CIS Department Talk - April 28, 2005
The Department of Computer and Information Science & The Society of
Computer Science Present
|Speaker:||Dr. Arjan Durresi, Department of Computer Science,
Louisiana State University
|Topic:||Architectures for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
|Date:||Thursday, April 28, 2005; 11:30am|
|Place:||Keating Hall, Room 214|
Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (HWN) that include both sensor and actor nodes
are emerging as a critically important and disruptive class of computers. HWNs
are supported by recent technological
advances in low power wireless communications along with silicon integration
of various functionalities such as sensing, communications, intelligence and
actuation . HWN are based on a new
platform, networking structure and interface that enable novel, low cost, high
volume applications such as nuclear, biological and chemical attack detection
and protection, home automation, battlefield surveillance and environmental
To achieve the full potential of HWNs a new network architecture is needed.
The new network architecture should be scalable, flexible, common for many
applications and extendable without the need to redesign the whole network.
Due to their nature and operational resource constraints, HWNs are vulnerable
to various types of attacks. While designing the new network architecture for
HWNs, the research community has a unique chance to integrate security from
the beginning as a fundamental part of the architecture.
In this talk I will present our research results in creating a strong
foundation for the design and development of heterogeneous networks of sensor
systems that are easy to manage, evolve, and
secure, and that can provide quality of service. In particular, I will discuss
our solutions for scalable, energy efficient, adaptive broadcast and routing
for wireless, heterogeneous and mobile
networks of both sensors and actors, which are also able to perform real time
tasks. I will continue with our solutions for important security problems in
HWNs, namely those of confidentiality and
anonymity. In particular, I will focus on our algorithms for management of
shared keys and anonymous communications in hostile environments. I will also
discuss methods of integrating
communications and security solutions and providing flexible tradeoffs between
desired application-specific security levels and network resource consumption.
Last but not least, I will discuss
ways of integrating research activities into teaching, learning and training.
Dr. Arjan Durresi, IEEE Senior Member, is an Assistant Professor of Computer
Science at Louisiana State University. In the recent past, he also held roles
as Research Scientist of Computer Science and as Adjunct Assistant Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His
research centers on computer networking, security, telecommunications and
emphasis on wireless sensor networks, computer and network security,
congestion control, traffic management, optical networks, grid computing,
Quality of Service, satellite networks, and performance testing. He has
published over eighty technical papers in journals and conference proceedings.
He also has over thirty contributions to standardization organizations such as
IETF, ATM Forum, ITU, ANSI and TIA. He is the PI of three NSF funded research
projects. His research has also been funded by the States of Ohio and
Louisiana, as well as university and industry sources.
Dr. Durresi serves as Area Editor of "Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier)" Journal. He
has been Guest Editor for several International Networking Journals. Dr.
Durresi is the Program Co-Chair of the 20th
IEEE AINA-2006. He is the Co-Chair of the "First International Workshop on
Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks - HWISE" to be held in 2005 for 11th
IEEE ICPADS (International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Systems). He is the Vice-Chair of IEEE ICPADS 2005.
Dr. Durresi was Area Chair for 19th IEEE AINA-2005 and Program Vice Chair of
IEEE AINA-2004 conference.
For more information, contact:
Ms. Diane Roche (718) 817-4480; (firstname.lastname@example.org)