iSAFER Members


Faculty

Jie Wang, Director, Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: Modeling of big data and its applications, large-scale network dynamics, cloud computing and search over encryption, optimization algorithms, network security, and wireless networks.
Xinwen Fu, Co-director, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: Mobile Security and Privacy, Network Security and Privacy, Digital Forensics, Wireless Networks, Network QoS
Tricia Chigan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications
Jay McCarthy, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: Programming language, cryptographic protocols, secure systems
Benyuan Liu, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: application, algorithm design and performance analysis of various computer networking technologies, and network and mobile security
Guanling Chen, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: mobile computing, ubiquitous & pervasive computing - social network privacy, location privacy
Tingjian Ge, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: database security and privacy, uncertain data management, sensor networks, parallel and distributed systems
Vinod Vokkarane, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: design and analysis of architectures and protocols for ultra-high speed networks, grid and cloud networks, and green networking - Online Social Networks Privacy and Trust, Wireless Networks Reliability and Security, Campus Safety using Wireless Sensor Networks, Security in High Speed Networks (DoS @ 100Gb/s), Security in IoTs
Cindy Chen, Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: Spatio-Temporal Databases, Data Mining, Social Networks, Cloud Computing and Big Data, etc.
Yan Luo, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: Network Processors, Low Power Processors, Internet Router and Web Server Architectures, Parallel and Distributed Processing, Embedded Systems, Simulation and Performance Evaluation - Deep-Packet Inspection and SDN Security
Yu Cao, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research interests: knowledge discover from complex data, including the area of biomedical informatics and intelligent system
SeungWoo Son, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: High performance computing, parallel computing, data-intensive computing, data analytics, computer architecture, compilers, embedded systems - Anomaly detection
Ioannis Raptis, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Autonomous robotic vehicles, rotorcraft/aircraft control and system identification, path planning and trajectory generation, coordination and control of multi-agent dynamic systems, fault tolerant control
Hongwei (Harry) Zhu, Associate Professor, Manning School of Business

Research interests: Quality of data standards and standard-based data, Analytics of standard-based data, Semantic integration and reuse of Web data
Xiaobai (Bob) Li, Professor, Manning School of Business

Research interests: data mining, big data analytics, information privacy and information economics

Advisory Board

Lawrence Wilson, Information Security Lead, University of Massachusetts Central Office
Ed Gardner, CIO, Satuit Technologies
John Schramm, VP Global Information Risk Management & Chief Information Risk Officer, Manulife Financial/John Hancock
James Caulfield, Assistant Vice President (Information Security) at Federal Reserve System

Current Students

1. Mr. Qinggang Yue, Research focus: Motion based side channels, Ph.D, in progress, 2012 Fall – present

2. Mr. Zupei Li, Research focus: Security and privacy of drones, Ph.D in progress, 2013 Fall present

3. Mr. Joshua Kraunelis, Research focus: Mobile malware and their detection, Ph.D in progress, 2013 Fall – present

4. Ms. Chao Gao, Research focus: Security and privacy in big data, Ph.D in progress, 2015 Fall – present

6. Mr. Xin Ma, Ph.D in progress, Dissertation Project: Effective Distributive Data Mining Algorithms in VANETEnabled Cyber Physics Systems (1st year PhD student)

7. Mr. Shuai Yuan, Ph.D. in progress, Dissertation Project: Achieving Privacy in Cognitive Radio Networks” (1st year PhD candidate, passed Qualify Exam)

8. Mr. Lei Li, Ph.D. in progress, Dissertation Project: Protecting against Sensing Data Falsification in Cognitive Radio Networks. (2nd year PhD candidate, passed Qualify Exam)

9. Michael McGinty, Undergraduate Student

10. Chuta Sano, Undergraduate Student

11. MdGayas Chowdhury, M.S. Student

Graduated Students

Zach Kissel , Ph.D 2014, Dissertation Title: Verifiable Searchable Symmetric Encryption. Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Merrimack College

Yinjie Chen, Ph.D 2014, Dissertation Title: RSS Sampling Theory for Wireless Localization. Google Inc.

Zhongli Liu, Ph.D 2014, Dissertation Title: Aerial Localization of Wireless Targets: Theory and Implementation, TeraRecon, Inc.

Xian Pan, Ph.D 2014, Dissertation Title: Privacy Leaking and Enhancing for Modern Wireless Mouse. Yahoo! Inc.

Junwei Huang, Ph.D 2013, Dissertation Title: A Comprehensive Study of Network Forensics in terms of Laws and Technologies. HERE, a Nokia business

Hui Li, M.S. 2013. Thesis Title: Network Forensics Education Project and Survey Evaluation, HB Software Solutions

Bo Yan, Ph.D 2012, Dissertation Title: Collaborative Fault Diagnosis in Large-Scale Mobile Communication Networks, Senior Software Engineer at MicroStrategy.

Bill Gauvin, Ph.D 2011, Dissertation Title: Protecting The Privacy of On-Line Social Network Users. Instructor at University of South Florida

Anwar Saipulla, Ph.D 2010, Dissertation Title: Barrier Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks. Senior Research Software Development Engineer at Microsoft