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  • Book Chapter in ICS Security Book(December 9, 2015): Our book chapter, “Wireless Communication in ICSs,” was accepted to appear in “Cyber Security Methods for Industrial Control and SCADA Systems”.
  • Delivered a Tutorial at IEEE NFV-SDN Conference(November 21, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave a tutorial at the IEEE International Conference on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) Conference in San Francisco, California on “Secure Software Defined Networking for the Smart Grid Communication Infrastructure.”
  • Invited Panelist at IEEE NFV-SDN Conference(November 19, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave a talk in a panel on exploring new directions in NFV and the role of research at the IEEE International Conference on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) Conference in San Francisco, California.
  • Invited Talk at Ericsson Research(November 17, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave an invited talk at Ericsson Research in San Jose, California on the security of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things.
  • Invited Panelist at IEEE SmartGridComm Conference(November 2, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave a talk about “Securing Smart City Infrastructure” in a panel at the IEEE SmartGridComm Conference Workshop on Smart Cities Enabled by SmartGridComms, Challenges and Opportunities from a Grid Modernization Perspective in Miami, FL.
  • Paper at IEEE CCNC’16(November 1, 2015): Our paper, ”A Novel Storage Covert Channel on Wearable Devices Using Status Bar Notifications,” was accepted by the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) Conference in Las Vegas, NV in January 2016. Congrats to Kyle Denney, our REU student for his achievement.
  • Paper at IEEE CCNC’16(November 1, 2015): Our paper, ”A Reliable Data Aggregation Mechanism with Homomorphic Encryption in Smart Grid AMI Networks,” was accepted by the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) Conference, in Las Vegas, NV in January 2016.
  • Grant from DOE(October 28, 2015): Dr. Uluagac, his FIU and other colleagues from University of Arkansas Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Lehigh University, and Carnegie Mellon University have been awarded a major grant (amount: $15,290,588) from the US Department of Energy for their project titled “DoE Cybersecurity Center for Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS).”
  • Invited Talk at ICF International(October 15, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave an invited talk at ICF International on “Protecting Against Sensory-Channels Threats in Cyber-Physical Systems,” at International CyberSci Summit 2015 in Fairfax, VA.
  • Book Chapter in IoT Security Book(October 1, 2015): Our book chapter, “Privacy-preservation for IoT in Smart Buildings,” was accepted to appear in “Security and Privacy in Internet of Things (IoT): Models, Algorithms, and Implementations” book.
  • Demo at IEEE NFV-SDN’15(September 15, 2015): Our demo, “SDN-based Resilience for Smart Grid Communications was accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, San Francisco, CA in November 2015.
  • Demo at IEEE LCN’15(September 5, 2015): Our demo, ”A Novel Storage Covert Channel on Wearable Devices Using Status Bar Notifications,” was accepted by the IEEE LCN 2014 Conference in October 2015.
  • Paper at IEEE WLN Workshop’15(September 3, 2015): Our paper, “Software Defined Networking for Wireless Local Networks in Smart Grid,” was accepted by the 15th Annual IEEE Workshop on Wireless Local Networks 2015, Clearwater Beach, FL in October 2015.
  • Book Chapter in Smart Grid Book(September 1, 2015): Our book chapter, “Secure Software Defined Networking Architectures for The Smart Grid,” was accepted to appear in “Smart Grid: Networking, Data Management and Business Models” book.
  • Seminar Talk at AFRL(July 21, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave a seminar talk on “Securing Aerial Layer Networks with SDN,” at the SDN Tech Exchange: SDN Opportunities for Aerial Layer Networks at Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, NY.
  • Invited Talk at AFRL(July 20, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave an invited talk on fingeprinting wireless devices at Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, NY.
  • Invited Panelist at NATO Cybersecurity Workshop(June 16, 2015): Dr. Uluagac gave a talk about “Sensory Channel Threats to Military CPS and IoT Assets” at a panel at the NATO Information Systems Technology (IST)-128 Workshop on Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Invitation to Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications Editorial Team(July 6, 2015): Prof. Uluagac has been invited to join the Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA) editorial team.
  • Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM’15(July 2, 2015): Our paper, ”Information Leakage in Encrypted IP Video Traffic,” was accepted by the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 Conference, December 2015.
