Director of ACyD Lab
Assistant Professor in the Dept of ECE
Haque joined the lab in Fall 2019. In this research, he primarily focuses on the security and dependability of healthcare and transportation systems.
Khalil joined the lab in Fall 2020. His primary research areas include intelligent system design and blockchain security.
Asif has joined the lab in Fall 2021. Her research focuses on power electronics and critical infrastructure security.
Ngouen has joined the lab in Spring 2022. His research focuses on the security of smart devices and IoT systems.
Alva joined the lab in Fall 2021 as an undergraduate student. Currently, he is pursuing an MS degree. He researches the application of artificial intelligence to solve constraint satisfaction problems.
Almeida joined the lab in the Spring of 2023. He researches various security problems in cyber-physical systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) security.
Christopher joined the lab in Spring 2022. She researches UAV hardware security.
Graduated PhD/MS Students
Dissertation Title: Impact-based Analytics of Cascaded False Data Injection Attacks on Smart Grids
Graduated: Spring 2022
First Appointment after Graduation: Senior Engineer, California ISO
M.S., Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University [Graduated in Spring 2019]
Thesis Title: Continuous Surveillance Design for Critical Smart Grid Infrastructure using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Graduated: Spring 2019 [Remotely Supervised by Dr. Rahman]
First Appointment after Graduation: Software Engineer, Infosys
Ph.D., Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University
Dissertation Title: Formal Techniques for Automated Design of Adaptive Networked Systems based on Security and Resiliency Requirements
Graduated: Spring 2020 [Remotely Supervised by Dr. Rahman]
First Appointment after Graduation: Senior Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Thesis Title: Deception Defense against Stealthy Attacks in Power Grids
Graduated: Fall 2020
First Appointment after Graduation: TBD
Past Undergraduate Students
Bacigalupo was in the lab from Summer 2020 to Fall 2021. He explored various controls, security issues, and simulation tools in smart buildings.
Byrne worked in the lab from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021, as an REU scholar. His primary research domain was collaborative unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Beaucejour joined the lab in Fall 2020 as an HOURS Scholar and worked here till he graduated in Fall 2021. He studied various control systems in smart buildings and their security.
Contreras worked on smart building-related topics and testbed implementation.
Past Visiting Researchers
Manshaei was a visiting faculty at the ACyD Lab from January 2019 to May 2020. He is an Associate Professor at the Isfahan University of Technology.
- Samara Ruiz Sandoval (FIU OURS Scholar; Undergraduate Researcher; Spring 2020 – Summer 2020)
[Continuing her undergraduate study at Florida International University, FL]
- Nuria Pacheco (NSF REU Scholar; Undergraduate Researcher; Summer 2019)
[Continuing her undergraduate study at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico]
- Anquan Gamble (NSF REU Scholar; Undergraduate Researcher; Summer 2019)
[Continuing his undergraduate study at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC]
Potential venues the team may publish their works:
- List of Conferences
- List of Journals: TBD