Stop the Intrusion- Creating Defense for the Internet of Things

Posted 1 year ago by Geetha Thamilarasu

School(s) : STEM
Primary PI Name : Geetha Thamilarasu
Email : geetha@uw.edu
Phone : 425-352-3182
Project/Faculty Website : http://faculty.washington.edu/geetha/
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : Internet of Things (IoT) will transform our lives as it enables billions of things (homes, cars, phones, wearables etc.) to be connected anytime anyplace to anything and anyone. As soon as you connect something to the Internet, it’s hackable and a target! The goal of this project is to create a self-governing, automated and robust security device to detect and protect IoT networks from security attacks.
Student Qualifications : Junior or Senior undergraduate student. Good programming skills required (C/C++/Java or Python). Knowledge of security is beneficial but not required.
Student Outcomes : Students will gain the unique experience of working in the exciting new domain of Internet of Things. The research experience will allow students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers. Students will also gain hands-on experience in developing IoT network and coding raspberry-pi systems. Students will also be eligible to earn credits for their work in form of independent study or undergraduate research or capstone project.
Student Responsibilities : Attend weekly research meetings. Understand, review and survey the existing literature in security of IoT networks. Develop and reproduce the security algorithm on a real network or a simulation tool. Program various sensors and Raspberry-pi’s.
Time Frame : The project is current and open-ended. Students can work on this project for one quarter or longer.

  • School(s) : STEM
  • Primary PI Name : Geetha Thamilarasu
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : geetha@uw.edu
  • Phone : 425-352-3182
  • Project/Faculty Website : http://faculty.washington.edu/geetha/
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : Internet of Things (IoT) will transform our lives as it enables billions of things (homes, cars, phones, wearables etc.) to be connected anytime anyplace to anything and anyone. As soon as you connect something to the Internet, it’s hackable and a target! The goal of this project is to create a self-governing, automated and robust security device to detect and protect IoT networks from security attacks.
  • Student Qualifications : Junior or Senior undergraduate student. Good programming skills required (C/C++/Java or Python). Knowledge of security is beneficial but not required.
  • Student Outcomes : Students will gain the unique experience of working in the exciting new domain of Internet of Things. The research experience will allow students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers. Students will also gain hands-on experience in developing IoT network and coding raspberry-pi systems. Students will also be eligible to earn credits for their work in form of independent study or undergraduate research or capstone project.
  • Student Responsibilities : Attend weekly research meetings. Understand, review and survey the existing literature in security of IoT networks. Develop and reproduce the security algorithm on a real network or a simulation tool. Program various sensors and Raspberry-pi’s.
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 2
  • Time Frame : The project is current and open-ended. Students can work on this project for one quarter or longer.