  • Invitation to IEEE Communications and Surveys and Tutorials Editorial Team(June 24, 2015): Prof. Uluagac has been invited to join the IEEE Communications and Surveys and Tutorials editorial team.
  • The NSF CAREER Award(May 07, 2015): Prof. Uluagac has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal “CAREER: Securing Sensory Side-Channels in Cyber-Physical Systems.” The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
  • The US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship(March 22, 2015): Dr. Uluagac was selected to receive fellowship from the Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)’s Summer Faculty Fellowship Program for Summer 2015.
  • FIU McNair Undergraduate Summer Research Award(March 6, 2015): Michael Cash, my undergraduate mentee, has been selected to receive the FIU Ronald E. McNair Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
  • TPC Invitation from IEEE SmartGridComm’15(April 1, 2015): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) 2015 Cyber Security and Privacy Symposium Technical Program Committee.
  • Local Chair Invitation from IEEE SmartGridComm’15(February 15, 2015): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) 2015 Organizing Committee as the local arrangements chair.
  • PhD, Postdoc, and Visiting Opportunities(January 23, 2015): Applications are invited for two PhD student and one Postdoctoral researcher positions, available in the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL) within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. The positions are available immediately once the suitable candidates pass the application requirements of FIU. The FIU application deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015 and for more information about the application to the graduate program at FIU, click here. Areas of interest include the security of Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, critical Infrastructure networks (e.g., smart-grid), and security of wireless and mobile devices. More information about the opportunity is available at this link.
  • TPC Invitation from IEEE CNS’15(January 23, 2015): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2015 Technical Program Committee.
  • TPC Invitation from IEEE CNS’15(January 23, 2015): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2015 Technical Program Committee.
  • Grant from NSF(January 12, 2015): Drs. Uluagac and Akkaya have been awarded a grant for $356,000 from the National Science Foundation for their project entitled “REU Site: Security of Smart Things: From Small Devices to Large Infrastructures.”
  • Paper at IEEE ICC’15(January 9, 2015): Our paper, “InterSec: An Interaction System for Network Security Applications” was accepted by the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications – Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium.
  • Attending the NSF SaTC PI Meeting(January 4, 2015): Dr. Uluagac will attend the NSF’s SaTC PI Meeting in DC between January 5-7, 2015 in DC.

 

  • PhD, Postdoc, and Visiting Opportunities (January 25, 2014): Applications are invited for two PhD student and one Postdoctoral researcher positions, available in the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL) within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. The positions are available immediately once the suitable candidates pass the application requirements of FIU. The FIU application deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015 and for more information about the application to the graduate program at FIU, click here. Areas of interest include the security of Internet of Things,  Cyber-Physical Systems,  critical Infrastructure networks (e.g., smart-grid), and security of wireless and mobile devices. More information about the opportunity is available at this link.
  • TPC Invitation from IEEE CNS’15 (January 23, 2014): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2015 Technical Program Committee.
  • Grant from NSF (January 12, 2015): Drs. Uluagac and Akkaya have been awarded a grant for $356,000 from the National Science Foundation for their project entitled “REU Site: Security of Smart Things: From Small Devices to Large Infrastructures.”
  • Paper at IEEE ICC’15 (January 9, 2015): Our paper, “InterSec: An Interaction System for Network Security Applications” was accepted by the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications – Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium.
  • Attending the NSF SaTC PI Meeting (January 4, 2015): Dr. Uluagac will attend the NSF’s SaTC PI Meeting in DC between January 5-7, 2015 in DC.
  • Attending the ARL Open Campus Open House (December 3, 2014): Dr. Uluagac will attend the ARL’s Open Campus Open House between December 9-10, 2014 in MD.
  • New Class in CPS and IoT Security (December 1, 2014): Dr. Uluagac will offer a new class in Security of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things in Spring 2015 (EEL 5994/4994). FIU students can register for the class via MyFIU.
  • Invited Talk at NTT Docomo Innovations Lab (October 30, 2014): Dr. Uluagac gave an invited talk at NTT Docomo Innovations in Palo Alto, California on the security of Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Outstanding Reviewer from Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (October 23, 2014): Dr. Uluagac was recognized as an outstanding reviewer based on his contributions to Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal.
