Daniel Aliaga named Cyber Research Fellow
December 18, 2013
Dr. Daniel G. Aliaga’s research is primarily in the area of 3D computer graphics but overlaps with computer vision and with visualization. His work with the Cyber Center will be to create an IT infrastructure, and associated algorithms, to implement decision support system tools for sustainable urban ecosystem planning. Such tools assists urban stakeholders (e.g., urban planners, engineers, environmentalists, politicians, and concerned citizens) in trying “what if” scenarios of design decisions for obtaining an increased level of sustainability. This framework builds upon a current work in progress for a) acquiring (or obtaining) a 3D procedural model approximation of an existing (or desired) urban area – the urban area can range from a neighborhood to an entire city, and b) performing an inverse modeling computation so as to propose altered 3D city models satisfying a desired behavior. The bulk of the work is to create an initial set of sustainability decision support tools including altering the building layouts so as to produce better urban weather, to the reduce heating and cooling energy consumption and to improve the road layouts so as to change traffic flow to one of less congestion and of less energy consumption/emissions.
February 5, 2015
Cyber Center Researchers received the best paper award at the 8th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2014). The paper, co-authored by Hasini Gunasinghe and Elisa Bertino (director of Cyber Center) and titled " Privacy Preserving Biometrics-Based and User Centric Authentication Protocol", proposes a novel privacy preserving biometrics-based authentication protocol by which users can authenticate to different service providers from their own devices without involving identity providers in the transactions.Read Full Story
November 5, 2014
Elisa Bertino, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Discovery Park Cyber Center and Research Director of CERIAS, receives today the SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award for her seminal research contributions and leadership in data and applications security over the past 25 years.Read Full Story