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    June 2020: UNR designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD).

    Spring 2020: Raj Shukla is the recipient of "Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award 2020" from UNR Graduate Student Association (GSA). Congratulations!

    Spring 2020: PhD Student Raj Shukla successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

    Spring 2020: PhD Student Amar Patra successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

    Spring 2020: MS Student Tapadhir Das successfully defended his MS Thesis. Congratulations!

    Spring 2020: MS Student Ankita Thakkar successfully defended her MS Thesis. Congratulations!

    Spring 2020: MS Student Anuraag Kotra successfully defended his MS Thesis. Congratulations!

    March, 2020: University of Nevada, Reno Hosts Second Cybersecurity Conference... Read more about this

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The following articles have recently been accepted for publications:

    I. Vakilinia, and S. Sengupta, "Vulnerability market as a public good auction with privacy preservation", To appear in Elsevier Computers and Security Journal, 2020.

    R. Shukla, and S. Sengupta, "Scalable and Robust Outlier Detector using Hierarchical Clustering and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) Neural Network for Internet of Things", To appear in Elsevier Internet of Things: Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, 2020.

    R. Shukla, and S. Sengupta, "An integrated Communication, Optimization, and Prediction unit for smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging", To appear in Elsevier Internet of Things: Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, 2020.

    I. Vakilinia, and S. Sengupta, "Fair and Private Rewarding in a Coalitional Game of Cybersecurity Information Sharing", To appear in IET Information Security.

    A. Patra, P. Regis,, and S. Sengupta, "Distributed Allocation and Dynamic Reassignment of Channels in UAV Networks for Wireless Coverage", To appear in Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

    A. Patra, P. Regis,, and S. Sengupta, "Dynamic Self-Reconfiguration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Serve Overloaded Hotspot Cells", To appear in Elsevier Computer and Electrical Engineering.

    S. Bhunia, M. Khan, M. Yuksel and S. Sengupta, "In-Band LOS Discovery Using Highly Directional Transceivers", To appear in Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal.

    I. Vakilinia, and S. Sengupta, "A Coalitional Cyber-Insurance Framework for a Common Platform", In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE TIFS)

    S. Bhunia, E. Miles, S. Sengupta, and F. Vazquez-Abad, "CR-Honeynet: A Cognitive Radio Learning and Decoy Based Sustenance Mechanism to Avoid Intelligent Jammer", In IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (IEEE TCCN).

    S Bhunia, P A Regis and S. Sengupta, "Distributed Adaptive Beam Nulling to Survive Against Jamming in 3D UAV Mesh Networks", In Elsevier Computer Networks, 2018.

More Publications...

Research Grants


 

Ongoing NSF Research Grants


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National Science Foundation: CICI: CE: Implementing CYBEX-P: Helping Organizations to Share with Privacy Preservation ($1,018,067, Jan. 2018 - Jul. 2021, PI: Sengupta).
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National Science Foundation: CC*: Integration-Large: Robust and Predictable Network Infrastructure for Wide-Area Hybrid Sensor Networks ($998,568, 2020 - 2022, Co-PI: Sengupta)
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National Science Foundation: REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction ($360,000, Feb. 2018 - Jan. 2022, Co-PI: Sengupta)
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National Science Foundation: RET Site: Research Experiences in Cybersecurity for Nevada Teachers (RECNT) ($599,307, Feb. 2019 - Jan. 2022, PI: Sengupta)
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National Science Foundation: A Novel AI-Human Teaming Approach to Trust and Cooperation in AI-Cybersecurity Education ($298,620, July 2021 - June 2023, Co-PI: Sengupta)

Ongoing Other Research Grants @ UNR

  1. UNR Grant, "Developing the Next Generation Cybersecurity Workforce at UNR through a Full Spectrum Cybersecurity Zone: Senior Information Security Engineer Position", ($113,900/yr for 2 years, July 2020 - June 2022, PI: Sengupta).

Past Research Grants @ UNR

  1. National Science Foundation: CAREER: Survivability and Self-coexistence in the Battle of Cognitive Radio Network Societies ($400K, Mar. 2012 - Feb. 2018, PI: Sengupta).

  2. National Science Foundation: CyberCorps(R): "Collaborative Research: Capacity building in Cybersecurity-literacy: An inter-disciplinary approach ($300,000, Sep. 2015- Aug. 2018; (Collaboration between UNR and TMCC; UNR: $262,534; TMCC: $37,466); PI: Sengupta).

  3. National Science Foundation: SATC: Establishing market based mechanisms for CYBer security information EXchange (CYBEX) ($351,578, Sep. 2015- Aug. 2019, PI: Sengupta).

  4. National Science Foundation: RET Site: Cyber Security Initiative for Nevada Teachers (CSINT) ($540,000, Sep. 2015- Aug. 2019, PI: Sengupta).

