Personnel


Lab Director


Jerry Park (PhD, IEEE Fellow) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2003.  Park has taken a leave of absence from Virginia Tech to join Samsung Electronics in January 2021.  He is currently a Senior VP and the CIO in the Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.  Park leads the B2B R&D Group within the Global Mobile B2B Team, where he oversees the development of B2B products, including business-centric smart phones, tablets, and notebook PCs.  He also leads the development of Knox-branded software solutions and services for on premise as well as cloud-based B2B use cases.

Prior to Samsung, he was a Professor and a Bradley Senior Faculty Fellow (endowed fellowship) in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Park was also the Site Director of an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I-UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC).  He was also a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science (by courtesy) at Virginia Tech.  Park served as an Executive Committee member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) from 2016 to 2018.  NSC is a large consortium of  industry stakeholders and universities collaborating with multiple US federal government agencies through a $1.25 billion agreement to support the research and development of advanced spectrum access technologies.  Park’s research interests include dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, wireless security and privacy, applied cryptography, and IoT technologies.  Current or recent research sponsors include the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and several industry sponsors.  Park is a recipient of a 2017 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, a 2014 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award, a 2008 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a 2008 Hoeber Excellence in Research Award, and a 1998 AT&T Leadership Award.  He is currently serving on the editorial boards of a number of IEEE journals, and is actively involved in the organization of a number of flagship conferences.  Park is currently serving as the Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN).  He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and security issues.

Park is widely recognized for his pioneering work on enforcement and security issues in cognitive radio networks and dynamic spectrum sharing ecosystems.  His current research interests include:

  • Network slicing and related cybersecurity issues
  • Dynamic spectrum sharing and related security and enforcement issues
  • Coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and networking
  • Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications and networking
  • Wireless security and privacy
  • Applied cryptography
  • Application of machine learning to wireless communications/networking

Park has taken a leave of absence from Virginia Tech to join Samsung Electronics in January 2021.  He is currently a senior VP in the Global Mobile B2B Team at Samsung Electronics.

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Education:

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Professional Appointments:

Honors and Awards:

  • 2020 Bradley Senior Faculty Fellow (endowed fellowship)
  • 2017 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
  • 2017​ ​IEEE Fellow (with the citation: “for contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio​ networks, and security issues”)
  • 2015​ ​Cisco Faculty Research Award
  • 2014​ ​Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award
  • 2014​ ​Best Paper Award from the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
  • ​2​008​ ​NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 2008​ ​Hoeber Excellence in Research Award
  • 1998​ ​AT&T Leadership Award (graduate school scholarship provided by the AT&T Foundation)

Teaching:

  • Spring 2020: ECE/CS 5566: Network Architecture and Protocols II


Current Postdoctoral Research Associates


Dennis Ogbe

Dennis Ogbe, Ph.D.

Dennis Ogbe received the B.S. degree (with honors) in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2014 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2020. He is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. During the summer of 2016, he was an intern at Nokia Bell Labs in Arlington Heights, IL. His current research interests are in the areas of signal processing for wireless communications, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications, information theory, software-defined radio, and cybersecurity for 5G and beyond-5G networks.

Email: dogbe at vt dot edu
Web: https://ogbe.net



Current PhD Students


Jinshan Liu

Jinshan Liu received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, in 2014. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. In May 2017, he received a simultaneous M.S. degree in Math department at Virginia Tech. His research interests include Wi-Fi technologies, applied cryptography, and security in deep learning.

Contact Information: jinshan at vt dot edu


Alireza Famili

Alireza Famili received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with the specification in communications from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2016.  He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA in 2018.  Alireza is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA.  His research interests include security issues in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and wireless communications/networking.

Contact information: afamili at vt dot edu


Tolga Atalay

Tolga Atalay received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2016 and  MS in Telecommunications from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, in 2018.  He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.  His research interests include network slicing for 5G and the corresponding cybersecurity issues within.

Contact information: tolgaoa at vt dot edu


Shihua Sun Shihua Sun

Shihua Sun received the bachelor’s degree in optoelectronic science and engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and the master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of California, San Diego, USA in 2018 and 2020, respectively.  She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.  Her research interests include application of machine learning to wireless communications/networking, next-generation Wi-Fi, and beyond 5G technologies.

