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ARIAS Lab Personnel

 

Dr. Jerry ParkJerry Park received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA in 2003. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and the Site Director of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I-UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC). Park is also an Executive Committee Member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC). NSC is a large consortium of industry stakeholders and universities collaborating with multiple federal government agencies through a $1.25 billion agreement to support and promote the development of advanced spectrum access technologies.

Park’s research interests include dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, wireless security and privacy, and applied cryptography. Current or recent research sponsors include the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and several industry sponsors. Park is a recipient of a 2014 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award, a 2008 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a 2008 Hoeber Excellence in Research Award, and a 1998 AT&T Leadership Award. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE/KICS Journal of Communications and Networks. Park is also actively involved in the organization of several flagship conferences. He is currently serving on the technical program committee​s​ of several conferences, including the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), and IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN). Park ​was​ elevated to IEEE Fellow for​ his​ ​"​contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and security issues”.

Dr. Park is widely recognized for his pioneering work on enforcement and security problems in cognitive radio networks and spectrum sharing. His current research interests are:

  1. Dynamic spectrum sharing
  2. Cognitive radio networks
  3. Wireless security and privacy
  4. Applied cryptography
  5. Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications
  6. Prototyping and evaluation using large-scale wireless testbeds
  7. Spectrum regulatory policies

 

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Education:

Ph.D., School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2003
M.S., Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea, 1997
B.S., Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea, 1995

PhD Advisors

Prof. Edwin K. P. Chong
Prof. Howard Jay Siegel

Honors and Awards

2017​ ​IEEE Fellow (with the citation: “for contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio​ networks, and security issues”)
2015​ ​Cisco Faculty Research Award
2014​ ​Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award
2014​ ​Best Paper Award from the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
​2​008​ ​NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
2008​ ​Hoeber Excellence in Research Award
1998​ ​AT&T Leadership Award (graduate school scholarship provided by the AT&T Foundation)

Teaching

Spring 2016: ECE/CS 5560: Fundamentals of Information Security
Fall 2005 : ECE 5560 Network and Computer Security
Fall 2004 : ECE 5560 Network and Computer Security
Fall 2003: ECE/CS 4504 Computer Organization
Spring 2005: ECE/CS 4504 Computer Organization
Spring 2004: ECE/CS 4504 Computer Organization

Research Interests

Dynamic spectrum sharing
Cognitive radio networks
Wireless security and privacy
Applied cryptography
Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications
Prototyping and evaluation using large-scale wireless testbeds
Spectrum regulatory policies

Current Post-Doctoral Research Associates


Dr. Hanif Rahbari

Hanif RahbariHanif Rahbari received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Arizona. He joined ARIAS lab at Virginia Tech in August 2016 after a short-term affiliation with The University of Arizona as a Senior Research Specialist. He also holds the B.Sc. degree in information technology engineering from Sharif University of Technology and the M.Sc. degree with honors in computer networks from AmirKabir University of Technology, Iran. Hanif's research interests include wireless networks, security issues in wireless communications and IoT, hardware experimentation, and dynamic spectrum access.

Email : rahbari at vt dot edu

 

Vireshwar Kumar

Vireshwar KumaVireshwar Kumar is currently a post-doctorate research associate in the ARIAS lab at Virginia Tech. Previously, he received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) in 2009, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2016. Vireshwar's research interests include security in wireless heterogeneous networks, physical layer authentication, and cryptographic privacy-preserving authentication protocols.

Email : viresh at vt dot edu

 


Current PhD Students

Sudeep Bhattarai

Sudeep Bhattarai received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal in 2011, and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering Sudeep Bhattaraifrom Tennessee State University in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Sudeep's research interests include spectrum sensing, spectrum sharing and security issues in wireless communications.

Email : sbhattar at vt dot edu


He Li

He LiHe Li received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include security and privacy issues in wireless networks, spectrum enforcement, and applied cryptography.


Email : heli at vt dot edu

 


Jinshan Liu

Jinshn LiuJinshan Liu received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include wireless security, with a particular focus on security issues in machine to machine (M2M) communications, technologies for shared spectrum access, and wireless networks.

