CAREER: Towards Reliable and Efficient Network Monitoring in White Space

Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation
(Award # CNS-1149500/CNS-1502584)

Welcome to the website of our research project: "CAREER: Towards Reliable and Efficient Network Monitoring in White Space". This project is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant No. CNS-1149500/CNS-1502584) for a five-year period starting from Feburary 15, 2012.

This project aims to develop mechanisms for monitoring the activity of low power primary users (wireless microphones) and secondary networks. There are two main thrusts in this project. The first thrust focuses on a novel approach for reliable and fast detection of wireless microphone systems by integrating acoustic sensing and RF sensing under low SNR and multi-user scenarios. The second thrust is on customizable efficient monitoring of the traffic and spectrum usage pattern in secondary networks with limited number of monitors through online learning and dynamic monitoring channel switching.

This website is created and maintained by the PI, Kai Zeng, to disseminate and share research results and other information related to the project. We welcome your comments and suggestions by contacting me at kzeng2@gmu.edu.

 

People


Principle Investigator

Dr. Kai Zeng
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science (courtesy)
Center for Secure Information Systems
George Mason University
Email: kzeng2@gmu.edu
Website: http://ece.gmu.edu/~kzeng2

Current Graduate Students

Monireh Dabaghchian
Ph.D. student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George Mason University
Email: mdabaghc@masonlive.gmu.edu
Website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~mdabaghc

Amir Alipour-Fanid
Ph.D. student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
George Mason University
Email: aalipour@masonlive.gmu.edu
Website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~aalipour

Hengrun Zhang
Ph.D. student
Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
Email: hzhang18@masonlive.gmu.edu
Website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~hzhang18

Past Graduate Students

Xianru Du
Ph.D. student
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dr. Dan Shan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Graduation year: 2014
Initial appointment: research engineer, General Motors Global R&D

Collaborators

Dr. Jing Xu
Assistant Professor
School of Electronic Information and Communications
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Email: xujing@hust.edu.cn

Dr. Wei Liu
Associate Professor
School of Electronic Information and Communications
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Email: liuwei@hust.edu.cn

Dr. Weidong Xiang
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Email: xwd@umd.umich.edu
Website: http://www-personal.engin.umd.umich.edu/~xwd/

Dr. Mingyan Liu
Professor
EECS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Email: mingyan@umich.edu
Website: http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~mingyan/

 

Publications


  1. J. Xu, Q. Wang, K. Zeng, M. Liu, and W. Liu, "Sniffer Channel Assignment with Imperfect Monitoring for Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1703-1715, March 2016. Link
  2. J. Xu, W. Liu, and K. Zeng, "Monitoring Multi-Hop Multi-Channel Wireless Networks: Online Sniffer Channel Assignment", IEEE LCN 2016, Dubai, UAE, Nov. 7 - 10, 2016. Link
  3. M. Dabaghchian, A. Alipour-Fanid, K. Zeng, and Q.Wang, "Online Learning-Based Optimal Primary User Emulation Attacks in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNSí16), Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 17 - 19, 2016. PDF
  4. J. Xu, K. Zeng, and W. Liu, "Online Learning for Unreliable Passive Monitoring in Multi-Channel Wireless Networks", IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 8 - 12, 2015. PDF
  5. D. Shan, K. Zeng, P. Richardson, and W. Xiang, "Detecting Multi-Channel Wireless Microphone User Emulation Attacks in White Space with Noise", EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-13, July, 2014. PDF
  6. S. Jana, K. Zeng, W. Cheng, and P. Mohapatra, "Trusted Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 1497-1507, Sept. 2013. PDF
  7. S. Chen, K. Zeng, and P. Mohapatra, "Efficient Data Capturing for Network Forensics in Cognitive Radio Networks", to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2013. PDF
  8. S. Chen, K. Zeng, and P. Mohapatra, "Hearing is Believing: Detecting Wireless Microphone Emulation Attack in White Space", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol.12, no.3, pp. 401- 411, March 2013. PDF
  9. J. Xu, Q. Wang, R. Jin, K. Zeng, and M. Liu, "Secondary User Data Capturing for Cognitive Radio Network Forensics under Capturing Uncertainty", Milcom 2014, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 6 - 8, 2014. PDF
  10. R. Jin, X. Du, K. Zeng, L. Xiao, and J. Xu, "Delay Analysis of Physical Layer Key Generation in Multi-user Dynamic Wireless Networks", IEEE ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia, June 10 - 14, 2014. PDF
  11. D. Shan, K. Zeng, P. Richardson, and W. Xiang, "iSens: Detecting Hidden Busy Channels in WM Systems with Interactive Sensing for CRN", IEEE GlobeCom 2013, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 9-13, 2013. PDF
  12. D. Shan, K. Zeng, P. Richardson, and W. Xiang, "Detecting Multi-Channel Wireless Microphone User Emulation Attacks in White Space with Noise", The 8th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CrownCom) 2013, Washington DC, July 8 - 10, 2013. PDF
  13. K. Tan, K. Zeng, D. Wu, and P. Mohapatra, "Detecting Spectrum Misuse in Wireless Networks", The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2012), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 8-11, 2012. PDF
  14. S. Yi, K. Zeng, and J. Xu, "Secondary User Monitoring in Unslotted Cognitive Radio Networks with Unknown Models", The 7th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, Yellow Mountains, Anhui, P.R. China, Aug. 8 10, 2012. PDF
  15. S. Chen, K. Zeng, N. Cheng, and P. Mohapatra, "Transmit Power Estimation with a Single Monitor in Multi-band Networks", IEEE SECON 2012, Seoul, Korea, June 18-21, 2012. PDF
  16. S. Jana, K. Zeng, and P. Mohapatra, "Trusted Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Infocom 2012, Mini-Conference, Florida, March 25-30, 2012. PDF

 

Teaching and Curriculum Development


  • Fall 2016
    CYSE 425, Secure RF Communications, George Mason Univeristy
    CYSE 330, Introduction to Network Security, George Mason University
  • Spring 2016
    CYSE 230, Computer Networking, George Mason Univeristy
  • Fall 2015
    CYSE 425, Secure RF Communications, George Mason Univeristy
    CYSE 330, Introduction to Network Security, George Mason University
  • Spring 2015
    CYSE 230, Computer Networking, George Mason Univeristy
  • Winter 2014
    CIS 546, Wireless Network Security and Privacy, University of Michigan - Dearborn
    CIS 584, Advanced Computer and Network Security, University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Fall 2013
    CIS 527, Computer Networks, University of Michigan - Dearborn
    CIS 306, Discrete Structures II, University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Winter 2013
    CIS 628, Advanced Computer and Network Security, University of Michigan - Dearborn
    CIS 306, Discrete Structures II, University of Michigan - Dearborn

 

 


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