Junia's research focuses on the security of Internet of Things devices and on designing physics-based attestation for remote cyber-physical systems. In particular, she proposed the use of visual-challenges to increase the trustworthiness of remotely-captured video footage. Her visual-challenges research won the second place of the ACM Student Research Competition at the 2015 Grace Hopper Conference. Her team won the FWD.us Debug DC Growthathon in 2014. She has reported various vulnerabilities in IoT devices, including CVE-2015-8287.
Mustafa's research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and security and privacy in industrial control systems and the smart grid. He works on deep packet inspection of industrial control protocols, tracking the communication patterns of controllers, servers, and field devices for security purposes.
Carlos is interested in control theory, game theory and mechanism design, and how incentives and economic games can improve the security of control systems and the smart grid.
Kelvin works in network security and deep-packet inspection for industrial control systems. He focuses on extracting semantic information from industrial network to identify suspicious events.
Xi is intersted in network security. She works on deep-packet inspection for industrial control systems, analyzing real-world deployments of ICCP, DNP3 and Modbus/TCP.
Raul is a PhD student co-advised with Dr. Zhiqiang Lin. His research interest include operating system security and security for embedded devices. Raul is currently focusing on Internet of Thing (IoT) devices and developing security tools for automated devices including unmanned aerial and ground vehicles.
Luis works on security and penetration testing. He is applying his skills to improve the security of IoT devices, automated vehicles, and software-defined networks.
Neil Ortiz is an expert on power system operations. Before joining UTD, he worked with XM, the operator of the power grid in Colombia. His research project is to identify the successful practices and lessons learned by countries subject to persistent attacks on their critical infrastructures, and incorporate these lessons into social and technical solutions that we can use to better understand the nature of the threat, and to motivate better public and private sector postures for the protection of critical infrastructures from physical as well as cyber-attacks. His research will leverage the experience of five decades of sustained attacks against the critical infrastructures of Colombia and study the government and industry responses and best practices in that country.
David is a Security Researcher at Intel Corporation where he is responsible for the secure design, development and operation of hardware and software products and services on IoT. His research interests fall on the areas of IoT security, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security, and software architecture and design. His paper on studying network patterns of encrypted AMI network traffic won the 2014 best paper award at the IEEE Smart Grid Communications Conference.
Matthew is working towards his MS thesis. His work focuses on the security of IoT devices, including IoT hubs and the safety and privacy of intimate devices.
Jairo works on security and privacy problems in control theory. His work focuses on how Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) have unique properties that can be exploited to design privacy-enhancing technologies particularly tailored to achieve privacy with the lowest negative impact to the utility of these systems. In particular he was worked on two examples of these properties by looking at the inherent noise of CPS, and their sensor sampling flexibility, and show how they can be used to design differential privacy algorithms that introduce less noise, and adaptive sensor sampling algorithms that hide sensitive information without the need to add noise. He also works on securing industrial control systems by leveraging physics-aware intrusion detection systems.
Sonia Torres is an alumn of the Young Women In Science and Engineering (YWISE) program at UTD. She is currently working on Mandatory Security Policies for Industrial Control Systems. Her research was selected as a Jonsson School Undergraduate Research Experience Award winner for the 2016-2017 academic year. She also received the first place of the YWISE 2014 program. In addition her work is supported by an NSF-CRISP REU for improving the security of our critical infrastructures. She was the web chair for the first ACM CPS-SPC security workshop.
Cathryn is the recipient of a Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) for 2013-2014 sponsored by CRA-W and a UT Dallas Undergraduate Research Scholar Award. Her research interests include human-machine interfaces and the visual representation of information for data analysts and security analysts. She is a co-author of a Cloud Security Alliance White Paper on Big Data Analytics for Security and has presented her work at the CRA-W/CDC Broadening Participation in Visualization Workshop and the Grace Hopper Conference. She graduated in 2014 and started a summer internship at NIST on usable security.
Michael is the recipient of a Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) for Spring 2014 sponsored by CRA-W. His research interests include intrusion detection for process control systems. His paper on studying network patterns of encrypted AMI network traffic won the 2014 best paper award at the IEEE Smart Grid Communications Conference.
Michael Christian is a senior computer science student at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina, and is participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at UT Dallas for the summer of 2014. He is interested Human Centered Computing and network security.
Carlos is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago currently working on a BS in computer science and participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at UT Dallas for the summer of 2014. He is interested in Human Centered Interaction and in data visualizations and analytics.
Grace is the recipient of a Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) for 2013-2014 sponsored by CRA-W and a UT Dallas Research Scholar Award. Her research interests lie in the interseccion of Big Data analytics tools and information security and she is a co-author of a Cloud Security Alliance Report on Big Data Analytics for Security.
Laurel is the recipient of a UT Dallas Undergraduate Research Scholar Award for 2013-2014. She is interested in network security, intrusion detection, and analytic tools to detect anomalies in computer networks.
Arlene, Stacy, Abigail, and Jaspreet are students at Berkner High School. They are participating in the 2016-2017 Young Women In Science and Engineering (YWISE) program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Their goal is to understand the various ways IoT devices collect data from consumers, give consumers choice and consent for these practices, and analyze their communication patterns. Some of the devices they are analyzing include an electricity consumption monitor, wearables, and smart home hubs like the Samsung Hub and the Amazon Echo.
Andres is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, under the supervision of Sandra Rueda and the co-supervision of Alvaro Cardenas. His research interests focus on Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Smart Grids.
Luis Francisco is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Universidad Distrital in Colombia. He is completing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia under the supervision of Nicanor Quijano and co-supervision of Alvaro Cardenas. His research interests lie on extending fault-detection and fault-identification algorithms in Control Theory to deal with adversarial faults, rather than random natural faults.
Ming is an associate research fellow at the National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information System Security in China. His research interests focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) security, Network Survivability, and Internet Measurement.
Jairo obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He is interested in Control Theory, Passivity Theory and their application to Microgrids synchronization and control.
Marina is a Ph.D. Candidate at Hamburg University of Technology. She is interested in Process Control Systems security and testbeds.