The Analytics for Cyber Defense (ACyD) Lab, led by Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, an assistant professor from FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, focuses on the security and dependability problems for both general networks and cyber-physical systems (CPS). Within cyber systems, including clouds, software-defined networking, and network function virtualization, research is conducted on security metrics, secure and resilient architecture synthesis, network security by deception, proactive defense modeling. With regards to CPS, the lab’s focus is on security analysis and resource management in smart grid, industrial control systems, microgrid, vehicle-to-grid, Internet of Things (IoT), smart manufacturing, and autonomous vehicles.

Please find presentation videos/demos on various ACyD Lab’s research works on its YouTube Channel. Please visit its LinkedIn page Announcements on the published works and other achievements.

 

News & Events

Recent

  • [June 2022] Dr. Rahman is visiting Griffiss Institute/Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, NY on a Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) fellowship.
  • [May 2022] Our paper titled “Optimal Improvement of  Post-Disturbance Dynamic Response in Power Grids” has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE  Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IASAM) 2022.
  • [May 2022] Two of our papers titled “DeepCAD: A Stand-alone Deep Neural Network-based Framework for Classification and Anomaly Detection in Smart Healthcare Systems” and “PHASE: Security Analyzer for Next Generation Smart Personalized Smart Healthcare System” have been accepted to be published in the IEEE International Conference on Digital Health (ICDH 2022). The acceptance rate is around 25%.
  • [April 2022] FIU has received a $2M Department of Energy (DOE) award to enhance the cybersecurity of America’s energy systems. Dr. Rahman is leading this effort. FIU partnered with NCSU, UNC Charlotte, Raytheon Technologies, and Duke Energy in this project.
  • [April 2022] We hosted a delegation from Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC) on April 25th, 2022. The team was led by Mr. Satyajit Karmaker, Chairman, BEPRC.
  • [March 2022] Dr. Rahman is serving as the TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2023, to be held in Miami.
  • [March 2022] Our collaborative work titled “A Security Enforcement Framework for SDN Controller using Game Theoretic Approach” has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
  • [January 2022] Our collaborative work titled “On Algorand Transaction Fee: Challenges and Mechanism Design” has been accepted in the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2022).
2021
  • [December 2021] Dr. Rahman and his SHChecker team have successfully completed the NSF I-Corps program. Congratulations to the team, especially Imtiaz and Alvi!
  • [December 2021] Mohamadsaleh Jafari (Saleh) has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations to Dr. Jafari!
  • [October 2021] Our paper titled “Ride-Hailing for Autonomous Vehicles: Hyperledger Fabric-Based Secure and Decentralized Blockchain Platform” is accepted in IEEE BigData 2021.
  • [September 2021] As a Co-PI, Dr. Rahman has received a DOE grant titled “Consortium for Research and Education in Power and Energy Systems (CREPES) for Sustainable STEM Workforce.”
  • [September 2021] As a Co-PI, Dr. Rahman has received an NSA grant titled “Automated Risk Detection and Mitigation of Devices and Apps in Smart Settings.”
  • [August 2021] Dr. Rahman has received an NSF I-Corps award for exploring the implementation and commercialization of security analytics for smart healthcare systems.
  • [August 2021] Our paper titled “iAttackGen: Generative Synthesis of False Data Injection Attacks in Cyber-physical Systems” got accepted to be published in IEEE CNS 2021. The acceptance rate is around 28%.
  • [August 2021] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPC of IEEE Blockchain 2021.
  • [July 2021] Our paper titled “BIOCAD: Bio-Inspired Optimization for Classification and Anomaly Detection in Digital Healthcare Systems” is accepted to be published in IEEE ICDH 2021. The acceptance rate is around 20%.
  • [June 2021] Our paper titled “CURE: Enabling RF Energy Harvesting using Cell-Free Massive MIMO UAVs Assisted by RIS” is accepted to be published in IEEE LCN 2021.
  • [May 2021] Our paper titled “iDDAF: An Intelligent Deceptive Data Acquisition Framework for Secure Cyber-physical Systems” is accepted to be published in SecureComm 2021.
  • [May 2021] Our paper titled “REPlanner: Efficient UAV Trajectory-Planning using Economic Reinforcement Learning” is accepted to be published in IEEE SMARTCOMP 2021.
  • [April 2021] Our paper titled “BIoTA: Control-Aware Attack Analytics for Building Internet of Things” is accepted to be published in IEEE SECON 2021. The acceptance rate is around 26%.
  • [April 2021] Our two papers have been accepted to be published in IEEE COMPSAC 2021. The acceptance rate is just 27%. The titles of these papers are “DDAF: Deceptive Data Acquisition Framework against Stealthy Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems” and “Ensemble-based Efficient Anomaly Detection for Smart Building Control Systems.”
  • [March 2021] Our collaborative paper titled “PrivacyGuard: Enhancing Smart Home User Privacy” is accepted for publication at ACM/IEEE IPSN 2021. The acceptance rate is 25%.
  • [February 2021] Our two papers have been accepted to be published in IEEE PES General Meeting 2021. Congratulations to Saleh. One of the papers is about false data injection attacks against power system small-signal stability, while another presents false relay operation attacks in power systems with high renewables.
  • [February 2021] Our collaborative survey paper titled “A Survey on Security and Privacy Issues in Modern Healthcare Systems: Attacks and Defenses” is accepted to be published in ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare.
  • [January 2021] I am serving on the TPC of IEEE COMPSAC 2021.
  • [January 2021] Our paper titled “Resiliency-Aware Deployment of SDN in Smart Grid SCADA: A Formal Synthesis Model” has been accepted to be published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM).
  • [January 2021] Our paper titled “Strategic Defense against Stealthy Link Flooding Attacks: A Signaling Game Approach” has been accepted to be published in Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE).

