Cybersecurity Research Underway

Academic and Applied Research for the Greatest Challenges

Georgia Tech is at the forefront of creating the next, new cybersecurity solutions with immediate application in the real world -- working to strengthen national defense, ensure economic continuity, and protect individual freedom. Our aim is to anticipate, overcome and continually resist emerging cyberthreats through expert insight, innovative breakthroughs, and cutting-edge curriculum.

 

Current Research Activity

Cybersecurity research at Georgia Tech spans 11 lab and centers devoted to academic, applied, and classified work for military, government and private industry. More than $83 million of cybersecurity research was performed in FY16. A sampling of projects underway now is listed below.

To inquire about these projects, contact the Principal Investigator.
To initiate a new, cybersecurity research project with Georgia Tech, contact Stephen Moulton.

Pen Testing

Embedasploit: A "Pen-Test In a Box" for Industrial Control Systems

 
Principal Investigator: Wenke Lee
Funded: $1.2 M
End Date: Apr. 2018

Open-flow Networks

Atlantic Wave-SDX: A Distributed Intercontinental Experimental SDX

 
Principal Investigator: Russell Clark
Funded: $700 K
End Date: Mar. 2017

Big Data Privacy

Sharesafe: A Framework for Researchers and Data Owners

 
Principal Investigator: Raheem Beyah
Funded: $500 K
End Date: Aug. 2018

Attack Tolerance

BFT++: Attack Tolerance in Hard Real-Time Systems

 
Principal Investigator: Taesoo Kim
Co-PIs: W. Lee, T. Wang
Funded: $1.2 M
End Date: Mar. 2018

Big Data + Cyber Education

Big Data & Security: Educating the Next-Generation Security Analysts

 
Principal Investigator: Taesoo Kim
Co-PIs: M. Antonakakis, W. Lee, M. Naik
Funded: $300 K
End Date: May 2017

DDoS Attack Mitigation

ROKI: Resource-Oriented Computation for Low-Volume DDoS Attacks

 
Principal Investigator: Taesoo Kim
Co-PIs: W. Lee, W. Harris
Funded: $2.6 M
End Date: Apr. 2019

Threat Attribution

Rhamnousia: Attributing Cyber Actors Through Tensor Decomposition and Novel Data Acquisition

 
Principal Investigator: Manos Antonakakis
Co-PIs: M. Farrell, M. Ahamad, R. Beyah, D. Blough, D. Dagon
Funded: $17.3 M
End Date: May 2021

Information Assurance

THEIA: Tagging and Tracking of Multi-level Host Events for Transparent Computing and Information Assurance
 
Principal Investigator: Wenke Lee
Co-PIs: T. Kim, A. Orso
Funded: $4.3 M
End Date: Jun. 2019

 

Side-Channel Attacks

CAMELIA: Computational Activity Monitoring by Externally Leveraging Involuntary Analog Signals
 
Principal Investigator: Alenka Zajic
Co-PIs: A. Orso, M. Prvulovic
Funded: $9.4 M
End Date: May 2020

 

RPK Infrastructure

Moving RPKI-based Route Security to Production

 
Principal Investigator: Russell Clark
Co-PIs: Ron Hutchins, Matthew Warrens
Funded: $300 K
End Date: Aug. 2017

Sensor Systems

Multi-Hazard Management Through Multi-Source Integration of Physical & Social Sensors

 
Principal Investigator: Calton Pu
Funded: $300 K
End Date: Jan. 2018

Privacy in the Cloud

Privacy Preserving Computation in Big Data Clouds

 
Principal Investigator: Ling Liu
Co-PI: Calton Pu
Funded: $1.2 M
End Date: Apr. 2020

FinTech Middleware

NCR Middleware

 
Principal Investigator: Paul Arnold
Funded: $200 K
End Date: Apr. 2017

Analysis & Modeling

12P Security Analysis & Modeling

 
Principal Investigator: Manos Antonakakis
Funded: $70 K
End Date: Sept. 2017

Botnets

Standardizing Botnet Enumeration

 
Principal Investigator: Manos Antonakakis
Funded: $455 K
End Date: Mar. 2018

Prevention

An Early Warning System Against Cyber Attacks

 
Principal Investigator: Manos Antonakakis
Funded: $300 K
End Date: Aug. 2017

Interdomain Modeling

Economics of Contractual Arrangements for Internet Interconnections

 
Principal Investigator: Constantine Dovrolis
Funded: $400 K
End Date: Sept. 2019

Big Data Mining

Human-Computer Graph Exploration and Tele-Discovery

 
Principal Investigator: Polo Chau
Funded: $600 K
End Date: Jul. 2020

Searchable encryption

New Advances for Efficiently Searchable Encryption

 
Principal Investigator: Sasha Boldyreva
Funded: $500 K
End Date: Jul. 2017

Network Protocol Analysis

A Unifying Framework for Theoretical & Empirical Analysis

 
Principal Investigator: Sasha Boldyreva
Funded: $280 K
End Date: Jul. 2017

Search Rank Fraud

Cracking Down Online Deception Ecosystems

 
Principal Investigator: Polo Chau
Funded: $260 K
End Date: Aug. 2019

Regional Networks

Southern Crossroads Initiative at Georgia Tech

 
Principal Investigator: Russell Clark
Funded: $3.3 M
End Date: Jun. 2017

Smart Cities

Adaptive Management and Use of Resilient Infrastructure in Smart Cities

 
Principal Investigator: Calton Pu
Funded: $375 K
End Date: Aug. 2018

Intl' Data Policy

Cross-Border Requests for Data Project

 
Principal Investigator: Peter Swire
Co-PIs: multiple
Funded: $400 K
End Date: --

Side-Channel Attacks

Quantitative Analysis and Reporting of Electromagnetic Covert and Side-Channel Vulnerabilities

 
Principal Investigator: Alenka Zajic
Co-PI: M. Prvulovic
Funded: $500 K
End Date: Sept. 2017

System Profiling

Spectral Profiling: Understanding Software Performance without Code Instrumentation

 
Principal Investigator: Alessandro Orso
Co-PIs: M. Prvulovic, A. Zajic
Funded: $850 K
End Date: Jun. 2019

Machine Learning + Cyber

Intel Science & Technology Center for Adversary-Resilient Security Analytics         

 
Principal Investigator: Wenke Lee
Co-PIs: P. Chau, T. Kim, , L. Song
Funded: $1.5 M
End Date: --

Gate Arrays

Self-Reliant Field-Programmable Gate Arrays

 
Principal Investigator: William Harris
Co-PIs: H. Esmaeilzadeh
Funded: $237 K
End Date: Aug. 2017

Funding for these projects and others is made possible by Air Force Research Labs, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Florida International University, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, NCR Corp., Southern Light Rail, Inc., University of Washington, and more.