  5. National Science Foundation: Longitudinal Injection of Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Awareness into Engineering Curricula ($300,000, Sep. 2017- Aug. 2020, PI: Sengupta).

  6. National Science Foundation: PFI:BIC: Enhanced Situational Awareness Using Unmanned Autonomous Systems for Disaster Remediation ($800K, Aug. 2014- Jul. 2018, Senior Personnel: Sengupta)

  7. Nokia Grant, "Prototype Implementation of IoT Networks - LTE and WAN Coexistence in Unlicensed Band", ($25,000, PI: Sengupta)

  8. UNR Grant, "Developing the Next Generation Cybersecurity Workforce at UNR through a Full Spectrum Cybersecurity Zone: Senior Information Security Engineer Position", ($118,800/yr for 3 years, July 2017 - June 2020, Co-PI: Sengupta)

  9. UNR Grant, "Developing Classroom Infrastructure for Cybersecurity Education", ($21,200, Jan. 2017 - June 2017, PI: Sengupta)

  10. UNR Grant, "Cybersecurity Operational Environment Development for Teaching and Training UNR Students", ($50,000, July 2016 - June 2017, PI: Sengupta)

  11. UNR Research Enhancement Grant (REG) Award, University of Nevada, Reno, $21,530, Jul 2015 - June 2016.

  12. USAF, AFMC Air Force Research Laboratory, SUNY IT Visiting Scholar Program: Insuring and Incentivizing Cyber Security Information Sharing, $17,391, 2014

  13. Acquisition of Instructional and Research Equipment (AIRE) Award, Sandbox - A cyber security instructional infrastructure, University of Nevada, Reno, $70,000, 2014.

  14. Start-up research grant, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013-2016

Past Research Grants @ CUNY

  1. PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant (July 2011 - Dec 2012)

  2. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Department of Justice Research Subaward - "Cognitive Radio Protocols and Platform for Dynamic Spectrum Access in Public Safety Bands", 2010 - 2011. (Prime Recipient: Stevens Institute of Technology).

  3. PSC-CUNY Research Award Grant (July 2010 - Dec 2011).

  4. NY GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative) Equipment Grant, (2009-2010 Funding Round).

  5. Start-up equipment grant, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Research Interests

 

Wireless Networking & Mobile Computing

Unmanned Autonomous Systems, Cognitive radio, Dynamic spectrum access (DSA), D2D communications, Interoperable networks, Testbed implementation, Network design and performance analysis, Cross-layer protocol optimization, Wireless mobile mesh, sensor networks;

Cybersecurity

Cryptography, Security & Privacy in Cybersecurity information exchange, Game Theory in Cybersecurity, Machine Learning in Cybersecurity, Network security, Covert communications, Malicious node sensing/detection, Anomaly detection, Honeypot, Spectrum fingerprinting, Anti-jamming mechanism design, UAV security;

Inter-disciplinary Research

Applied game theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, Economic theory, Probability, Stochastic process, Anthropology & human-society inspired evolutionary models, Behavioral dynamics;

 


Publications

2021 || 2020 || 2019 || 2018 || 2017 || 2016 || 2015 || 2014 || 2013 || 2012 || 2011 || 2010 || 2009 || 2008 || 2007 and older
DBLP: Bibliography || Google Scholar Profile

2021

  • J45. Narayan Bhusal, Mukesh Gautam, Raj Mani Shukla, Mohammed Benidris, and S. Sengupta, "Coordinated Data Falsification Attack Detection in Distributed Generation Domain Using Deep learning", Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 2021.
  • J44. S. Islam, S. Badsha, S. Sengupta, H. La, I. Khalil and M. Atiquzzaman, "Blockchain-Enabled Intelligent Vehicular Edge Computing", IEEE Network, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 125-131, May/June 2021.
  • J43. Sowmya Kudva, Shahriar Badsha, Jim La and S. Sengupta, "A Scalable Blockchain based Trust Management in VANET Routing Protocol", (Accepted). Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2021.
  • J42. S. Maskey, S. Badsha, and S. Sengupta, "Reputation-based Miner Node Selection in Blockchain-based Vehicular Edge Computing", (Accepted). IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 2021.
  • J41. S. Maskey, S. Badsha and S. Sengupta, "ALICIA: Applied Intelligence in Blockchain based VANET: Accident Validation as a Case Study", (Accepted). Elsevier Information Processing and Management, 2021.
  • J40. N. Bhusal, R. Shukla, M. Gautam, M. Benidris, and S. Sengupta, "Deep Ensemble Learning-based Approach to Real-time Power System State Estimation", (Accepted). Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 2021.