  • Immediate Student Research Opportunities (October, 2014): We have several interesting projects in the areas of cybersecurity and networking and are looking for motivated students with strong technical backgrounds and interests in these areas. If you are currently an FIU student or have been accepted to study at FIU, please send me an email with your resume as there is a possibility to do one (or more) semester’s special study within our group. If not, please  apply to our program.
  • Paper in IEEE TDSC Journal (September 26, 2014): Our paper, “GTID: A Technique for Physical Device and Device Type Fingerprinting” was accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) Journal.
  • Poster at IEEE CNS’14 (August 7, 2014): Our poster, “A Multi-factor Re-authentication Framework with User Privacy,” was accepted by the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), October 2014.
  • Demo at IEEE LCN’14 (July 21, 2014): Our demo, ”Cryptographically-Curated File System (CCFS): Secure, Inter-operable, and Easily Implementable Information-Centric Networking,” was accepted by the IEEE LCN 2014 Conference, September 2014.
  • Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM’14 (July 1, 2014): Our paper, ”Efficient Safety Message Forwarding using Multi-Channels in Low Density VANETs,” was accepted by the IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 Conference, December 2014.
  • Paper at IEEE CNS’14 (June 14, 2014): Our paper, “Sensory Channel Threats to Cyber Physical Systems: A Wake-up Call,” was accepted by the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), October 2014.
  • Crawdad Data Available (June 10, 2014): Our Device Fingerprinting work’s data is available through CRAWDAD.
  • Paper at IEEE LCN’14(May 30, 2014): Our paper, “Cryptographically-Curated File System (CCFS): Secure, Inter-operable, and Easily Implementable Information-Centric Networking” was accepted for the IEEE LCN 2014 Conference, September 2014.
  • Appreciation for Outstanding Service (May 28, 2014): Dr. Uluagac was recognized with a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service as chair of the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec) by the chair of the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS).
  • TPC Chair Invitation from IEEE CCNC’15 (May 1, 2014): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to chair the Security, Privacy, and Content Protection Track of the 12th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), January 2015.
  • Final Program of CPS-Sec Workshop ’14 (April 28, 2014): The program of the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec) program is finalized and available at www.cps-security.org.
  • Paper at IEEE DSN’14 (February 22, 2014): Our paper, “S-MATCH: Verifiable Privacy-preserving Profile Matching for Mobile Social Services” was accepted by the 44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014), June 2014.
  • 2 Papers at IEEE INFOCOM Workshop (February 8, 2014): Our papers, “MACA: A Privacy-Preserving Multi-factor Cloud Authentication System Utilizing Big Data” and “Active Deception Model for Securing Cloud Infrastructure” were accepted by the IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Security and Privacy in Big Data, April 2014.
  • Invited to the NSF Aspiring PI Meeting (February 3, 2014): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to attend the NSF Workshop for Aspiring PIs in Cyber-Physical Systems between February 18-19, 2014 in D.C.
  • TPC Invitation from IEEE CNS’14 (January 23, 2014): Dr. Uluagac has been invited to join the the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2014 Technical Program Committee.
  • Organizing CPS-Sec Workshop ’14 (January 3, 2014): Our Workshop proposal for the International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec) was accepted by the IEEE DCOSS conference. Check www.cps-security.org for more information.
  • Senior Research Engineer (September 4, 2013): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac has been promoted to the role of Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Grant from NSF (August 29, 2013): Drs. Uluagac and Beyah have been awarded a grant for $500,000 from the National Science Foundation.
  • Poster at IEEE CNS’13 (August 25, 2013): Our poster, “S-Match: An Efficient Privacy-preserving Profile Matching Scheme” was accepted by the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), October 2013.
  • Paper at ACM VizSec’13 (August 24, 2013): Our paper, “NAVSEC: A Recommender System for 3D Network Security” was accepted by the ACM Visualization for Cyber Security Workshop (VizSec), October 2013.
  • Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM’13 (July 1, 2013): Our paper, “Realizing an 802.11-based Covert Timing Channel Using Off-The-Shelf Wireless Cards” was accepted by the IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 Conference, December 2013.
  • Paper at IEEE CNS’13 (June 15, 2013): Our paper, “A Passive Technique for Fingerprinting Wireless Devices with Wired-side Observations” was accepted by the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), October 2013.
