Project: Security and Privacy for Wireless Networks


This project aims to study the security and privacy challenges associated with next-generation wireless networks. We study the unique security challenges imposed by the Internet of Things, where wireless devices have significantly lower power, compute and communication bandwidth compared to high-power adversaries. We develop a deep learning based wireless authentication solution that uses the imperfections of wireless radios to our advantage in uniquely identifying them. We also develop a suite of solutions in ensuring threat and anomaly detection in the presence of high-mobility wireless radios, such as in robotic swarms.

Publications
  • A Deep Learning Approach to IoT Authentication , Rajshekhar Das, Akshay Gadre, Shanghang Zhang, Swarun Kumar and Jose Moura, ICC 2018 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]
  • Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks, Stephanie Gil (Co-primary), Swarun Kumar (Co-primary), Mark Mazumder, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, RSS 2015
Project Participants
  • PI: Swarun Kumar
  • Students: Junbo Zhang, Haojian Jin and Akshay Gadre
  • Collaborators: Prof. Soummya Kar, Prof. Osman Yağan and Prof. José Moura