  • C109. T. Das, R. Shukla, S. Sengupta, "Imposters Among Us: a Supervised Learning Approach to Anomaly Detection in IoT Sensor Data", (Accepted). IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, 2021.
  • C108. Jay Thom, Tapadhir Das, Bibek Shrestha, Shamik Sengupta, and Engin Arslan, "Casting a Wide Net: An Internet of Things Testbed for Cybersecurity Education and Research", (Accepted). International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems Conference (SPECTS), 2021.
  • C107. P. Regis, S. Bhunia, A. Patra and S. Sengupta, "Deep-Learning Assisted Cross-Layer Routing in Multi-Hop Wireless Network", (Accepted). IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, 2021.
  • C106. F. Sadique and S. Sengupta, "Analysis of Attacker Behavior in Compromised Hosts During Command and Control", (Accepted). IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2021.
    #NSF CICI
  • C105. S. Islam, S. Badsha and S. Sengupta, "Context-Aware Fine-Grained Task Scheduling at Vehicular Edges: An Extreme Reinforcement Learning based Dynamic Approach", (Accepted). IEEE WOWMOM 2021.
  • C104. J. Thom, Y. Shah and S. Sengupta, "Correlation of Cyber Threat Intelligence Data Across Global Honeypots", (Accepted). IEEE CCWC 2021.
    #NSF CICI
 

2020

  • J39. I. Vakilinia, and S. Sengupta, "Vulnerability market as a public good auction with privacy preservation", (Accepted). Elsevier Computers and Security Journal, vol. 93, 2020.
  • J38. Sowmya Kudva, Shahriar Badsha, S. Sengupta, Ibrahim Khalil, Albert Zomaya, "Towards Secure and Practical Consensus for Blockchain based VANET", (Accepted). Elsevier Information Sciences, 2020.
  • J37. Raj Shukla, and S. Sengupta, "Scalable and Robust Outlier Detector using Hierarchical Clustering and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) Neural Network for Internet of Things", (Accepted). Elsevier Internet of Things: Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, vol. 9, 2020.
  • J36. Raj Shukla, and S. Sengupta, "COP: An integrated Communication, Optimization, and Prediction unit for smart Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging", (Accepted). Elsevier Internet of Things: Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, vol. 9, 2020.

  • C103. A. Walker and S. Sengupta, "Malware Family Fingerprinting Through Behavioral Analysis", (Accepted). In 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C102. M. Stepzinski and S. Sengupta, "Cybersecurity Analysis in Dedicated Short-Range Communications in Vehicular Networks", (Accepted). In 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), 2020. (BEST PAPER AWARD)
  • C101. Y. Shah and S. Sengupta, "A Survey on Classification of Cyber-Attacks on IoT and IIoT Devices", (Accepted). In 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C100. S. Islam, S. Badsha, and S. Sengupta, "A Light-weight Blockchain Architecture for V2V Knowledge Sharing at Vehicular Edges", (Accepted). In IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2020).
  • C99. A. Bhattacharjee , S. Badsha, and S. Sengupta, "Blockchain-based Secure and Reliable Manufacturing System", (Short-Accepted). In IEEE iThings 2020.
  • C98. N. Ceccarelli, P. Regis, S. Sengupta and D. Feil-Seifer, "Optimal UAV Positioning for a Temporary Network Using an Iterative Genetic Algorithm", (Accepted). In 29th Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (WOCC 2020).
    #NSF REU Site
  • C97. Paulo Alexandre Regis, Amar Nath Patra and S. Sengupta, "Low-cost wireless testbed for Internet of Things ad hoc networks prototyping and evaluation", (Accepted). In IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Thing. 5-9 April 2020. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • C96. R. Dubey, S. Louis, and S. Sengupta, "Evolving Dynamically Reconfiguring UAV-hosted Mesh Networks", (Accepted). In IEEE CEC 2020.
  • C95. Anuraag Kotra, AbdelRahman Eldosouky, S. Sengupta, "Every Anonymization begins with k: A Game theoretic Approach for Optimized k Selection in K-Anonymization", (Accepted). In Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computing & Communication Engineering, 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C94. Tapadhir Das, AbdelRahman Eldosouky, S. Sengupta, "Think Smart, Play Dumb: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Study Deception in Hardware Trojan Testing", (Accepted). In Cyber Science 2020.
    #NSF Cybercorps ENGR
  • C93. Arpan Bhattachaarjee, Shahriar Badsha, Abdur R. Shahid, Hanif Livani and Shamik Sengupta, "Block-Phasor: A Scalable Blockchain Framework to Enhance Security of Synchrophasor and Smart Meter", (Accepted as Digest). In IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference 2020.
  • C92. S. Kudva, R. Norderhaug, S. Badsha, S. Sengupta and A. Kayes, "PEBERS: Practical Ethereum Blockchain Based Efficient Ride Hailing Service", (Accepted). In International Conference on Internet of Things, 2020.
  • C91. S. Maskey, S. Badsha, S. Sengupta and I. Khalil, "BITS: Blockchain based Intelligent Transportation System with Outlier Detection for Smart Citye", (Accepted). In Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Context-Aware Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020.
  • C90. Bryson Lingenfelter, Iman Vakilinia and Shamik Sengupta, "Analyzing Variation Among IoT Botnets Using Medium Interaction Honeypots", (Accepted). In IEEE CCWC 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C89. Shahriar Badsha, Iman Vakilinia and Shamik Sengupta, "Blockchain based Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Fine Grained Access Control", (Accepted). In IEEE CCWC 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C88. Farhan Sadique, Raghav Kaul, Shahriar Badsha and Shamik Sengupta, "An Automated Framework for Real-time Phishing URL Detection", (Accepted). In IEEE CCWC 2020.
    #NSF CICI
  • C87. L. Ruetten, P. Regis, D. Feil-Seifer and S. Sengupta, "Area-Optimized UAV Swarm Network for Search and Rescue Operations", (Accepted). In IEEE CCWC 2020. (BEST PAPER AWARD)
    #NSF REU Site
  • C86. A. Thakkar, S. Badsha and S. Sengupta, "Game Theoretic approach applied in Cybersecurity Information Exchange Framework", (Accepted). In IEEE CCNC 2020.
    #NSF SATC