Contact information: shihuas at vt dot edu


Sudip Maitra Sudip Maitra

Sudip Maitra received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2016.  He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA in 2020.  Sudip is currently a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.  His research interests include V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications, wireless security and privacy.

Contact information: smaitra at vt dot edu



Alumni


Post-Doctoral Research Associates


Hanif Rahbari, 2017

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Contact: rahbari at mail dot rit dot edu


 PhD Level


He Li, 2020

Dissertation title: Privacy and Authentication in Emerging Network Applications

Affiliation: Facebook

Contact information: heli at vt dot edu


Gaurang Naik, 2020

Dissertation title: Coexistence of Vehicular Communication Technologies and Wi-Fi in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

Affiliation: Qualcomm, Inc.

Contact information: gaurang at vt dot edu

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Sudeep Bhattarai, 2018

Dissertation title: Spectrum Efficiency and Security in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Affiliation: Apple Inc.

Contact information: sbhattar at vt dot edu


Vireshwar Kumar, 2016

Dissertation title: Transmitter Authentication in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

Affiliation: Assistant professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

Contact information: viresh at vt dot edu


Bo Gao, 2014

Dissertation title: Coexistence of Wireless Networks for Shared Spectrum Access

Affiliation: Associate professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Contact information: bogao @ bjtu dot edu dot cn


Behnam Bahrak, 2013

Dissertation title: Ex Ante Approaches for Security, Privacy, and Enforcement in Spectrum Sharing

Affiliation: Assistant professor, University of Tehran, Iran

Contact information: bahrak at gmail dot com


Kaigui Bian, 2011

Dissertation title: Medium Access Control in Cognitive Radio Networks

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Peking University, China

Contact information: bkg at pku dot edu dot cn


Ruiliang Chen, 2008

Dissertation title: Enhancing Attack Resilience in Cognitive Radio Networks

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: chenrik at gmail dot com


Animesh Patcha, 2006

Dissertation title: Network Anomaly Detection with Incomplete Audit Data

Affiliation: Big Switch Networks

Contact information: chenrik at gmail dot com


MS Level


Pranav Asokan, 2017

Thesis title: Privacy preserving authentication schemes and applications

Affiliation: Mathworks

Contact information: pranav06 at vt dot edu


Noah Luther, 2017

Thesis title: Implementing direct anonymous attestation on TPM 2.0

Affiliation: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Contact information: nluther at vt dot edu


Pradeep Reddy Vaka, 2017

Thesis title: Security and Performance Issues in Spectrum Sharing between Disparate Wireless Networks

Affiliation: Qualcomm

Contact information: pvaka at vt dot edu


Ahmed Ghumman, 2013

Thesis title: Countermeasures for static channel jamming attacks

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information:


Daniel Ali, 2012

Thesis title: Scalable Parameter Management Using Case-based Reasoning for Cognitive Radio Applications

Affiliation: Hexis Cyber Solution, Inc.

Contact information: daniel.ray.ali at gmail dot com


Jatin Thakkar, 2010

Thesis title: Securing Cognitive Radios with a Policy Enforcer and Secure Inter-component Transport Mechanisms

Affiliation: Deutsche Bank

Contact information: jatinst at vt dot edu


Amol Deshpande, 2010

Thesis title: Policy Reasoning for Spectrum Agile Radios

Affiliation: ViaSat Inc.

Contact information: amoldesh at vt dot edu


Swati Kanaujia, 2010

Thesis title: Rogue Access Point Detection through Statistical Analysis

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: swatik at vt dot edu


Arya Afrashteh

Affiliation: Microsoft


Mike Snow, 2006

Thesis title: Data-Link Layer Traceback in Ethernet Networks

Affiliation: Virginia Tech Bioinformatics Institute

Contact information: sno at vt dot edu


Mike Chorzempa, 2006

Thesis title: Key Management for Wireless Sensor Networks in Hostile Environments

Affiliation: Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Contact information: mchorzem at vt dot edu


Timothy J. McNevin, 2005

Thesis title: Mitigating Network-Based Denial-of-Service Attacks with Client Puzzles

Affiliation: BAE Systems

Contact information: tmcnevin at vt dot edu


Undergraduate Level


  • Bishwamoy Sinha Roy
  • Brandon Brisbon
  • Alex Welch