The Information Assurance Center (IAC) at Iowa State University has partnered with other universities to form the Center for Information Protection (CIP), with the IAC at the helm. The center is an initiative of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program whose goal is to create a strong working relationship between universities and industry. The CIP will provide opportunities for members of industry and universities to communicate with each other to discuss mutual research ideas and refine and strengthen security-related projects.
This year, the Center for Information Protection , an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center supported by the NSF, awarded three grants to ISU Computer Science faculty as PIs:
- Johnny Wong, Samik Basu, and Tanmoy Sarkar:Response to Collaborative Attacks Against Network Vulnerability
- Wensheng Zhang, Daji Qiao, and Nalin Subramanian: Tamper-proof and Privacy Preserving Schemes for Smart Cards
- Vasant Honavar, Giora Slutzki, and George Voutsadakis:Secrecy-Preserving Reasoning
Faculty work with graduate students on these projects, with input from industrial partners througout the year. These projects collectively cover a broad range of topics in security informatics,d rawing on expertise in artificial intelligence, networks and distributed systems, formal methods and software engineering, and theoretical foundations and algorithms, all areas of significant research strengths in the Department of Computer Science.