  • B10. R. Shukla, S. Badsha, D. Tosh and S. Sengupta, "Robust Machine Learning using Diversity and Blockchain", Book Title: "Adversary-aware Learning Techniques and Trends in Cyber-security", Eds: Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta, Joseph B. Collins, Ranjeev Mittu, Springer Nature, 2020.
  • B9. R. Shukla and  S. Sengupta, "Towards Robust Outlier Detector for Internet of Things Applications", Book Title: "Modeling and Design of Secure Internet of Things", Eds: Charles A. Kamhoua, Laurent L. Njilla, Alexander Kott, Sachin S. Shetty, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2020.
 

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CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Farhan
Farhan Sadique, PhD, Joined in Spring 2018 (Research Interest: Cybersecurity - Network Security, Machine Learning)
Aaron
Aaron Walker, PhD, Joined in Fall 2018 (Research Interest: Cybersecurity, Malware analysis, Network Security, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing)
Jay
Jay Thom, PhD, Joined Spring 2019 (Research Interests: Networks and Network Security, Connected Vehicle Communications, Preservation of Privacy)
Arpan
Arpan Bhattacharjee, PhD, (co-advised with Dr. Shahriar Badsha), Joined Spring 2020 (Research Interests: Blockchain, cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing)
Shafkat
Shafkat Islam, PhD, (co-advised with Dr. Shahriar Badsha), Joined Spring 2020 (Research Interests: Cybersecurity in vehicular networks)
Tapadhir
Tapadhir Das, PhD, Joined in Summer 2020 (Research Interest: Cybersecurity, Game Theory, Machine Learning)
Ignacio
Ignacio Astaburuaga, MS, Joined in Spring 2020 (Research Interest: Cybersecurity - Network Security, Machine Learning)
Sowmya
Sowmya Kudva, MS, (co-advised with Dr. Shahriar Badsha), Joined in Spring 2019 (Research Interest: Blockchain)
Adam
Adam Cassell, MS, (co-advised with Dr. Sergiu Dascalu), Joined in Fall 2019 (Research Interest: HCI)


CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Yash Shah, McNair Scholars Program, 2020
  • Simon Shrestha
  • Maddison Hicks-Kuskie
  • Chance Harrison
  • Keith Nelson
  • Timothy Finnegan
  • Michael Stepzinski
  • Spencer Kase Rohlfing
  • Carl Nathan Montemayor
  • Samuel R. Gerard

