I am currently working on misbehavior detection, oriented towards vehicular ad-hoc networks, aiming towards more general cyber-physical systems in the future. Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) are a type of networks that are established by equipping vehicles with wireless transmitters; their goal is to improve safety, increase available information for the driver and increase driving comfort. They are often considered as part of an Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSs), or as an instance of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are a more general type of system - the most important characteristics of CPSs are their large scale nature and the interaction between the real world and a networked system. With respect to security, this type of system is important due to the high potential for damage and the fact that some sensors may be compromised or damaged. Notable CPSs include industrial control systems, smart grids and smart cities, e-Health systems and ITSs. See also this NSF press release.
The goal of my work is to achieve improved security by applying techniques from data-centric approaches that have been developed for VANETs in recent years, in addition to approaches from other fields that aim to detect attacks, sensor malfunctions and other misbehavior. If you are interested in any of these topics, or if you are looking for more information about them, feel free to contact me.
My other professional interests include cryptography, computer security and ad-hoc networks. I also have an interest in open access, open education and open science (which is in part related to my private interests in open data). These topics address wide-spread access to and re-use of scientific publications, educational material and scientific data, respectively.