Email : jinshan at vt dot edu


Gaurang Naik

Gaurang NaikGaurang Naik received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Telecommunications from the University of Mumbai in 2012, and a Masters degree in Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015. Presently, Gaurang is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include wireless communications, systems and networking, with a particular focus on cognitive radio networks.

Email: gaurang at vt dot edu

 

 


Current MS Students


Pranav Asokan

Pranav AsokanPranav Asokan completed his Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in the year 2015. Presently, he is a Master's student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests are along the lines of security for Internet of Things and applied cryptography

Email: pranav06 at vt dot edu



Noah Luther

Noah is in his final semester as an undergraduate pursuing a dual-degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is also in the accelerated BS/MS program in Computer Science. His research interests include privacy-enhancing technologies, applied and theoretical cryptography, and security on constrained devices.

Email: nluther at vt dot edu



Pradeep Reddy Vaka

Pradeep Reddy received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India in 2014. He is currently a Masters student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Pradeep's research interests include security in spectrum sharing and wireless communications.

Email : pvaka at vt dot edu




ARIAS Alumni

PhD Level

Vireshwar Kumar, 2016

Vireshwar  KumarPhD Dissertation Title: Transmitter Authentication in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Affiliation: Post-doctoral research associate, Virginia Tech

Contact information: viresh at vt dot edu

 

 

Bo Gao, 2014

Bo GaoPhD Dissertation Title: Coexistence of Wireless Networks for Shared Spectrum Access

Affiliation: Assistant professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contact information: gaobo at ict dot ac dot cn

 

 

 



Behnam Bahrak, 2013

Behnam BahrakPhD Dissertation Title: Ex Ante Approaches for Security, Privacy, and Enforcement in Spectrum Sharing

Affiliation: Assistant professor, University of Tehran

Contact information: bahrak at gmail dot com




Kaigui Bian, 2011

Kaigui BianPhD Dissertation Title: Medium Access Control in Cognitive Radio Networks
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Peking University, China

Contact information: bkg at pku dot edu dot cn

 

 

 




Ruiliang Chen, 2008

Ruiliang ChenPhD Dissertation Title: Enhancing Attack Resilience in Cognitive Radio Networks

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: chenrik at gmail dot com

 

 



Animesh Patcha, 2006

Animesh PatchaPhD Dissertation Title: Enhancing Attack Resilience in Cognitive Radio Networks

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: chenrik at gmail dot com

 

 

 

Master of Science Level

Ahmed Ghumman, 2013

filler

Degree: MEng

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: aafrasht at vt dot edu



Daniel Ali, 2012

Daniel AliMS Thesis Title: Scalable Parameter Management Using Case-based Reasoning for Cognitive Radio Applications

Affiliation: Hexis Cyber Solution, Inc.

Contact information: daniel.ray.ali at gmail dot com

 

 



Jatin Thakkar, 2010

Jatin

MS Thesis Title: Securing Cognitive Radios with a Policy Enforcer and Secure Inter-component Transport Mechanisms

Affiliation: Deutsche Bank

Contact information: jatinst at vt dot edu

 

 





Amol Deshpande, 2010

Amol DeshpandeMS Thesis Title: Policy Reasoning for Spectrum Agile Radios

Affiliation: ViaSat Inc.

Contact information: amoldesh at vt dot edu

 

 



Swati Kanaujia, 2010

Swati KanaujiaMS Thesis Title: Rogue Access Point Detection through Statistical Analysis

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: swatik at vt dot edu

 

 



Arya Afrashteh, 2008

fillerAffiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: aafrasht at vt dot edu

 

 



Mike Snow, 2006

Mike SnowMS Thesis Title: Data-Link Layer Traceback in Ethernet Networks

Affiliation: Virginia Tech Bioinformatics Institute

Contact information: sno at vt dot edu

 

 



Mike Chorzempa, 2006

Mike ChorzempaMS Thesis Title: Key Management for Wireless Sensor Networks in Hostile Environments

Affiliation: Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Contact information: mchorzem at vt dot edu

 

 



Timothy J. McNevin, 2005

timothy McNevinMS Thesis Title: Mitigating Network-Based Denial-of-Service Attacks with Client Puzzles

Affiliation: BAE Systems

Contact information: tmcnevin at vt dot edu

 

 



Previous Undergraduate Advisees:

Bishwamoy Sinha Roy
Brandon Brisbon
Alex Welch