Alumni

Past Graduate Students

Raghav Kaul
19. Raghav Kaul, MS, Graduated in Summer 2020 (Thesis Title: Efficient Private Analytics in a Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Exchange)
Amar Nath Patra
18. Amar Nath Patra, PhD, Graduated in Spring 2020 (PhD Thesis Title: Self-Reconfigurable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks for Wireless Communication Provisioning)
Raj Shukla
17. Raj Mani Shukla, PhD, Graduated in Spring 2020 (PhD Thesis Title: Optimization and Anomaly Detection for Smart City-based applications)
Ankita Thakkar
16. Ankita Thakkar, MS, Graduated in Spring 2020 (Thesis Title: Game Theoretic approach applied in Cybersecurity Information Exchange Framework)
Tapadhir Das
15. Tapadhir Das, MS, Graduated in Spring 2020 (Thesis Title: Think Smart, Play Dumb: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Study Deception in Hardware Trojan Testing)
Anuraag Kotra
14. Anuraag Kotra, MS, Graduated in Spring 2020 (Thesis Title: A Game Theoretic Approach Applied in k- Anonymization for Preserving Privacy in Shared Data)
James Schnebly
13. James Schnebly, MS (Co-advised with Dr. Emily Hand), Graduated in Spring 2020 (Thesis Title: Distilling Public Data from Multiple Sources for Cybersecurity Applications)
Abdelrahman
12. Abdelrahman Eldosouky, Postdoc.
Current Affiliation: Systems and Computer Engineering Dept., Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Paulo Regis
11. Paulo Alexandre Regis, PhD, Graduated in Summer 2019 (Thesis Title: Smart-Cities Enabled by Heterogeneous Networks)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Southeastern Louisiana University
Athira Pillai
10. Athira Pillai, MS, Graduated in Summer 2019 (Thesis Title: Web Based Automated System for Cyber Analytics)
Current Affiliation: GCOM Software
Iman Vakilinia
9. Iman Vakilinia, PhD, Graduated in Spring 2019 (Thesis Title: Collaborative Analysis of Cybersecurity Information Sharing)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of North Florida
Suman Bhunia
8. Suman Bhunia, PhD, Graduated in Spring 2017 (Thesis Title: Survivability Against Intelligent Adversary in Next-Generation Wireless Networks)
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Miami University.
Link: http://sbhunia.me/
Deepak Tosh
7. Deepak Tosh, PhD, Graduated in Summer 2016 (Thesis Title: Market Based Models for CYBersecurity information EXchange (CYBEX))
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas El Paso
Shahriar Badsha
6. Shahriar Badsha, Postdoc.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Hisham Kholidy
5. Hisham Kholidy, Postdoc.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, State University of New York, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, College of Engineering, Department of Networks and Computer Security.
Alisha Thapaliya
4. Alisha Thapaliya, MS, Graduated in Fall 2018 (Thesis Title: Wireless Network Congestion Management Using Predictive Analytics)
Current Affiliation: Software Engineer, Qualcomm Innovation Center Inc, San Diego, CA.
Vahid Behzadan
3. Vahid Behzadan, MS, Graduated in Spring 2016 (Thesis Title: Real-time Inference of Topological Structure and Vulnerabilities for Adaptive Attacks on Covert Ad Hoc Networks)
Mohammad Jafari
2. Mohammad Jafari, MS, Graduated in Fall 2015 (Thesis Title: On the cooperative control and obstacle avoidance of multi-vehicle systems)
Sandeep Mathew
1. Sandeep Mathew, MS (Co-advised with Dr. Murat Yuksel), Graduated in Spring 2015 (Thesis Title: A Device-to-device Service Sharing Middleware for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks)

Past Undergraduate Students

  1. Mouna Bouallaq, International Summer Exchange Undergraduate Program, 2019
  2. Yohan Martinez, McNair Scholars Program, 2019
  3. Nicholas Ceccarelli, REU Site Program, 2019
  4. Laik Ruetten, REU Site Program, 2019
  5. Bryson Lingenfelter
  6. James Schenbly
  7. Ignacio Astaburuaga
  8. Sara Cooper
  9. Leah Kramer
  10. Carlos Varela
  11. Nathaniel Rose
  12. Jake Mayer
  13. Cyrille Bernabe
  14. Gage Shaw
  15. Noah Rotroff, Graduated 2019
  16. Edgar Fyodorov, Graduated 2019
  17. Ian Grant
  18. Clayton Franklin, Graduated 2019
  19. Nathan Yocum, Graduated 2019
  20. Tristan Brodeur, REU Site Student (Summer 2018)
  21. Joshua Thomas, REU Site Student (Summer 2018)
  22. Nathan Thom
  23. Sui Cheung, Graduated 2018
  24. Cayler Miley, Graduated 2018
  25. Jackson Melcher
  26. James Crocitto
  27. Jake Wheeler, Graduated 2018
  28. Eric Olson
  29. Adam Montano
  30. Shane Melton, Graduated 2017
  31. Matthew Molloy, Graduated 2017
  32. Aarron Stewart, Graduated 2017
  33. Edward Miles, Graduated 2016
  34. Dat Luu, Graduated 2016
  35. Zeph Lane, Graduated 2016
  36. Brian Hosang, Graduated 2016


Teaching

UNR Courses

CS 703: Game Theory for Cybersecurity

Understanding and modeling the design & implementation of game theoretic mechanisms to counteract against the challenges in cybersecurity and make cyberspace more efficient.

Spring 2021


CPE 400/600: Computer Communication Networks

This course is an introductory course on computer networks. This course introduces the underlying concepts and principles of modern computer networks with emphasis on protocols, architectures, and implementation issues. The main goal of this course is to understand layering in computer networks, understand different protocol stacks (OSI and TCP/IP), understand functions and protocols within a layer, understand how layers fit together and finally understand how the Internet works.

Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014


CS 791: Application of Game Theory in Cybersecurity

Understanding and modeling the design & implementation of game theoretic mechanisms to counteract against the challenges in cybersecurity and make cyberspace more efficient.

