF

d) Reliable Context-Aware SmartGrid Control Network

e) Network Security  

f) Completed projects

a) SECON: GENI Testbed Experimentation - funded by NSF

In this project, we design future internet architecture and protocols that provides new content-centric networking features, namely (a) intentional named message delivery, (b) content-centric security solution. We also develop prototypes using GENI testbeds and evaluate the performance of our new prototypes. More information can be found here

b) Secure Mobile Information System (SEMOIS) - funded by NSF

           In this project, we design and evaluate incentive-based and social-aware based content dissemination strategies. We have designed distributed community-based vaccine distribution scheme and incentive-based data dissemination scheme for disruption tolerant network. We intend to explore some security design for future mobile information system e.g. healthcare system using enhanced attributed-based encryption schemes. More information can be found here

c) Smartphone Enabled Social and Physical Compass System (SENSCOPS)- funded by NSF

      In this project, we will investigate how to design robust energy-efficient mobile sensing system for healthcare purposes. In the past, we have developed a mobile location-based application that uses social incentive to encourage children to participate in fun outdoor physical activity. We have also developed an application for monitoring stereotypical behaviors of autism children. More information can be found here

d) Resilient Context-Aware Smartgrid Control Network (RECAST)

e) Network Security  

      1. Detection & Mitigation Scheme for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  (Joint work with Prof Y. Chen, Students: Y. Ren, J. Yang)

      2. BotNet Detection  (Joint work with Prof G. Tan, Student: Greg Fedynyshynf)

Completed Projects:  

1) Intelligent Message Filtering System for RADICAL - funded by ARL funded by ARL

In this project, we develop software on mobile phones that allow solidiers to send secure context-based messages. Only authorized soldiers can decrypt the messages.

2) Disruption Tolerant Networks  (DTN) - funded by Darpa STO (Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3)

  Phase 3 (18 months) (Aug 2008- May 2010)

  Principal Investigator: Prof M. Chuah

  EDIFY project is supported by Darpa STO

  for more information, click here

  Phase 2 (18 months) (Aug 2006- May 2008)

  Principal Investigator: Prof M. Chuah

  Collaborators: Dr K. Chang (Telcordia).

  Phase 1 Principal Investigator: Prof M. Chuah

  Collaborators: Prof B. Davison, Prof L. Cheng.

  Completed Phase 1 (Aug 2005- May 2006)

3) Collaborative/Competitive Dynamic Spectrum Network Design

      1. Cooperative Multichannel MAC Design 

4. Anomaly Detection and Mitigation for Interdomain Routing Exchanges (ADMIRE)  (Joint work with Prof W. Pottenger, Students: M. Ganiz )

      Selected Publications 

          a) M. Ganiz, W. Pottenger, S. Kanitkar, M. Chuah, "Detection of Interdomain Routing Anomalies Based on Higher-Order Path Analysis", to appear as short paper at IEEE ICDM 2006

          b) M. Chuah, K. Huang "Detecting BGP Selective Dropping Attacks", will appear at IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Security, 2006.

5. Distributed PacketScore  (Wenbin Ma, Vinay Goel )

6. Semantic-Aware Intrusion Detection System (Walter Scheirer) - funded partially by PA Digital Greenhouse & Cisco Equipment grant

7.Sensor-Based Medical Information System (SBMIS) -funded by PITA   (F. Fu)

In this project, we intend to build a small medical information system where senior citizens can wear cheap wireless sensor nodes that measure vital signs. The sensor data will be transmitted via wireless links to a PC that analyzes the data. Upon anomaly detection, the PC will send alert messages to physicians with summarized vital sign data attached.

8.The Interdomain Ad Hoc Routing (W. Ma)