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2016 
[New[December 2016] Our paper titled, "Exploring Opportunistic Execution for Integrating Security into Legacy Hard Real-Time Systems" won the best student paper award at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) 2016 conference. This is the premier conference in the field of real-time systems.

[October 2016Started new multi-university project on "Software-Defined Control for Smart Manufacturing Systems" funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is a multi-university project [including Univ. of Michigan and Cornell] that aims to improve the design and security of manufacturing systems of the future. News about the project.

2014 
[August 2014Started new project on "Behavior-based Intrusion Detection for Real-Time Cyber-Physical Systems" funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). News about the project.
[July 2014I am a technical program committee member for the 21st IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) to be held in Apr. 2015.
[Apr 2014I am a technical program committee member for the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) to be held in December 2014.
[Mar 2014My paper titled “Real-Time Systems Security Through Scheduler Constraints” has been published in the 26th EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), Madrid, Spaion in July 2014. The paper was presented at ECRTS 2014.

2013
[July 2013Started new project on integrating security in real-time embedded systems, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
[July 2013I am a technical program committee member for the 20th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) held in Apr. 2014.
[Apr 2013I am a technical program committee member for the 19th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) held in December 2013.
[June 2013My paper titled “On-Chip Control Flow Integrity Check for Real-Time Embedded Systems” has been published in the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks and Applications, Taipei, Taiwan in August 2013. The paper was presented at CPSNA 2013.
[April 2013] My paper titled “SecureCore: A Multicore Architecture for Intrusion Detection in Real-Time Control Systems” has been published in the 19th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 2013. The paper was presented at RTAS held as part of CPSWeek 2013.
[April 2013] My paper titled “S3A: Secure System Simplex Architecture for Safety-Critical Supervisory Control Systems” has been published in the 2nd ACM Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 2013. The paper was presented at HiCoNS held as part of CPSWeek 2013.

2012
[October 2012] I am a technical program committee member for the 19th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) held in Apr. 2013.
[February 2012] I have started working as a Research Scientist in the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois.

2011
[October 2011] I am a technical program committee member for the 18th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2012) to be held in Aug. 2012.
[December 2011] I am a technical program committee member for the IEEE Real-time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium Work in Progress session to be held in Apr. 2012.
[January 2011] The website for the “First Analytic Virtual Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems (AVICPS) Workshop” (co-located with RTSS 2010) is open. Consider submitting a paper concluded successfully on Nov. 30, 2010. The proceedings are up.

2010
[July 2010] My paper titled, “Exploring the Design Space of IMA System Architectures has been accepted was published at the 29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in Oct. 2010.
[June 2010] I am the co-chair and organizer for the “First Analytic Virtual Integration of Cyber-Physical Systems (AVICPS) Workshop” that is being organized in conjunction with RTSS 2010.
[May 2010] My paper titled “Anytime Algorithms for Multicore Architectures” has been accepted at the Work-in-Progress session at the EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), to be held in Brussels, Belgium in Jul. 2010.
[February 2010] Two papers accepted presented at the ACM/ IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) conference to be held in Stockholm, Sweden in Apr. 2010 (see below for details).
[February 2010] My paper titled, “Time-Based Intrusion Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems” has been accepted presented at the ACM/ IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in Apr. 2010.
[February 2010] My paper titled, “A Framework for the Safe Interoperability of Medical Devices in the Presence of Connection Failures” has been accepted presented at the ACM/ IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) conference  held in Stockholm, Sweden in Apr. 2010.

