Research

Research Direction Current Topics Point of Contact
Cryptography New Directions in Cryptography Dr. Ran Canetti, CAS, Computer Science
Network Reliability Detecting and understanding anomalies in IP networks Drs. Assaf Kfoury, Mark Crovella, CAS, Computer Science
Network Safety Transient Reduction of Quality Attacks on the Internet Drs. Azer Bestavros and Ibrahim Matta, CAS, Computer Science
Economic Approaches Economic models for thwarting spam Dr. Marshall Van Alstyne, Department of Information Systems, School of Management
Network Reliability Detecting and understanding anomalies in IP networks Drs. Assaf Kfoury, Mark Crovella, CAS, Computer Science
Network Safety Transient Reduction of Quality Attacks on the Internet Drs. Azer Bestavros and Ibrahim Matta, CAS, Computer Science
Network security Internet security, intrusion resilience, interactive passwordschemes secure multicast & group key management protocols Drs. Gene Itkis and Leo Reyzin,   Applied Cryptography and Electronic Security Group, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science Department
Trustworthy software Software assurance and reliability using automatic verification Dr. Azer Bestavros. College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science Department
Algorithm development Development and analysis if randomized algorithms for optimization in computational chemistry and physics Drs. Steve Homer and Shang-hua Teng, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science Department
Randomized computation One-way functions, average case complexity Dr. Leonid Levin, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science Department
Data mining and indexing Spatio-temporal indexing of large data sets Dr. George Kollios, College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science Department
Biometrics in enterprise computing systems Integrating biometrics (face, iris, signature) in enterprise computing systems Drs. Tanya Zlateva, Lou Chitkushev, Suresh Kalathur, Metropolitan College, Computer Science Department
Trustworthy hardware Side-channel attack-resistant cryptographic devices. Design methodology based on robust codes and asynchronous circuitry. Drs. Mark Karpovsky and Alexander Taubin, College of Engineering, ECE Department
Data modeling of spatio-temoral sets Semantic modeling of video databases Dr. Thomas Little, College of Engineering, ECE Department
Design and evaluation of computer network architecture Ad hoc network and sensor network research including algorithms, protocols, and proof of concept Dr. Thomas Little, College of Engineering, ECE Department
Information theoretic applications Data reconciliation, robust location detection Dr. Ari Trachtenberg, Laboratory for Networking and Information Systems,  College of Engineering, ECE Department
Network Stability Statistical analysis and simulation of instability, phenomena in wired and wireless networks Dr. David Starobinski, Laboratory for Networking and Information Systems,  College of Engineering, ECE Department
Embedded Security Processors Customized instruction set for security processing Dr. Wei Qin, College of Engineering, ECE Department

Cyber Security Research Projects at BU