Research

"Our range and depth of experience has allowed us to understand and anticipate future requirements in information security and to formulate innovative solutions and build high-quality tools to meet those requirements."

Sushil Jajodia, Director

Selected Research

  • The U.S. Department of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded a $4.8 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative award to Anup Ghosh and Sushil Jajodia (Volgenau School of Engineering) to develop mechanisms to enable commodity systems to detect and regenerate from cyber attacks.

  • Columbia University (Prime: Department of Defense) awarded $2.2 million to Angelos Stavrou and Anup Ghosh (Volgenau School of Engineering) for the project MINESTRONE (Stonesoup), which is a novel architecture that integrates static analysis, dynamic confinement, and code diversification techniques to identify, mitigate and contain software vulnerabilities.

  • Secure Command Government Solutions, LLC awarded $1.5 million to Angelos Stavrou and Huzefa Rangwala (Volgenau School of Engineering) for the project Cynomix, which aims to eliminate static signatures for malware and overcome sophisticated obfuscation and polymorphism for detection of previously unseen malware.

  • The Department of Defense awarded $1.5 million to Angelos Stavrou and Huzefa Rangwala (Volgenau School of Engineering) for CyNomiX, which is a novel framework for scalable identifications of the lineage of malicious programs and threats.  

  • The National Institute of Standards & Technology awarded $1.5 million to Kryzstof Gaj and Jens-Peter Kaps (Volgenau School of Engineering) in collaboration with Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago), Patrick Schaumont and Leyla Nazhandali (Virginia Tech) to develop methodology and software for evaluating candidates for new standards in the area of cryptography.

  • The National Science Foundation awarded a $450,000 Career Award to Songqing Chen (Volgenau School of Engineering) for efficient resource management for high quality wireless Internet streaming by dealing with issues like device heterogeneity, limited device resources, etc.

  • The National Science Foundation awarded a $400,000 Career Award to Xinyuan (Frank) Wang (Volgenau School of Engineering) to explore a new direction in building artificial malware immunization and malware forensics capabilities.

  • The National Science Foundation awarded $239,884 to Angelos Stavrou (Volgenau School of Engineering) to study the Web malware serving network by building a scalable malware execution and analysis infrastructure.