Welcome to ARIAS
Laboratory for Advanced Research in Information Assurance and Security
The Advanced Research in Information Assurance and Security (ARIAS) lab is a research group within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. It was established in 2003, and its mission is to study and solve challenging problems in wireless networks and cyber security, with a particular focus on cognitive radio networks, related technologies for spectrum sharing, and their security implications. The current research thrusts of ARIAS included in the following areas:
- Security and privacy in wireless systems and networks
- Spectrum enforcement, security, and privacy in shared spectrum access
- Security issues in cognitive radio networks
- Security issues in LTE/LTE-A and 5G cellular networks
- Co-design and co-existence of heterogeneous wireless systems, including coexistence of radar and communication systems
- Supporting mobility in opportunistic spectrum access
- Security and privacy in wireless healthcare
- Prototyping and testing using large-scale cognitive radio testbeds
Dr. Jerry Park, the founding director of ARIAS, is the site director of an NSF-sponsored multi-university Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC).
The Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) is a multi-university research center sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under its Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program. BWAC partner universities (sites) include University of Arizona, Auburn University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the University of Notre Dame. The primary mission of BWAC is to work with industry and academic partners to pursue large-scale research projects, address challenging spectrum access problems through novel broadband technologies, and create new visions for the wireless industry. BWAC researchers work closely with industrial partners, through its Industrial Affiliates Program, to develop novel and innovative wireless technologies and applications. Please visit the BWAC website here for current and up-to-date information on our research projects and activities.