Current Research Projects

2020 SunTrust Research Fellowships

The following faculty were inducted as SunTrust Fellows in Fall of 2020 providing funding for their reserach projects.  The gift from SunTrust Banks, LLC. was used to fund projects based on the topic and quality of the proposal.  You can download an abstract of the proposals here.

  • “Federated Learning for Effective Intrusion Detection System in IoTMobile Attacks” 
    Reza M. Parizi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering and Game Development
    Seyedamin Pouriyeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology

  • “One size fits all? An IS use model of Cybersecurity”
    Saurabh Gupta, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information Systems
    Adriane Randolph, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information Systems
    Humayun Zafar, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Information Systems

  • “Building Containerized Services with Security Assurance in the Edge Infrastructure” 
    Kun Suo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
    Yong Shi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

  • “IoT-related Attack Platforms”
    Xiaohua Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

  • “Building Secure Software Development with Data Leakage Detection and Analysis Plugins”
    Hossain Shahriar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology
    Chi Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology

  • “Collaborative Guided Learning Pedagogy for Information Security Topics” 
    Xin (Shirley) Tian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology
    Zhigang Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology

  • “Privacy Protection among Three Antithetic-Party for Context-Aware Service”
    Yan Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering and Game Development
    DonghyunKim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

  • “Promoting Information Security Policy Compliance –An Action Research Enabled Empirical Study”
    Lei Li, Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Information Technology
    MengHan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology

Grantwriting

Institute personnel are actively engaged in grantwriting.  The following grants are under review or in stages of approval:

  • "AI Institute: Brittle-Ductile Transition for Artificial Intelligence"
    Priestley, J. C. L. (Principal), Whitman, M. (Co-Principal), Shahriar, H. M. (Supporting), Pouriyeh, S. (Supporting), Grant, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $1,491,383.00, Currently Under Review. (July 2020 - June 2025).

  • "Data analytics, cybersecurity, and advanced manufacturing for the modern soldier"
    Priestley, J. C. L. (Principal), Whitman, M. E. (Co-Principal), Grant,Sponsored by Office of Naval Research, Federal, $124,978.00, Recommended for Funding. (August 2020 - July 2021).

  • "DoD CySP Scholarship Program (Recruitment): Kennesaw State University"
    Shahriar, H. (Principal), Whitman, M. (Co-Principal), Mattord, H. (Co-Principal), Grant, Sponsored by Department of Defense, Federal, $195,484.00, Currently Under Review. (July 2020 - May 2021).

  • "SaTC: EDU: Collaborative: Case Study-based Portable Hands-on Labware for Machine Learning to Cybersecurity"
    Shahriar, H. (Principal), Lo, D. (Co-Principal), Whitman, M. (Co-Principal), Grant, Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $279,627.00, Currently Under Review. (August 2020 - June 2023).
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