Spring 2019


CS 445/645: Internet Security

An introduction to the topics related to fundamentals of computer networks security, network protocols, vulnerabilities, security policy, risk assessment, management, and mechanisms for secure network infrastructures.

Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016


CS 491/691: Game Theory in Network Design and Network Security

To develop an understanding of the design & implementation of game theoretic mechanisms to counteract against the challenges in wireless network and make wireless networking more efficient.

Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013


CPE 201: Digital Design

Fundamentals of digital design. Topics include: number bases, binary arithmetic, Boolean logic, minimizations, combinational and sequential circuits, registers, counters, memory, programmable logic devices, register transfer.

Spring 2016



Past Courses

Graduate Courses (CUNY, John Jay College)

  • Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing Fall 2011, Fall 2010
  • Network Security Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
  • Foundation for Digital Forensic I Fall 2012, Fall 2011
  • Forensic Management of Digital Evidence Fall 2010
  • Architecture of Secure Operating Systems Spring 2010

Undergraduate Courses (CUNY, John Jay College)

  • Computer Networking Spring 2011, Spring 2010
  • Data Communication and the Internet Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009

Graduate Courses (Stevens Institute of Technology)

  • Multimedia Network Security (at Stevens Institute of Technology)

Undergraduate Courses (Stevens Institute of Technology)

  • Introduction to Multimedia Networking(at Stevens Institute of Technology)

News

2020

  • June 2020: UNR designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD). Read more about this

  • Spring 2020: Raj Shukla is the recipient of "Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award 2020" from UNR Graduate Student Association (GSA). Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: PhD Student Raj Shukla successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: PhD Student Amar Patra successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: MS Student Ankita Thakkar successfully defended her MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: MS Student Anuraag Kotra successfully defended his MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: MS Student Tapadhir Das successfully defended his MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring 2020: MS Student James Schnebly successfully defended his MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • March, 2020: University of Nevada, Reno Hosts Second Cybersecurity Conference... Read more about this

2019

  • Oct, 2019: University's cybersecurity program scores high in increasing popularity and success   Read more about this

  • Sep, 2019: National Cyber League Announces Official Cybersecurity College Rankings Based on Record Participation in NCL Spring Season   Read More about this

  • Sep, 2019: National Cyber League and Cyber Skyline Announce Top Cybersecurity School   Read More about this

  • Sep, 2019: Nevada Students Top First Official National Cyber League College Rankings   Read More about this

  • July, 2019: PhD Student Paulo Regis successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • July, 2019: MS Student Athira Pillai successfully defended her MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • May, 2019: Awarded "Ralph E. & Rose A. Hoeper Professorship  Read More about this

    Sengupta getting award


  • April, 2019: PhD Student Iman Vakilinia successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • April, 2019: PhD student Raj Shukla awarded "2019 GSA Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship". Congratulations!

  • April, 2019: University of Nevada, Reno Hosts Inaugural Cybersecurity Conference
    #Channel 2 news coverage || #News 4 & Fox 11 news coverage

2018

  • Dec, 2018: MS Student Alisha Thapaliya successfully defended her MS Thesis. Congratulations!

  • May, 2018: Awarded "College of Engineering Excellence Award 2018", UNR

  • May, 2018: Awarded "CSE Best Researcher of the year award"

  • April, 2018: PhD student Iman Vakilinia awarded "CSE Department's Outstanding graduate student award (2018)" for his contributions in 2017. Congratulations!

  • April, 2018: Suman Bhunia awarded "CSE Outstanding Thesis award (2018)" for his PhD thesis submitted last year. Congratulations!

  • March, 2018:  Awarded UCF 2018 CECS Distinguished Alumni Honor award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


2017

  • Aug, 2017: Awarded NSF Grant for Longitudinal Injection of Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Awareness into Engineering Curricula (Sep 2017 - Aug 2019).  Read More about this NSF Grant

  • July, 2017: Awarded NSF Grant for CICI: CE: Implementing CYBEX-P: Helping Organizations to Share with Privacy Preservation (Jan 2018 - Dec 2019). Read More about CICI awarded NSF Grant

  • July, 2017: The following paper has won the Best Paper Award in The International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), 2017:   Amar Nath Patra and Shamik Sengupta, "Dynamic Deployment of UAV-Enabled Floating Access Points For Serving Hot Zones".

  • April, 2017: PhD Student Suman Bhunia awarded "UNR Graduate Student Association's Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student award (2017)". Congratulations!

  • April, 2017: PhD Student Deepak Tosh awarded "CSE Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award" for his PhD thesis defended in 2016. Congratulations!

  • March, 2017: PhD Student Suman Bhunia successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • March 2017: Sengupta has become the Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Center at University of Nevada, Reno.

2016

  • May, 2016: Awarded "CSE Best Researcher of the year".

