Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance (CIPIA) Fellow Program
Final rept. 1 May 2001-30 Sep 2003
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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LSU was one of the universities chosen to participate in the project of training new researchers to work on the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance CIPIA areas. Three Ph.D.s Steve Seiden, Guoli Ding, and Nigel Gwee who were not in the Cyber Security area were selected to become the CIPIA Fellows at LSU. These fellows were trained intensively using multiple methods auditing relevant courses, reading relevant books and articles, communicating with CIPIA experts inside and outside of LSU, and participating in CIPIA research projects. Although they have participated in several CIPIA projects, the main thrust has been developing mathematical models and efficient algorithms to identify malicious cyber transactions and terrorists. Each of the three Fellows has produced excellent research results. Steve Seiden has developed several online algorithms useful in cyber security. Guoli Ding and Steve Seiden have developed an anonymous communication scheme based on the concept of randomized busing to protect the security of communication no matter in cyber space or in other environments. Nigel Gwee has developed a technique to combine several heuristics algorithms together to locate the malicious cyber transactions quicker. In summary, this CIPIA Fellow project at LSU has been very successful as indicated by the following facts 1 a huge number of research papers has been produced by these 3 fellows Seiden has 16, Ding has 9, and Gwee has 3, and 2 teaming up with his mentor, Ding has obtained a large NSF grant on cyber security as a Co-PI.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Computer Systems Management and Standards