The CWS Lab at CSUCI has committed to research and development in the area
of cybersecurity and wireless systems. With the full support from California State University,
government agencies, research collaborators and industry partners, this Lab will be headed to greater ambitions
and success in the future.
Our ultimate aim is to become a world-class centre of excellent in cybersecurity and wireless systems. We planned our strategies towards becoming a dynamic key player in research and development as well as offering outstanding research experience to our students and visiting scholars and providing the experties and resources to our industry partners.
Area of interest in CWS Lab are Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS/SCADA), Wireless Communications and machine learning. If you are interested to work on the area of cybersecurity or the intersection of cybersecurity with IoT, ICS/SCADA, wireless communication system and machine learning, feel free to contact me.
Cybersecurity and Intrusion Detection Systems
Cybersecurity is a one of the most critical issues in technology developm and one of the main national security concern in the country.
On the borad area of cybersecurity, we are mainly interested in the intrusion detection systems, automated penetration testing, and ethical hacking.
The issues of privacy and security in wireless communication networks have become significantly important as these networks continue to grow and find their ways into different applications. Traditionally, security is viewed as an independent feature addressed above the physical-layer and all widely used cryptographic protocols are designed and implemented on the assumption that the physical-layer is already established and provides an error free link. However, with the emergence of ad-hoc and decentralized networks, higher-layer techniques, such as encryption, are complex and hard to be implemented. In this research, we investigate the intrinsic ability of the physical layer to provide secure wireless communications.
Internet of Things (IoT) and Its Applications
The Internet of Things is expected to interconnect hundreds of billions of devices with different settings such as home, vehicular, and industrial environments. The complexity, extent and range of applications envisioned for the Internet of Things make them vulnerable to cyber-attack, and because of their vast attack surface are difficult to protect them against cyberattacks using traditional methods. Furthermore, the massive number of these devices, and their particular intrinsic features such as limited power and computation capacity pose severe technical challenges to use existing traditional monitoring and defense mechanisms. In this research, we investigate the security issues of IoT networks and devices in different OSI layers, spanning from physical to application layers.
Machine Learning with Application to Cybersecurity
Machine learning can be used in cybersecurity systems to analyze cyberattack and normal patterns of the data and the system operation to respond to changing behavior and learn to prevent similar cyberattacks. Machine learning can help cybersecurity experts to take a more proactive approach in preventing threats and responding to active attacks in real time. It can reduce the amount of time spent on routine tasks and enable organizations to use their resources more strategically. However, it is challenging to effectively deploy machine learning without sufficient data and a comprehensive analysis approach. In this research, we our focus is on this issue.
CWS Laboratory Information
The CWS Lab supports research in the area of cybersecurity and wireless systems, and
to enhance the quality of computer science and engineering education. Cybersecurity is a field that the state is
in a dire need and constatly employs the experts and engineers from the other developing nations.
Considering this shortage of skilled worker in this area, Dr. Abdolee's aim is to promote cybersecurity research and
increase the number of highly skilled and well-trained graduates with experience in this area for
all related industry and bussiness in the country and to create
an innovation hub and product development center that could benefit the local industry,
the state of California and the nation.
If you are interested to do research in any of the following areas, please contact me via email.
Cybersecurity and Intrusion Detection Systems
Penetration Testing and Security Monitoring
Security in ICS and SCADA systems
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wireless Communincation System and Physical Layer Security