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Active Research Grants

  1. CREST Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing (C-SPECC)
    Principle Investigator and Center Director: Ravi Sandhu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Nicole Beebe, Guadalupe Carmona, Ram Krishnan, Jeff Prevost
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2017-2024, Award 1736209
  2. CAREER: Ubiquitous and Time-Critical Federated Learning with Cooperative Mobile Edge Networking
    Principle Investigator: Yanmin Gong
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2021-2026, Award 2047761
  3. A Flexible Testbed for Cyber Deception, Cyber Hardening, and Disinformation Research
    Principle Investigator: Boppana; Co-PI: Slavin
    Sponsor: Department of Defense, 2021-2022
  4. Data Science Bootcamp
    Principle Investigator: Wei Wang
    Sponsor: National Security Agency, 2021-2021
  5. Recruit and Retain Women in Computer Science
    Principle Investigator: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: Northeastern University, Khoury College of Computer Science Center for Inclusive Computing (CIC), 2021-2022
  6. CAREER: A Holistic Context-based Approach for Security and Privacy in the Era of Ubiquitous Sensing and Computing
    Principle Investigator: Murtuza Jadliwala
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2020-2025, Award 1943351
  7. CCRI: Planning: ScooterLab: Development of a Programmable and Participatory e-Scooter Testbed to Enable CISE-focused Micromobility Research
    Principle Investigator: Murtuza Jadliwala
    Co-Principle Investigators: Sushil Prasad, Greg Griffin, Anindya Maiti
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2020-2022, Award 2016717
  8. CRII: SaTC: Automatic Generation of API to Natural Language Data Type Mappings for Developer and End User Privacy Risk Mitigation
    Principle Investigator: Rocky Slavin
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2020-2022, Award 1948244
  9. Collaborative Research: SHF: Small: Reuse and Migration of GUI Tests
    Principle Investigator: Xiaoyin Wang
    Co-Principal Investigator: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2020-2023, Award 2007718
  10. CCRI: Planning: Collaborative Research: A Platform for Conducting Software Engineering User Studies
    Principle Investigator: Xiaoyin Wang
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2020-2022, Award 2016604
  11. CRII: NeTS: Embracing Dynamic Spectrum Sharing without Privacy Concerns
    Principle Investigator: Yanmin Gong
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2019-2021, Award 1850523
  12. Cyber Defense of Smart Facilities Using Machine Learning and IoT Honeynets
    Principle Investigator: Rajendra Boppana
    Co-Principle Investigator: Rocky Slavin
    Sponsor: National Security Agency, 2020-2022
  13. CAREER: Software Environment Analysis and Configuration for DevOps Practice
    Principle Investigator: Xiaoyin Wang
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2019-2024, Award 1846467
  14. CAREER: Group-Centric Secure Information Modules, Properties, and Implementation
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2016-2021, Award 1553696

