Information Assurance Research (IAR) Laboratory

    Current Students:
    • Laxima Niure (PhD Student, since Jan. 2015)
    • Yangyang Tao (PhD Student, since Aug. 2015)
      • Zhuosheng Zhang (PhD Student, since Jan. 2019)
    • Lu Shi, Ph.D. in IGCP, May 2015
      Dissertation: Secure Wearable Systems with Wireless PHY-Layer Information
      Initial Employment: Purdue University Calumet, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as Visiting Assistant Professor.
    • Jiawei Yuan, Ph.D. in IGCP, May 2015
      Dissertation: Secure and Verifiable Data Storage and Utilization in Cloud Computing
      Initial Employment: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineeringas, as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor.
    • Md. Abu Al Jinnah, MS in Computer Science, May 2016
      MS Project: Implementation of Optimized and Scalable Query Processing Infrastructure for RDF Datasets of Semantic Web Utilizing Cloud Computing
    • Reenacecilia Mathi, MS in Computer Science, May 2017
      MS Project: Smart Property: A Block Chain Based Property Ownership Recording System

Funded Projects
  1. [Role: PI] NSF-SaTC, "SaTC: CORE: Small: Toward Usable and Ubiquitous Trust Initialization and Secure Networking in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks", National Science Foundation, 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020. (Current. Project Link)
  2. [Role: PI] NSF-ECCS/SaTC, "CCSS: Collaborative Research: Developing A Physical-Channel Based Lightweight Authentication System for Wireless Body Area Networks", National Science Foundation, 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2018. (Current)
  3. [Role: PI] NSF-CNS, "EAGER: Utilizing Contextual Channel Characteristics for Secure Communications in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks", National Science Foundation, 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015. (Completed. Project Link.)
  4. [Role: PI] NSF-CNS, "MRI: Acquisition of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education", National Science Foundation, 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016. (Completed)
  5. [Role: PI] AWS in Education Research Grant, "Secure Cloud Computing Data Services",, Inc., 11/1/2011 - 3/31/2016. (Completed)
  6. [Role: PI] "Development of UAMS CLinicAl Research Administrator (CLARA) system", University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 7/16/2011 - 7/15/2013. (Completed)
  7. [Role: Co-PI] "DoD Information Assurance - Information Security Grant Program", Department of Defense, 9/1/2013 - 12/31/2014. (Completed)