Students and Advising

PhD Committees:
Committee Chair

Graduated

  1. Dr. Nathalie Baracaldo, Joining IBM Almaden Research in Feb, 2016 (Defended & passed in Jan 2016, Official date of graduation will be April, 2016; Interned at IBM Almaden Research two times)
  2. Dr. Xuelian Long (Expected to Graduate in Summer 2015), Facebook Inc.
  3. Dr. Amirreza Maxoumzadeh (Graduated in Summer, 2014) – Assistant Professor, CS, SUNY, Albany
  4. Dr. Saman Taghavi (Graduated in Summer, 2014)- Cisco Inc. (Interned at Cisco twice)
  5. Dr. Hassan Takabi (Graduated in Summer 2013), Assistant Prof., CSE, University of North Texas (Interned at Cisco)
  6. Dr. Yue Zhang, (Graduated in Summer 2010), Google, Inc (Interned at IBM Watson)

Currently in Program

  1. Lei Jin (Expected to Graduate in 2016-17)
  2. Leila Karimi (Started in Fall, 2015)
  3. Runhua Xu (Started in Fall, 2015)
  4. Nuraay Baltaci (Started in Spring, 2016)

Committee Member (all have graduated)

  1. Kornporn Panyim (Tel, University of Pittsburgh), “Secure Connectivity Through Key Predistribution Under Jamming Attacks in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, 2010
  2. Thaier Saleh Hayajneh (Tel, University of Pittsburgh), “Protocols for Detection and Removal of Wormholes for Secure Routing and Neighborhood Creation in Wireless ad hoc Networks”, 2009
  3. Tanapat Anusas-Amornkul (Tel, University of Pittsburgh), “On detection mechanisms and their performance for packet dropping attack in ad hoc networks”
  4. Saowaphak Sasanus (Tel, University of Pittsburgh), “Adaptive Multi-class Signaling Overload Control for Cellular Networks,”
  5. Haidong Xia (CS, University of Pittsburgh), “Using Secure CoProcessor to Enforce Network Access Policies in Enterprise and Ad Hoc Networks
  6. Phongsak Kiratiwintakorn (Tel, University of Pittsburgh), “Energy Efficient Security Framework For Wireless Local Area Networks,
  7. Siqing Du (IS, University of Pittsburgh), 2007
  8. Jiang Zheng (CS, University of Pittsburgh), 2008
  9. Ricardo Villamarin-Salomon (CS, University of Pittsburgh), 2008
  10. Siam University, Thailand (2012)

External PhD Reviewer

  1. Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, “Profiling User Interactions on Online Social Networks,” (Advisor: Elena Ferrari and Barbara Carminati), Universitàdegli Studi dell’Insubria – Varese (2013)
  2. Igor Nai Fovino, “Privacy Preserving Data Mining - Concepts, Techniques and evaluation Methodologies,” Universitàdegli Studi di Milano (Main Advisor: Elisa Bertino; graduated.
  3. Giovanni Mella, “Disitributed and Cooperative Updates of XML Documents,” Università degli Studi di Milano (Main Advisor: Elisa Bertino; graduated).
  4. Stefano Franzoni (CS, PhD Candidate), University of Milan, graduating in 2007.

Post-Doctoral Students

  1. Dr. Youna Jung PhD from Ajou University, South Korea (Topics: Security in Ubiqiutous Environments & Multi-agent Systems) (2008, 2 Years)
  2. Dr. Minsoo Kim PhDfrom  Ajou University in South Korea (Topics: Security in Ubiqiutous Environments & Multi-agent Systems)  (2008, 2 Years)
  3. Dr. Jun-Hyung Park, PhD from South Korea, (Topic: Grid Security and Survivability, Computer Forensics), (2006, 1 Year)
  4. Zhaohui, PhD Student in China, (Topic: Access Control in OS and embedded systems), 2007

Visiting Researchers Hosted

  1. Jianfeng Lu, Assoicate Professor, School of Mathematics-Physical & Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, (Topic: Advanced Role Based Access Control Models – theory) (2013, 1 Year)
  2. Dr. HyungHyo Lee, Associate Professor, Wonkwang University, Rep. of Korea  (2011, 1 Year)
  3. Dr. Guo Yanhui,  Associate Professor, BUPT (Topic: Recommendation Systems)  (2009, 1 Year)

MS Thesis

  1. Angela Horneman (SFS Student), "Examining Threat Groups from the Outside: Generating High-Level Overviews of Persistent and Traditional Compromises." Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. December 2013 (Co-Advisor)
  2. J. Spring, "Large Scale DNS Traffic Analysis of Malicious Internet Activity with a Focus on Evaluating the Response Time of Blocking Phishing Sites", MS Thesis, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, April 2010 (Committee Member)
  3. Summit R. Tuladhar, "Inter-Domain Authentication for Seamless Roaming in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks", MS Thesis, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, December 2007 (Advisor)

 

Other Students Who Have Done/are Doing Research with Me

Post-doctoral Students & Visiting Researchers (All funded by their government)

 

Name

Program

Publications

Research Focus

 

Dr. Jun-Hyung Park (2006, 1 Year)

PhD from South Korea

CS

1 Paper

Grid Security and Survivability,

Computer Forensics

 

Dr. Youna Jung (2008, 1-2 Year(s))

PhD from South Korea

CS

 

Security in Ubiqiutous  Env.

 

Minsoo Kim (2008, 1-2 Year(s))

PhD Candidate in South Korea

CS

 

Security in Ubiqiutous  Env.

 

Zhaohui (2007, 1 Year)

PhD Student in China

CS

 

Access Control in OS and

Embedded system

PhD Students (not my advisees)

 

Siginq Du

PhD, IS

1 Paper + 1 Chapter

Multidomain Security

 

Korporn Panyim

PhD, TEL

1 Paper

Trust Management

 

Carlos E. C. Bastidas

PhD, TEL

Working on them !

IPv6/mobile IPv6 Security

Masters Students (did/doing research with me)

 

Suroop Mohan Chandran (Graduated)

MS, TEL

3 Pgraduatedapers + 3 Chapters

Trust + Location and Time RBAC

 

Smithi Piromruen (Graduated)

MS, TEL

1 Paper

Multidomain Security

 

Kavitha Mani (Graduated)

MS, IS

Working on them !

Trust Management

 

Raymond Murthi (Graduated)

MS, IS

Working on them !

GTRBAC Extension

(Implementation)

 

Suronapee Phoomvuthisarn (Graduated)

MS, IS

Working on them !

Trust Management

 

Summt R. Tuladhar (Graduated, MS Thesis)

MS, TEL

Working on them !

IPv6, mobile IPv6 Security

 

Craig Scheknler (Graduated)

MS, IS

 

RBAC Implementation