Completed Research Grants

  1. SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: A Framework for Enhancing the Resilience of Cyber Attack Classification and Clustering Mechanisms
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2018-2021, Award 1814825
    Transferred to University of Colorado Colorado Springs on Jan 2021 upon Dr. Xu's move
  2. MTD Dynamics: A Quantitative Framework for Modeling and Orchestrating Moving-Target Defense
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Army Research Office, 2017-2020, Award W911NF-17-1-0566
  3. ROBOT: Rules Oriented Blockchain Operations Transactor
    Principle Investigator: Murtuza Jadliwala
    Co-Principle Investigator: Raymond Choo
    Sponsor: Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (NASA), 2019-2020
  4. UTSA Data Science Curriculum Development
    Principle Investigator: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: The MITRE Corporation, 2020-2020
  5. Modeling, Analyzing and Predicting Cyber Attacks
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Army Research Laboratories, 2017-2020, Award W911NF-17-2-0127
  6. Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sustainable Urban Ecosystems
    Principle Investigator: Adolfo Matamoros
    Co-Principal Investigators: David Akopian, Krystel Castillo, Ravi Sandhu, Christopher Reddick
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2019-2020, Award 1937135
  7. CSR: Surviving Cybersecurity and Privacy Threats in Wearable Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems
    Principle Investigator: Murtuza Jadliwala
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2018-2020, Award 1828071
  8. TWC: Small: Collaborative: Towards Agile and Privacy-Preserving Cloud Computing
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2018-2019, Award 1634441 - Amend 1
  9. B2CSM: Blockchain-Based Cyber Security Management: Design, Analysis, and Prototype Implementation
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Guenevere Chen
    Sponsor: Air Force Research Lab, 2019-2019, Award FA8750-19-1-0019
  10. Robust Machine Learning for Cyber Operations (Subawardee)
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: University of Texas at Dallas (National Security Agency), 2018-2019, Award NSA Grant No. H98230-18-1-0337 to UT Dallas
  11. EAGER: A Cloud-Assisted Framework for Improving Pedestrian Safety in Urban Communities Using Crowd-Sourced Mobile and Wearable Device Data
    Principle Investigator: Murtuza Jadliwala
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2018-2019, Award 1829066-CNS
  12. Enhancing Safety and Security of Clinical Alarm Systems: An interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical-Human Analysis
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, 2018-2019,
  13. PAM: A Pattern-Based Measurement Model for Improving Software Reliability (Phase 2)
    Principle Investigator: Jianwei Niu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Xiaoyin Wang
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (MSRDC), 2018-2019,
  14. Fine-Grained, Dynamic Virtual Resource Separation in Cloud Platforms for Assured Delivery of Cloud Based Services
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Co-Principal Investigators: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: Army Research Office, 2015-2018, Award W911NF-15-1-0518
  15. EAGER: Tracing Privacy-Policy Statements into Code for Privacy-Award Mobile App Development
    Principle Investigator: Xiaoying Wang
    Co-Principal Investigators: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2017-2018, Award 1748109
  16. REU Supplement to NSF EAGER Project
    Principle Investigator: Xiaoying Wang
    Co-Principal Investigators: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2017-2018, Award 1748109 (Add-on Supplement)
  17. PAM: A Pattern-Based Measurement Model for Improving Software Reliability
    Principle Investigator: Jianwei Niu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Xiaoyin Wang
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (MSRDC), 2017-2018, Award D01_W911SR-14-2-0001-0012
  18. TWC: Small: Attribute Based Access Control for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Co-Principal Investigators: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2014-2017, Award CNS-1423481
  19. EAGER: Collaborative: IC Supply Chain Security and Quality Control in Business and Social Context
    Principle Investigator: Wei-Ming Lin
    Co-Principal Investigators: Ravi Sandhu, Kefeng Xu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2015-2017, Award 1538418
  20. Cybersecurity Dynamics
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Army Research Office, 2013-2017, Award US ARMY W911NF-13-1-0370
  21. Identity and Access Control in the Physical and Virtual Internet of Things
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Co-Principal Investigators: Ram Krishnan
    Sponsor: University of Maryland, 2016-2016, Award 3 5157-Q1323101
  22. Design and Implementation of Cybersecurity Risk Metrics for Cloud Based IT Infrastructure
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Co-Principal Investigators: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: LMI, 2015-2016, Award PO-000175
  23. A Statistical Framework for Analyzing Cyber Threats
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (Army), 2013-2016, Award W911NF-13-1-0141
  24. Enhancing Situational Awareness for Emergency Response Using Social Media Provenance
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Co-Principal Investigators: Jae Park
    Sponsor: LMI, 2014-2015, Award C8056
  25. A Theoretical Framework for Cyber Defense Operations
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (Army), 2012-2015, Award W911NF-12-1-0286
  26. Secure Information Sharing Models for Cyber Response Teams
    Principle Investigator: Ram Krishnan
    Sponsor: LMI, 2013-2014, Award C7393
  27. STTR Phase II: Random Number Generation for High Performance Computing
    Principle Investigator: Raj Boppana
    Sponsor: Silicon Informatics (US Army), 2012-2014, Award US ARMY W911NF-11-C-0026
  28. Cybersecurity Dynamics
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (Army), 2013-2014, Award US ARMY W911NF-13-1-0370
  29. Securing Named Data Networking with Lightweight Integrity Verification
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: Cisco Research Center, 2013-2014, Award CG# 574271
  30. TC: Medium: Privacy and Declassifiction Policy Enforcement Framework
    Principle Investigator: William Winsborough
    Co-Principal Investigators: Jianwei Niu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2010-2013, Award CNS-0964710
  31. Privacy-Enhanced Secure Data Provenance
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2011-2013,
  32. A Framework for Managing the Assured Information Sharing Lifecycle (MURI)
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2008-2013, Award FA9550-08-1-0265
  33. SmartData Center 6.5 Server License and Basic Support
    Principle Investigator: Carlos Cardenas
    Sponsor: Joyent, Inc., 2012-2013
  34. IAPD: A Framework for Integrated Adaptive and Proactive Defenses Against Stealthy Botnets (Supplemental Award)
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2011-2012, Award FA 9550-09-1-0165
  35. IAPD: A Framework for Integrated Adaptive and Proactive Defenses Against Stealthy Botnets
    Principle Investigator: Shouhuai Xu
    Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2009-2012, Award FA 9550-09-1-0165
  36. Emerging Technology Fund (Ravi Sandhu, ICS)
    Principle Investigator: Robert Gracy
    Sponsor: Office of the Governor, 2007-2012
  37. CT-M: Securing Dynamic Online Social Networks
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2008-2011, Award CNS-0831452
  38. Self-Healing Payloads
    Principle Investigator: Todd Wolff
    Sponsor: University of Texas at San Antonio, 2011-2011, Award 26-4700-12
  39. Gift-in-Kind: Equipment
    Principle Investigator: Josh Zachry
    Sponsor: Dell, 2011-2011
  40. Army STTR: Parrallel Random Number Generators
    Principle Investigator: Raj Boppana
    Sponsor: Silicon Informatics, 2010-2011, Award SI-2010-001
  41. LERR Faculty STAR Award (Ravi Sandhu, ICS)
    Principle Investigator: Robert Gracy
    Sponsor: UT System, 2007-2011, Award T3VJ1995004
  42. Dell AIM Evaluation Program
    Principle Investigator: Josh Zachry
    Sponsor: Dell, 2010-2010
  43. Academic Review of Cyber Crime Index Algorithm
    Principle Investigator: Jeff Reich
    Sponsor: Symantec, 2010-2010
  44. A Systematic Defensive Framwork for Combating Botnets
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, 2009-2010, Award N00014-09--1-0776
  45. CT-ISG: Secure Knowledge Management: Models and Mechanisms
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation, 2007-2009, Award IIS-0814027
  46. Information Operations Across Infospheres
    Principle Investigator: Ravi Sandhu
    Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2007-2008, Award FA 9550-06-01-0045