  • TPC Invitation from ACSAC’13 (June 5, 2013): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac has been invited to join the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2013 Technical Program Committee.
  • Ga Tech The School of ECE Outstanding Researcher Award (April 16, 2013): Penyen Chi, my senior level undergraduate mentee, received The School of ECE Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for Spring 2013.
  • Ga Tech College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award (March 25, 2013): Penyen Chi, my senior level undergraduate mentee, received Ga Tech College of Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for Spring 2013.
  • Invited Talk at CSIS of GMU (February 18, 2013): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac gave an invited talk in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University on “GTID: A Technique for Physical Device and Device Type Fingerprinting.”
  • Paper at IEEE ICC’13 (January 27, 2013): Our paper, “Examining the Characteristics and Implications of Sensor Side Channels” was accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Communications – Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, June 2013.
  • Paper at IEEE ICC’13 (January 27, 2013): Our paper, “P3D: A Parallel 3D Coordinate Visualization for Advanced Network Scans” was accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Communications – Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, June 2013.
  • Attending the NSF SaTC Program PI Meeting (November 27-29, 2012): Dr. Uluagac will attend the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program PI meeting between November 27-29, 2012 in D.C.
  • Ga Tech President’s Research Award (November 6, 2012): Penyen Chi, my senior level undergraduate mentee, received Ga Tech President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for Spring 2013.
  • Invited Talk at GWU (October 10, 2012): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac gave an invited talk in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Washington University on “GTID: A Technique for Physical Device and Device Type Fingerprinting.”
  • Paper in ACM TONS Journal (September 14, 2012): Our paper, “Cell-based Snapshot and Continuous Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks” was accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) Journal.
  • Best Presentation at GT SURE’12 (August 6, 2012): Our GT SURE summer undergraduate research student, Jose Acevedo (from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez), received the GT SURE summer research best presentation award (out of 35 students).
  • Paper at IEEE Mass’12 (July 17, 2012): Our paper, “The Monitoring Core (M-Core): A Modular Architecture for Rapid Sensor App Development” was accepted for the IEEE MASS 2012 Conference, October 2012.
  • Poster at Usenix Security’12 (July 12, 2012): Our poster, “A DCF-Based Covert Timing Channel for IEEE 802.11 With Off-The-Shelf Wireless Cards” was accepted for the 21st USENIX Security Symposium, August 2012.
  • Paper at IEEE LCN’12 (July 10, 2012): Our paper, “Plugging the Leaks without Unplugging your Network in the Midst of Disaster” was accepted for the IEEE LCN 2012 Conference, October 2012.
  • Paper at IEEE LCN’12 (July 10, 2012): Our paper, “3DSVAT” was accepted for the IEEE LCN 2012 Conference, October 2012.
  • Paper at IEEE GLOBECOM’12 (July 1, 2012): Our paper, “Secure Distribution of Images for Wireless Sensor Networks” was accepted for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 Conference, December 2012.
  • Paper in IEEE TPDS Journal (May 26, 2012): Our paper, “Secure SOurce-BAsed Loose Synchronization (SOBAS) for Wireless Sensor Networks.” was accepted for publication in the Journal of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
  • IEEE Senior Membership(April 2, 2012): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac has been elevated to Senior Member grade in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • TPC Invitation from ACSAC’12 (March 8, 2012): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac has been invited to join the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2012 Technical Program Committee.
  • Paper in IEEE INCOFOM’12 (November 17, 2011): Our paper, “Di-Sec: A Distributed Security Framework for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks” was accepted for the IEEE INFOCOM 2012 Conference, March 2012.
  • Invited Talk at UTC (November 15, 2011): Dr. Selcuk Uluagac gave an invited talk in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering on “Di-Sec: A Distributed Security Framework forHeterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks”
  • Poster at ACSAC’11 (September 17, 2011): Our poster, “The Monitoring Core (M-Core): Toward Fully Securing Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks” was accepted for presentation at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 2011.
  • Demo at ECE Rush(September 2, 2011): The CAP Group participated at the 2011 ECE Rush at The School of ECE, Ga Tech, where they introduced some of their research and projects.
  • Demo at MobiCom’11 (August 17, 2011): Our demo, “Di-Sec: A Distributed Security Framework for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks” was accepted for presentation in the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), September 2011.

 

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