News and Events

Nov 18 2014

NYIT Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 10 2014

Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post

Nov 07 2014

Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health

Nov 07 2014

NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals

Nov 04 2014

NYIT’s STEAM Career Fair Links Students to Employers

Nov 21 2014

Mini-Retreats for Scholarly Writing

Nov 24 2014

Device Control for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

Dec 01 2014

Job Search Strategies

Dec 01 2014

Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World

Dec 01 2014

Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students

REU Research Projects

User Authentication Research for Mobile Devices

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kiran Balagani

Objective: Explore the performance of authentication technologies in touch-based mobile devices under forgery and morphing attacks.

Implementation: Students will develop strategies and codes to inject attacks into state-of-the-art touch-based authentication algorithms and gain hands on research experience by designing and implementing adversarial attacks on these touch authentication algorithms.

Collective Model of Future Smartphone Botnets

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xiaohui (Sean) Cui

Objective: Study the impact of smartphone botnets and find countermeasures by studying malware spreading on a botnet simulation platform.

Implementation: Students will contribute in creating adversarial smartphone-based malware and botnet software on smartphone emulation platforms, experimenting on the existing test bed, and collecting and analyzing experiment data. Students will also learn how to use botnet simulation tools, write script to collect experiment data and analyze data.

Implementation of Finite Field Arithmetic for Algebraic Cryptography on Mobile Devices

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Farshid Delgosha

Objective: Investigate efficient software implementation of arithmetic over small-size finite fields for implementing algebraic cryptosystems for mobile devices.

Implementation: Students will implement finite-field arithmetic cryptography for use on tablets.

Detection of Node Capture Attack in Smartphone-Backbone Sensing Cloud

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wei Ding

Objective: Investigate methodologies to detect physical capture attack against smartphones.

Implementation: Students will help design a test phone, test circuits, and implement detection algorithms using Java or Python on smartphones.

Smartphone Geolocation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong

Objective: Investigate effective smartphone geolocation techniques in metropolitan areas when GPS does not function well due to lack of line of sight and interference.

Implementation: Students will help collecting network measurements (network delay, bandwidth, data transmission rate, received signal strength and geographical location) using applications on smartphones, in both cellular and wireless networks.

Privacy-Protected Automated Medical Data Collection on Smartphones

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huanying (Helen) Gu

Objective: Raise the awareness of students to privacy and anonymity issues related to the collection and manipulation of medical data and design a framework that manipulates health-related information and provides strong privacy guarantees.

Implementation: Students will develop a tool to automatically extract and de-identify collected medical data. Furthermore, they will identify the critical privacy problems in the existing system, and architect a more privacy-friendly system for automated medical data collection.


Safety and Privacy in Robotic Telepresence

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chung Hyuk Park

Objective: Develop a methodology for robotic system for tele-medicine that can enhance privacy in personal data and physical safety during interaction with a tele-operated robot.

Implementation: Students willl develop and integrate different modules (i.e. depth-based visual perception, gesture recognition, and teleoperative robot control) that can run synchronously in a Linux system with a physical robot.


Topology Control of Wireless Networks

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tao Zhang

Objective: Study the tradeoffs between topology control performance metrics such as throughput and power drainage and network security and to investigate traffic patterns, network metrics when wireless networks are under botnet attack.

Implementation: Students will study tradeoffs between topology control performance metrics in wireless mesh networks and network security. They will design and build simulation test beds using open source software such as OMNET, measure and model power drainage and throughput deterioration due to botnet attacks.