For those wanting a conventional menu of projects, the traditional cut (which frankly only includes a sample of projects) goes something like:
Physical Layer Security
Physical layer security is an emerging hot-topic in wireless systems, and involves using wireless-specific properties associated with the wireless medium itself to enhance traditional approaches to authentication and confidentiality.
Privacy in Communications
Conventional security solutions are inadequate for protecting the context surrounding many systems that we use on a daily basis. I have been developing solutions that provide privacy for wireless devices and their data, which address several critical contextual privacy issues.
Defending Wireless Systems from Interference
The open nature of the wireless medium makes it easy for interference to be directed at a variety of wireless communication systems. My team’s research has involved exploring how this interference can be performed, how it can be detected and how wireless systems can be protected from this interference.
Big Bandwidth—Finding, Using and Protecting our Spectrum
Spectrum is a valuable resource that will spur economic growth if we can use it properly. New radio technologies are being built that will take advantage of underutilized spectrum.
Designing and Securing the Future Internet
The Internet was originally designed in an era when devices were tethered and issues of security and privacy were not as critical as they have become today.
My research has been funded by a variety of federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Army Research Office, and Army CERDEC. Portions of my research have also been supported by various contracts from corporate sponsors. Without the support provided by both government and corporate sponsors, the technical contributions we have been able to make would not have been possible.