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About MeI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. I work heavily in ISU's Information Assurance Center. I am focusing my research career on identity and integrity in network security and my educational career on enhancing the security education of students in IT related fields as well as enhancing the Computer Engineering First Year Experience.
I received my Doctorate in Computer Science from Purdue University under the advisement of Eugene H. Spafford. I did my graduate work initially in the Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology (COAST) Lab and then in the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).
Research AreasMy work is primarily focused on the network identity at many different layers of abstraction. This work directly relates to my auxiliary work in security education, network testbeds, network integrity modeling, and intrusion detection.
- Graph Spectral Methods for Network Investigation An NSF-funded project to use graph spectral methods to process network evidence for investigation and response to attacks.
- DILON: Detecting Intrusions at Layer ONe
- Monitor Placement for Network Attack Attribution
- XenWorlds: Hypervisor-based Virtual Networks for Education
- Clark-Wilson-based Integrity Models for Networks
- NetBottle: Environment Modeling and Traffic Generation for Network Security Testbeds
ClassesI teach several security classes and our first year problem solving classes.
- CPRE 431: Basics of Information Security
- CPRE 531 Introduction to Information Security
- CPRE 534: Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Assurance
- Special Topics
- First Year Experiences
- CPRE 185: Problem Solving in C
- CPRE 186: A 1 Hour Lab follow-on to 185
- Greg Rice, PhD, Sep 2002Present, Past Prelims, degree expected May 2007
- Wei Wang, PhD, Dec 2003Present, Past Prelims, degree expected Aug 2007
- Tang Yongping, PhD, Dec 2003Present, Past Prelims, degree expected Dec 2007
- Ben Anderson, PhD, Dec 2004Present, Past Prelims, degree expected Dec 2007
- Majd Al-Kofahi, PhD, Dec 2004Present, Past Prelims, degree expected Dec 2007
- Ryan Gerdes, PhD, (Mani Mina co-advisor), Jan 2005Present, in progress, degree expected August 2009
- Dan Gieseman, PhD (non-traditional), Aug 2006Present, degree expected Dec 2008
- Paras Malhotra, MS, Jan 2006Present, in progress, degree expected Aug 2007
- Shantanu Gattani, MS, Jan 2006-Present, in progress, degree expected Dec 2008
- Noah Stahl, MS, Jan 2006Present, in progress, degree expected Aug 2007
- Vignesh Vijayakumar, MS, Jan 2006Present, in progress, degree expected Dec 2007
- Basheer Al-Duwairi, PhD, (M. Govindarasu, co-advisor), Sep. 2003 June 2005, "Mitigation and traceback countermeasures for DDoS attacks.", now faculty at Jordan University of Science and Technology.
- Ryan Gerdes, MS, (Mani Mina co-advisor), August 2006, "Differentiating Ethernet devices through SNR maximization", now a Ph.D. Student.
- Hassan Qureshi, MS, August 2006, "Markov Traffic Generator", now a network engineer at Thomson West, Minneapolis, MN.
- Ed Jackson, MS, (Mani Mina co-advisor), May 2006, "Detecting intrusions at layer one: device fingerprinting for network security", now UNKNOWN
- Olawale Martins, MS, August 2005, "Affecting IP Traceback with Recent Internet Topology Maps.", now a program manager at Microsoft in Seattle, WA
- William Sears, MS, August 2005, "PeerCredential: A Support Reputation-based Trust Framework for Peer-to-Peer Applications", now with US DOE Ames Lab.
- R. Yema Liverpool, MS, Dec. 2004, "Monitor Placement for Network Attack Attri- bution Using Information Theory Metrics", now at IBM Rochester.
- Miguel Contreras, MS, Spring 2005.