Research Awards

My research interest aligns with security and privacy in computer and cyber systems. I am interested in authorization systems with focus on developing foundational access control models and implementation in various application domains including Internet of Things, Smart Cars, Cloud Computing, Big Data etc. I am also interested in AI and Machine Learning derived security solutions including malware analysis, classification and clustering.

My publications can be found here.

Research Projects

Currently Active :

  1. Artificial Intelligence Assisted Malware Analysis (award 2025682)

    • Lead Principal Investigator: Maanak Gupta

    • Principal Investigators: Sudip Mittal, Mahmoud Abdelsalam

    • Co-Principal Investigator: Sheikh Ghafoor

    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (2020 - 2023)

  2. Quasi-Wireless Capacitive (QWiC) Surface Power for Adaptive and Reconfigurable Sensor Elements on Space Infrastructure

    • Principal Investigator: Charles Van Neste

    • Co-Principal Investigators: Maanak Gupta, Satish Mahajan, Denis Ulybyshev

    • Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA (2020 - 2021)

  3. DoD - CySP Academic Outreach Capacity Building Proposal

    • Principal Investigator: Ambareen Siraj

    • Former Co-Principal Investigator: Maanak Gupta

    • Co-Principal Investigator: Eric Brown

    • Sponsor: National Security Agency (2020 - 2021)

  4. Secure Cloud Assisted Smart Farming Ecosystem

    • Principal Investigator: Maanak Gupta

    • Sponsor: Tennessee Tech University (2020 - 2021)


1. EDGE Creative Inquiry Curriculum Grant

    • Principal Investigator: Maanak Gupta

    • Sponsor: Tennessee Tech University (2019 - 2020)

Projects Supported my PhD research:

  1. CREST Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing (C-SPECC)

    • Principal Investigator: Ravi Sandhu

    • Co-Principal Investigators: Nicole Beebe, Guadalupe Carmona, Ram Krishnan, Jeff Prevost

    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (2017 - 2022)

  2. Attribute Based Access Control for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

  3. Fine-Grained, Dynamic Virtual Resource Separation in Cloud Platforms for Assured Delivery of Cloud Based Services

    • Principal Investigator: Ram Krishnan

    • Co-Principal Investigator: Ravi Sandhu

    • Sponsor: U.S Dept of Defense ARL (2015 - 2018)

  4. Supply Chain Security and Quality Control in Business and Social Context

    • Principal Investigator: Wei-Ming Lin

    • Co-Principal Investigators: Ravi Sandhu, Kefeng Xu, Yao Zhao

    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (2015 - 2018)

  5. Privacy-Enhanced Secure Data Provenance

    • Lead Principal Investigator: Ravi Sandhu

    • Principal Investigator: Elisa Bertino, Murat Kantarcioglu

    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (2011 - 2017)