Active Grants

Please visit each faculty member’s research website to learn more about their activities.

Irfan Ahmed

  • "Machine Learning-Based Entity Fingerprinting", National Security Agency (NSA)
  • "Spatiotemporal G-code Modeling for Additive Manufacturing Security", Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)
  • "CyberTraining: Implementation: Small: Using Problem-Based Learning for VocationalTraining in Cyberinfrastructure Security at Community Colleges", National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • "GenCyber Bootcamp for JROTC Middle and Early High-school Students", National Security Agency (NSA)
  • "Control Logic Attacks and Defenses for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations", VirginiaCommonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)
  • "Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques for Investigating Control Logic Attacks in IndustrialControl Systems", DHS Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) Center
  • "Virtual PLC Platform for Threat Intelligence in Industrial Control Systems", VirginiaCommonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)

Website for Dr. Ahmed

Tomasz Arodz

  • "RAPID: Modeling the Host-Microbiome-Virome Interactions and their Impact on COVID-19 Severity" – NSF
  • "Modeling multiple environmental exposures and childhood leukemia risk" – NIH

Website for Dr. Arodz

Eyuphan Bulut

  • "NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving Spectrum Efficiency for Hyper-Dense IoT Networks" – NSF
  • "Device-Free WiFi Sensing based Occupancy Detection in Buildings" – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ)
  • "Experimenting Aggregated IoT 5G Communication through IMSI Sharing" – Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)
  • "REU Site: End-User Programming of Cyber-Physical Systems" – NSF (PI: David Shepherd, coPI: Kostadin Damevski, Senior Personnel: Bridget McInnes, Eyuphan Bulut)

Website for Dr. Bulut

Alberto Cano

  • "Interpretable Data Mining Models for Early Prediction of Student Performance and Dropout" – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (Alberto Cano PI, John Leonard co-PI)
  • "Hate Speech Detection on Amazon Reviews using Data Stream Mining on Spark and AWS" – Amazon Machine Learning Awards (Alberto Cano PI, Bartosz Krawczyk and Bridget McInnes co-PIs)
  • "Industry Sponsored Research" - Hamilton Beach
  • "Machine learning for the supply chain management" - Hamilton Beach

Website for Dr. Cano

Kostadin Damevski

  • "SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Automatically Enhancing Quality of Social Communication Channels to Support Software Developers and Improve Tool Reliability” – NSF

Website for Dr. Damevski

Thang N Dinh

  • "SaTC: EAGER: Trustworthy and Privacy-preserving Federated Learning" - NSF (PI at VCU)

Debra Duke

  • "Collaborative Research: Engaged Student Learning - Design and Development Level II: Using a Cyberlearning Environment to Improve Student Learning and Engagement in Software Courses" – NSF

Carol Fung

  • "DroidNet: Android Application Security through Crowdsourcing" – VCU Innovation Gateway

Preetam Ghosh

  • "Health Information Gateway and Exchange (HINGE): Radiation Oncology Data Analytics Portal " – US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • "Dynamics of surfactant - amyloid-beta protein interactions during self-assembly" – NSF
  • "Quantification and Characterization of Bulk and L1CAM-Enriched Exosomal MicroRNA Cargo in Healthy Young People" - NIH
  • "Characterizing the Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Neuron-Derived Exosomal MicroRNA Cargo in an Adolescent-Young Adult Twin Cohort" - NIH

Website for Dr. Ghosh

Lukasz Kurgan

  • “III: Small: Integrated Prediction of Intrinsic Disorder and Disorder Functions with Modular Multi-label Deep Learning” – NSF
  • “Collaborative Research: Identification and Structural Modeling of Intrinsically Disordered Protein-Protein and Protein-Nucleic Acids Interactions” – NSF

Website for Dr. Kurgan

Changqing Luo

  • “Decentralized Coordination on Blockchain for Mobile Edge Computing Enabled IoT Systems,” – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

Milos Manic

  • Embedding Expert Bias in Machine Learning for Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures, Sponsor: Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, PI: Milos Manic, Co-PIs Chathurika Wickramasinghe, Daniel Marino
  • CCI Fellowship, funded by Virginia Tech Hub of Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
  • Advanced Data Analytics Toolbox and Sensitivity Analysis in Support of Smart High Precision Experiments and Data Management, Department of Energy
  • Retropubic Sling Virtual Reality Training System, Value and Efficiency Teaching and Research (VETAR), VCU Health (VCUHS), PI: Lauren Siff, Co-PI Milos Manic INL Fleet and simulator support, Department of Energy/Idaho National Laboratory
  • Cyber-Physical Anomaly Detection for Wind, DOE/BEA
  • Solar-Assisted State-Aware and ResillienT Infrastructure System Data Driven Models for Threat Detection and Visualization, DOE/BEA
  • Protective Relay Master Fault Detector AI Algorithm, DOE/BEA

Website for Dr. Manic

Bridget McInnes

  • "Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research. Advancing Biomedical Research with Machine Assisted Experimental Design." Bridget McInnes, PhD. Nastassja Lewinski, PhD.
  • Data Science Supplement: Directed Self-Assembly of Multifunctional Polymer Nanoreactors for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing: National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Accelerating Synthetic Biology Discovery & Exploration through Knowledge Integration: National Science Foundation
  • Leveraging Unlabeled and Pseudo Data for Clinical Information Extraction: National Institutes of Health, Division: National Library of Medicine
  • Advancing biomedical research with machine assisted experimental design: Je ress Trust

Tamer Nadeem

  • NeTS: Small: SMILE -- Towards Smarter Network Edges for Next Generation Networks – NSF

David Shepherd

  • REU Site: End-User Programming of Cyber-Physical Systems – NSF
  • NRI: FND: End-User Robot Programming – NSF
  • Collaborative Research: Supporting Project-Based Learning in Undergraduate Software Engineering Courses – NSF
  • Collaborative Research: Minoritized Youth Computer Science Learning, Belonging and – NSF

Hong-Sheng Zhou

  • "Scalable Blockchains" – Ergo Platform  
  • “Cryptocurrency via Proof of Work and Proof of Stake” – IOHK Research
  • "SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Theory and Practice of Cryptosystems Secure Against Subversion" – NSF
  • “Secure Computation against Kleptographic Attacks” - Google  

Website for Dr. Zhou