Personnel


Lab Director


Jerry Park (PhD, IEEE Fellow) received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2003.  He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and the Site Director of an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I-UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC).  Park is also an Executive Committee member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC).  NSC is a large consortium of wireless industry stakeholders and universities collaborating with multiple US federal government agencies through a $1.25 billion agreement to support the 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 applications.  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 Co-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.

 
 

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

  • Dynamic spectrum sharing
  • Coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies
  • Emerging wireless technologies and applications, including V2X communications, 5G, and IoT
  • Wireless security and privacy
  • Applied cryptography

Google Scholar Profile

Education:

PhD Co-Advisers:

Professional Appointments:

Honors and Awards:

  • 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:

  • Fall 2017: ECE/CS 5560: Fundamentals of Information Security

Current PhD Students


He Li

He Li received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include security and privacy issues in wireless networks, spectrum enforcement, and applied cryptography.

Contact information: heli at vt dot edu

 


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

 


Gaurang Naik

Gaurang Naik received the bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from University of Mumbai, India and the master’s degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India in 2012 and 2015, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA. His research interests include next generation Wi-Fi design, vehicle to vehicle communications, dynamic spectrum sharing and applications of machine learning to wireless communications.

Contact information: gaurang at vt dot edu

 


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Taiwo Oyedare

Taiwo Oyedare received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria in 2012. He received his Master’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Engineering from Tennessee State University in 2016.  Taiwo is currently a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research interests include wireless security with a focus on spectrum forensics and security issues in IoT networks.

Contact information: toyedare 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

 

 


Biplav Choudhury

Biplav Choudhury received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India in 2015.  He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.  His research interests include vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications and networking and next-generation Wi-Fi technologies.

Contact information: biplavc 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


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: Post-doctoral research associate, Purdue University

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: aafrasht at vt dot edu

 

 


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, 2008

Affiliation: Microsoft

Contact information: aafrasht at vt dot edu

 

 


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