2009
[Nov 2009] I am a program committee (PC) member for the Work in Progress (WIP) Session for the IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Application Symposium (RTAS), 2010.
[Oct. 2009] I am now a `Visiting Research Scientist’ in the Computer Science dept. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
[August 2009] My paper titled, “Rapid Early-Phase Virtual Integrationhas been accepted was published at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) conference held in Washington D.C in Dec. 2009. I presented the work at the conference.
[Sept 2009] My paper titled, “Time-based Intrusion Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems” was published at the Work-in-Progress section of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) conference held in Washington D.C in Dec. 2009. Chris Zimmer, a graduate student from NCSU presented the work at the conference.
[June 2009] My paper titled, “CheckerCore: Enhancing an FPGA Soft Core to Capture Worst-Case Execution Times” was published has been accepted at the Compilers Architectures and Systems for Embedded Systems (CASES) conference held in Grenoble, France in Oct. 2009. Jin Ouyang, a graduate student at Penn State, presented the paper.
[June 2009] My security paper titled, “Addressing Safety and Security Contradictions in Cyber-Physical Systems” was presented has been accepted at the First Workshop on Future Directions in Cyber-Physical Systems Security held in Newark, New Jersey.
[June 2009] My paper titled, “Push-Assisted Migration of Real-Time Tasks in Multi-Core Processorshas been accepted at was published in LCTES 2009 in Dublin, June 2009. Abhik Sarkar, a graduate student at NC State, presented the paper.

2008
[December 2008] I am now a program committee (PC) member for the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems (WCPS) to be held in Montreal, Canada in June 2009.
[December 2008] I presented the paper titled, "Merging State and Preserving Timing Anomalies in Pipeline of High-End Processors" at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) 2008 in Barcelona in December 2008.
[October 2008] I am a program committee (PC) member for the IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Application Symposium (RTAS), 2009. This is one of the top two conferences in the field!
Started work as a post-doc with Prof. Lui Sha at UIUC.
[August 2008] Defended! Completed my Ph.D. and submitted my dissertation titled, "Exploiting Hardware/Software Interactions for Analyzing Embedded Systems".
[August 2008] My submission titled, "Merging State and Preserving Timing Anomalies in Pipeline of High-End Processors" has been accepted at RTSS 2008. I will be giving gave a talk at the conference in Barcelona in December 2008.
[March 2008] My submission titled, "Temporal Analysis for Adapting Concurrent Applications to Embedded Systems" has been accepted at ECRTS 2008. I gave a talk at the conference in Prague in July 2008.
[March 2008] I have received an invitation to attend the National Workshop on High-Confidence Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems to be held in April in Troy, Michigan. The call to attend this by-invitation only workshop was preceded by the submission of a position paper titled, "Building Robust Automotive Systems through Separation of Concerns," co-authored with Johannes Helander.

2007
[December 2007] My submission titled, "Hybrid Timing Analysis of Modern Processor Pipeline via Hardware/Software Interactions" has been accepted at IEEE RTAS 2008. I
will be givinggave a talk at the conference in St. Louis in April 2008.
[December 2007] I gave a short talk on "Integrating Security Policies with Deeply Embedded Real-Time Systems" at an NSF planning workshop on Cyber Physical systems in the Automotive domain at RTSS 2007.
[December 2007] My submission to the RTSS PhD Forum on "Deeply Embedded Real-Time Computing" titled, "Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis of Security Policies for Deeply Embedded Real-Time Systems," has been accepted. I presented it at Tucson, Arizona on December 03, 2007.
[ September 2007] My journal submission was accepted for publication in the ACM TECS journal.
[August 2007] I interned in the Embedded Systems group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington this summer (May-August 2007) which resulted in a paper submission to ECRTS 2008.
[April 2007] I have been awarded the prestigious "Preparing the Professoriate" fellowship by the NCSU Graduate School every year. Only 10 doctoral students are selected through a university-wide competition each year. This program brings doctoral students who are interested in an academic career together with experienced faculty members to improve their understanding of the teaching profession.
[April 28, 2007] Inspired by Dr. Tao Xie's Software Engineering Genealogy, I am working on creating a Real-Time Genealogy which lists researchers in the field of real-time systems. I also started a website for posting Real-Time Jobs (postdocs, etc.) and information about candidates looking for jobs.
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