The Cyber-Physical Security Lab investigates the intricate world of cyber-physical systems security & privacy, where the digital and physical realms intersect. We focus on safeguarding critical systems and infrastructures, ensuring their reliability, trustworthiness, and resiliency against malicious threats from the physical world.

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Infrastructure & Hardware Security

Critical Infrastructure Security
The backbone of modern society relies on critical infrastructures such as power grids, cloud infrastructures, and underwater communication systems. We analyze software and hardware vulnerabilities to ensure resilience against cyberattacks and safeguard public welfare.
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Autonomous Systems Security

Physical attacks on autonomous vehicles perception
As autonomous systems become pervasive in our lives, we develop methodologies to protect self-driving cars, drones, and space systems from malicious attacks which use light, sound, and electromagnetic interference to disrupt perception. We study methodologies to ensure the safety and security of passengers in next-generation autonomous transportation systems.
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IoT Security & Privacy

Oversensing & Side Channels
Sensors, ubiquitous in mobile devices, IoT networks, and smart homes, often perceive more than their intended purpose. We investigate oversensing phenomena and unintended information leakage to prevent unauthorized access and data compromise.
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Innovative Authentication Systems
Physical signals can be used to enhance authentication procedures for new generation IoT devices and AR/VR systems. Our laboratory investigates innovative solutions to improve security and access control.
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Healthcare Systems Security & Safety

Signal injection attacks on safety-critical medical devices
We study the reliability of medical devices from a security and safety perspective. In our research we demonstrate that adversaries could remotely manipulate critical health devices using signal injection.
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Safe wireless sensor technology for decontamination process verification
Global shortages of disposable masks have led to the emergency construction of various decontamination systems for the reuse of disposable masks worn by healthcare workers. This research project has tackled the urgent need for the deployment of highly scalable, safe, and trustworthy sensor network technology for monitoring and validation of mask decontamination treatments.
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    CPSec Lab Director: Sara Rampazzi

    PhD Students:
  • Sri Hrushikesh Bhupathiraju Varma
  • Jennifer Sheldon
  • Weidong Zhu
  • Carson Stillman