Center for Networking and Information Security (CNIS)
With the growing number of computers, mobile devices, and cloud infrastructures supporting different modern applications, the Center for Networking and Information Security uses a multi-disciplinary approach in solving complex communication problems and information security issued relating to the future of computers and communications.
CNIS focuses its research on various domains: traditional and software-defined networks, mobile and ad-hoc networks, sensor and actuator networks, overlay networks, network architecture and frameworks, network communication protocols, traffic handling and quality of service communications, network and information security, offensive and defensive computer security, distributed systems, cloud and virtualization, storage management and others, all of which are based on different innovative strategies pursued by the Center.
The Center conducts research in a number of areas including:
- Computer Networks (Traditional, Mobile, Ad-hoc, Software-defined)
- Wireless Technologies (WLAN, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN)
- Machine-to-Machine Networks and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Distributed Systems and Computing
- Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization
- Middleware Architectures and Frameworks
- Network Convergence and Interoperability
- Efficient and Secure Communications (Traffic Management, Load Balancing, Quality of Service, Encryption)
- Network and Security Architectures and Services
- Network and Information Security (Offensive and Defensive)
- Digital Forensics (File, Packet, Log, and Malware Analysis)
- Storage Handling and Management
- Machine Learning and Data Science
CNIS is equipped with workstations and servers with adequate system resources to allow students and researchers to develop, configure, simulate, and evaluate designs and implementations of their respective research pursuits.
The Center is also outfitted with dozens of industry-grade intermediary devices such as switches, routers, wireless access points, and others, enabling the students and researchers to deploy various network designs and architectures, and allowing testing and verification of the actual network performance.
Internet of Things components and devices such as microcontrollers (Arduino), single board computers (RPi), wireless transceivers, sensors, actuators, and others are also available in the center, allowing students and researchers to develop and deploy innovative, timely, and practical IoT-based solutions and applications.