Center for Intelligent Networked Systems
Wireless communication lies at the heart of powerful new applications offering a rich combination of voice, data, multimedia, and more. Delivery of information-data among networks is evolving to more intelligent systems. Solutions to the most challenging problems of information security involve establishing a cooperative and intelligent infrastructure of networks.
The Center for Intelligent Networked Systems (iNetS) studies this vast, compelling field in an effort to unlock the secrets of network intelligence, extend the functional capabilities of wireless communications, and provide intrinsic network security. We apply that knowledge with a long-term lens to engineer innovative solutions with global impact.
iNetS explores opportunities for insertion of intelligence within networked systems to achieve "smart" systems whose components easily work with one another. Networked systems extend from large scale systems of diverse interconnected networks through specialized networks optimized for targeted applications to the end-points of networks. iNetS explores the systematic insertion of intelligence at all points throughout this complex system-of-systems to achieve ease of operation and quality of service. For this purpose, iNetS explores insertion of intelligence within points of the overall networked system, consistent with the needs of adjacent connected components.
Working on multiple diverse projects, our researchers are focused on finding innovative ways to make network systems and information delivery operate more intelligently and securely for the benefit of humanity. Our current research is sponsored by a broad range of U.S. government agencies and global industry, including Department of Defense. Our projects fall into four areas of inquiry:
Mobile Sensor Platform Research
Autonomous Deployment of Service Robots in Mobile Sensor Networks
Bio-Inspired Self-Deployment of Distributed Mobile Sensor Networks under Dynamic Environment
Design and Development of Legged Robots for Mobile Sensor Platforms under Rough Terrains
Research on PHY, MAC, and NET Layer Designs in Sensor Networks
Collaborative Signal Processing for Intelligent Sensor Networks
Cross-Layer MAC Optimization for Wireless Sensor Networks
Low-Complexity Cross-Layer Designs for Intelligent Sensor Network
Secure and Robust Localization in Wireless and Sensor Networks
Research on Security and Information Processing in Sensor Networks
Computational Intelligence in Data Mining for Embedded Intelligent Sensor Networks
Multi-Modal Multi-Sensor System for Persistent Surveillance
Security Analysis of Encrypted Sensor Networks
Secure Network Coding for Sensor Networks
Self-Monitoring of Secure Sensor Networks for Tactical Battlefield
Integrated Test Bed for Embedded Intelligent Sensor Network
Advanced wireless network architectures exploration