  • Shamik Awarded Best CSE Researcher of the Year


  • May, 2016: Assistant Professor Shamik Sengupta's grand challenge: Cybersecurity (Pg 5), Nevada Silver and Blue

  • 2016: Shamik Sengupta | Knowledge in a Nanosecond, University of Nevada, Reno Check the video

  • May, 2016: PhD Student Deepak Tosh successfully defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!

  • May, 2016: PhD Student Mohammad Jafari won second place in CSE Grad Student Club Poster Exhibition, 2016. Congratulations!

  • April, 2016: PhD Student Deepak Tosh awarded "Outstanding International Graduate Student" at UNR (2016). Congratulations!

  • April, 2016: PhD Student Suman Bhunia awarded "Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship" from Graduate Student Association, UNR (2016). Congratulations!

Suman Bhunia awarded Scholarship

  • March, 2016: PhD Student Suman Bhunia awarded "Outstanding Graduate Student Award of 2015 of Department of Computer Science and Engineering", UNR (2016). Congratulations!

2015


  • Aug, 2015: Awarded NSF Grant for RET Site: Cyber Security Initiative for Nevada Teachers (CSINT) (Sep 2015 - Aug 2018). Read More about RET awarded NSF Grant

  • June, 2015: Awarded NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Capacity Building (Sep 2015 - Aug 2017). Read More about Cybersecurity Capacity Building awarded NSF Grant

  • May, 2015: PhD Student Deepak Tosh doing summer internship at IBM (2015). Congratulations!

  • April, 2015: PhD Student Suman Bhunia selected as a recipient of the Outstanding International Graduate Student at UNR (2015). Congratulations!

  • Spring, 2015: Sengupta's paper on "SpiderRadio: A cognitive radio implementation using IEEE 802.11 components," is now in IEEE COMSOC BEST READINGS IN COGNITIVE RADIO. Read More about Spider Radio

  • Spring, 2015: Serving editorial board of Computer Communications.

2014

  • Oct, 2014: Serving Lead Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Cognitive Radio Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks and Survivability Challenges. [International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks 2014 Call For Papers]

  • June, 2014: Visiting Summer Researcher at Air Force Research Lab

  • March, 2014: Awarded NSF CAREER Research Experience for Undergrad (REU) supplement Grant

 

2013


  • 2013: Invited as Guest Editor of Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Advances in 4G Wireless and Beyond. Download PDF Eurasip Journal

 

2012

2011

  • Apr. 2011: Awarded PSC-CUNY Research Award Program Grant (July 2011 - June 2012).
  • Summer 2011: Collaborated with NYCSEF - a summer internship opportunity for high school students to work in the lab with undergraduate and graduate students

2010

  • Oct. 2010: Invited Lecture (Forensics Investigations – A Big Picture) by Mr. Rajat Swarup, Consulting Manager, AT&T Consulting Solutions, Inc. (10/28/2010)
  • Apr. 2010: Awarded PSC-CUNY Research Award Program Grant (July 2010 - June 2011).
  • Feb. 2010: Served as the Major Program Coordinator for Undergraduate, Math. & Comp. Sc. Department.
  • Jan. 2010: Awarded NY GRTI (Graduate Research and Technology Initiative) Equipment Grant, (2009-2010 Funding Round).
  • Jan. 2010: Dr. Shamik Sengupta served as the Vice-Chair of Mobile Wireless Network (MobIG) special interest group of the IEEE COMSOC Multimedia Communications Technical Committee.

2009

  • Oct. 2009: Dr. Shamik Sengupta served as the Co-Chair for the Cooperative and Cognitive Networks Symposium in IWCMC 2010 Conference. 

2008

 

 

 

 

Service

Journal Editor

  • Serving Associate Editor, Elsevier Computer Communications (2015 - Present).
  • Served Associate Editor, Springer Computing, (2014 - 2018).
  • Served Guest Editor, IETE Technical Review, 2017.
  • Served Guest Editor, ELSEVIER Physical Communication Special Issue on Self-optimizing Cognitive Radio Technologies, 2015.
  • Served Lead Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Cognitive Radio Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks and Survivability Challenges, 2015.
  • Served Guest Editor for Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Advances in 4G Wireless and Beyond, 2013.

NSF Panel

  • Serve in NSF proposal review panel

Workshop Chair

  • International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trust for Emergency Events (EmergencyComm 2020), Co-located with SecureComm 2020.

Track Chair/Co-Chair

  • Track Co-Chair IEEE CCNC 2021, Track 7: Security, Privacy, Blockchains and Content Protection [IEEE CCNC 2021]
  • Track Chair International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT), 2016, Track: Communication Networks and Protocols [ICIT 2016]
  • Track Chair International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT), 2015, Track 2: Communication Networks and Protocols

Vice-Chair

  • Served Vice-Chair of Mobile Wireless Network (MobIG) special interest group of the IEEE COMSOC Multimedia Communications Technical Committee.