2020

[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) 2021.
[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as the Program Co-Chair of IEEE STPSA, a workshop in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2021.
[December 2020] Shahriar has successfully defended his MS thesis.
[August 2020] Our paper on the UAV trajectory design for continuous and resilient surveillance has been accepted in ICECCS 2020. The acceptance rate is 25%.
[July 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the IEEE ICC 2021.
[June 2020] Dr. Rahman has received an REU Supplement ($21,000) on his NSF CRII grant. This grant will be used to support three undergraduate students at FIU to conduct research in CPS/IoT security. Thanks, NSF.
[April 2020] Two papers have been accepted to be published in the 44th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2020). The acceptance rate is just below 24%. The titles of the papers are “G-IDS: Generative Adversarial Networks assisted Intrusion Detection System” and “WTC2: Impact-Aware Threat Analysis for Water Treatment Centers.”
[April 2020] A H M Jakaria, Dr. Rahman’s student at Tennessee Tech, has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Jakaria! He already accepted and joined Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Knoxville, as a Senior Engineer.
[March 2020] The paper titled “On Incentive Compatible Role-based Reward Distribution in Algorand” has been accepted to be published in IEEE/IFIP DSN 2020. The acceptance rate is 16.5%.
[January 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as a Program Co-Chair of CPS-Sec, a workshop to be held in conjunction with IEEE CNS 2020. Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS) 2021.
[December 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as the Program Co-Chair of IEEE STPSA, a workshop in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2021.
[December 2020] Shahriar has successfully defended his MS thesis.
[August 2020] Our paper on the UAV trajectory design for continuous and resilient surveillance has been accepted in the 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2020). The acceptance rate is 25%. Congratulations, Rahat!
[July 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving on the TPCs of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2021.
[June 2020] Dr. Rahman has received an REU Supplement ($21,000) on his NSF CRII grant. This grant will be used to support three undergraduate students at FIU to conduct research in CPS/IoT security. Thanks, NSF.
[April 2020] Two papers have been accepted to be published in the 44th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2020). The acceptance rate is just below 24%. Congratulations, Shahriar and Imtiaz, for the paper titled “G-IDS: Generative Adversarial Networks assisted Intrusion Detection System.” Congratulations, Amarjit for the paper titled “WTC2: Impact-Aware Threat Analysis for Water Treatment Centers.”
[April 2020] A H M Jakaria, Dr. Rahman’s student at Tennessee Tech, has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Jakaria! He has already joined Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Knoxville, as a Senior Engineer.
[March 2020] The paper titled “On Incentive Compatible Role-based Reward Distribution in Algorand” has been accepted to be published in IEEE/IFIP DSN 2020. The acceptance rate is 16.5%.
[January 2020] Dr. Rahman is serving as a Program Co-Chair of CPS-Sec, a workshop to be held in conjunction with IEEE CNS 2020.