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image-1I am currently working as a Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and the Information Trust Institute at at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).

My research interests are primarily in the Systems, Security and Networking areas. To be more specific: Security for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Real-Time Systems, Security, Software-Defined Networking for Real-Time CPS, Security for Lightweight Cloud Computing Systems (e.g. Containers), Internet-of-Things (IoT) Security, Operating Systems, etc.

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[New][November — December 2017] Multiple papers accepted, one at DATE 2018, one at IC2E 2018 and two at ICCPS 2018.

[New][October 2017] New project, funded by NSF, on understanding security threats to real-time and cyber-physical systems and how to protect against them, “An Exploration of Schedule-based Vulnerabilities in Real-Time Embedded Systems”.

[October 2017] New project, funded by ONR, on developing secure, lightweight, cloud computing systems titled, “Tools and Techniques for Debloating Containers”.

[June 2017] New project, funded by the DoE, on cybersecurity defenses for renewable energy sources titled, “INGRESS: Advanced Cybersecurity Platform for Distributed Energy Resources”. Press articles: 1, 2.

[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 2016] Started new NSF Frontiers 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.

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