NSF Course Curriculum and Lab Improvement (CCLI)
The proposed project aims at developing innovative learning materials for four undergraduate courses in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The four courses focus primarily on system security and information protection, but handle different domain areas, namely, i) security in general computing applications, ii) information security and the underlying enabling technology of cryptography, iii) hardening of operating systems, system vulnerabilities and safe system administration, and iv) security and intrusion detection in networks & Internet. More...
Light-weight anti-strategic Model for P2P Media streaming
This project proposes a security-enabled P2P media streaming model inspired by the .torrent file in Bit Torrent (BT) protocols and the power nodes in partially centralized peerto-peer file distribution networks to enable real-time execution of the model with the desired level of Quality of Service. More...
Composite cathodes for Intermediate Temperature SOFCs
A comprehensive approach to designing materials for superior functionality, December 31, 2006 – December 31, 2007. $130,000; PI: Nina Orlovskaya, Co-PIs: Ratan Guha, Prof. Jayanta Kapat, Artem E. Masunov, and Dr. Ahmad Sleiti.
This is a multidisciplinary grant supported by NASA.
NSF Education Improvement Act (EIA) Project
Visiting faculty were invited to UCF under the EIA project to participate in current didactic efforts and offer their suggestions on room for improvement. Under the same project, faculty enhancement workshops were held to share current research ideas in Distributed Computing, Networking, and Security Applications with the participants. More...
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Gigabit Switches
NSF Gigabit ATM Network switches will be used in our experimental research on ATM networking mechanisms, congestion control and bandwidth allocation strategies for real-time and multimedia applications. More...
Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Consortium (ADSRC)
The Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Consortium has been established to perform research, develop tools and investigate new technologies for real-time large-scale distributed simulation.
Wireless Network Protocols
Strategies to improve the robustness of handover protocols in wireless networks are being investigated. Of particular interest is the improvement of call admission control (CAC) at the cell level for the purpose of reducing the handoff blocking rate while increasing the new call acceptance rate.
Scalable Synchronization in Distributed and Parallel Systems
This research focuses on the design of efficient and scalable synchronization algorithms (mutual exclusion locks, barriers, electing a leader, etc.) in networked clusters of workstations and NUMA shared memory parallel machines.
Scalable Relevance Filtering
An entity-based model for relevance filtering is used to analyze the semantic contents of state update messages from simulated vehicles and discard irrelevant packets. The model is used to develop methods to eliminate or reduce filtering errors.