Communications, Networking and Security

It is no accident that our digital world’s currency, the bit, originated with Claude Shannon’s seminal work in the field of Information Theory: the “Theory of Communication.” Our information age depends on the ability to communicate information securely.

At RIT, our faculty and students are dedicated to researching multiple aspects of communications and networking technology. Research projects in this area involve the study of such diverse issues as 5G and B5G (beyond 5G) communications, electromagnetics of wireless networks-on-chips, theoretical modeling and measurement of microstrip antennas and integrated microwave circuits, Wearables and Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN), cognitive radios and networks, dynamic spectrum sharing, MIMO wireless communications, and advanced fiber-optics networks.

Moreover, the exchange of information leads to the need to secure the communication links, the networks, and interconnected computing system. As such, our faculty and students also conduct research into Wireless Physical Layer Security (WPLS), modulation obfuscation, cryptographic engineering, connected vehicles (V2V) security, IoT security, and predictive cyber situation awareness. The Applied Cryptography and Information Security (ACIS) Research Laboratory and the Wireless and IoT Security and Privacy (WISP) Laboratory are two of the centers and research laboratories involved with research in this area.

Faculty working in this area include:

Andres Kwasinski
Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Marcin Lukowiak
Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Panos Markopoulos
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Drew Maywar
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Hanif Rahbari
Assistant Professor
Department of Computing Security
Gill Tsouri
Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Jayanti Venkataraman
Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Shanchieh Yang
Professor
Department of Computer Engineering