Symposium Co-Chair

  • Served Co-Chair of Cooperative and Cognitive Networks Symposium in the 6th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2010), June 28 - July 2, Caen, France.

Workshop Co-Chair

  • Served Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Networks (CRNETS 2008) in conjunction with IEEE PIMRC 2008.

Session Chair

  • The International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), 2017.
  • IEEE Military Communications (MILCOM), 2013 - 2015.

Publicity Chair/Co-Chair

  • First IEEE Workshop on Smart Service Systems (SmartSys) 2016
  • IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) 2014
  • IEEE Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery (MoViD) 2010 held with ACM Multimedia
  • IEEE Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery (MoViD) 2009 held with IEEE INFOCOM
  • IEEE Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery (MoViD) 2008 held with IEEE WoWMoM

Technical Program Committees (Served/Serving)

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 20019-2010, 2012-2015, 2018-2021.
  • IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2010-2012, 2014, 2015-2019.
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2008-2010, 2012.
  • IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 2011-2020.
  • IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2014.
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), 2017-2019.
  • IEEE TENSYMP 2017 - "Technologies for Smart Cities", 2017.
  • International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2012, 2020.
  • IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2010-Spring, '10.
  • Intl. Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), '08.
  • IEEE Intl. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commn., PIMRC, 2011, 2015-2020.
  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP) -------------.
  • IEEE MASS 2015 Workshop on Content-Centric Networking, '15.
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), 2016.
  • International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2015-2020.
  • International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) -------------.
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2018.
  • International Conference on Control, Electronics, Renewable Energy, and Communications (ICCEREC), 2017-2018.
  • International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, 2017.
  • International Conference on Signals and Systems (ICSigSys), 2017-2019.
  • International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), 2013-2014.
  • Annual Wireless Days Conference, 2019.
  • 6G Wireless Summit, 2020.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN), 2020.
  • International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2020.
  • International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet), 2019-2020.
  • IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob), 2021.

Journal/Conference Review

  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Comm. (SI: Non-cooperative Behavior in Networking).
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Series on Green Communications and Networking (JSAC-SGCN).
  • IEEE J-SAC Special Issue on Wireless Video Transmission.
  • Elsevier Computer Communications.
  • Elsevier Computer Networks.
  • Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks.
  • Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing.
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking.
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
  • IEEE Access.
  • IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE DySPAN, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE MASS, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC.

University Committee Services

  • Executive Director of the UNR Cybersecurity Center (March 2017 - Present)
  • Member, University Core Committee (2018 - Present)
  • Member, University Personnel Search Committee (2017 - 2018)
  • Chair of the Department Faculty Search Committees, CSE Dept., (Fall 2016 - Spring 2020)
  • Chair of the Department Personnel Search Committees, CSE Dept., (2017 - 2019)
  • Chair of the Department Faculty Evaluation Committee, CSE Dept., (2017 - 2018)
  • Member, Department Faculty Evaluation Committee, CSE Dept., (2016 - 2017)
  • Member, Department Graduate Committee, CSE Dept., (2013 - 2017)
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, (2015 - 2016)
  • Chair of the Department Colloquium Committee Member, CSE Dept., University of Nevada, Reno (Fall 2014 - Spring 2016)
  • Member, Department Web Committee, CSE Dept., University of Nevada, Reno (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
  • Member, Department Colloquium Committee, CSE Dept., University of Nevada, Reno (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
  • Served Major Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Computer & Information Systems (CIS) Major, Math. & Comp. Sc. Department, John Jay College of City University of New York, (Spring 2010 - Spring 2013)
  • Served Department Curriculum Committee member, Math. & Comp. Sc. Department, John Jay College of City University of New York, (Fall 2011 - Spring 2013)

Outreach and Engagement

  • K-12 outreach: Collaborating with Northern Nevada Middle and High School Teachers to bring Cybersecurity into classroom
  • Organizing Annual UNR Cybersecurity Conference since 2019.
  • GSA Knowledge Forum Panel, GSA. 2017. Leading and Presenting the GSA Knowledge Forum Panel (Spring 2017). �Cybersecurity: What does it take to defend ourselves?�
  • Judge: UNR GSA Spring Awards
  • Nevada Bound: Lab tours and presentations to K-12 students visiting the UNR campus
  • IEEE member
  • IEEE Northern Nevada Section Treasurer, IEEE Northern Nevada Section. (2014 - 2017)
  • College of Engineering Student Recruitment Reception Presentation in Sacramento (Spring 2017), COEN. 2017
  • Collaborated with NY City Science and Engineering Fair program (NYCSEF) - a summer internship opportunity for high school students to work in the research lab with undergraduate and graduate students

Contact

Have questions about my research or how to get involved?

Dr. Shamik Sengupta
William N. Pennington Engineering Building
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
MS 0171
Phone
775-784-6953