Oct 24, 2008

Korkmaz receives $590K DoD Grant

Turgay Korkmaz, an associate professor in the department of Computer Science, has received a three-year $590K grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to support his research in providing quality-of-service (QoS) guaranties and attack-resilience in wireless ad hoc networks. Such guaranties are important to prevent the disruption of multimedia and mission-critical applications when the network is under attack.

According to Dr. Korkmaz, although there have been many studies on various QoS and security mechanisms in idealized simulation environments, implementation and experimentation with real hardware is necessary to deepen our understanding of the theoretical and practical limitations of QoS and security mechanisms.

The DoD grant will fund both the acquisition of experimental infrastructure including wireless laptops and sensors and also several fellowships for the graduate students who will work with Dr. Korkmaz on this project. Additionally, there will be opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the project through independent studies, weekly seminars, outreach efforts, and mentoring.

Interested parties should contact Dr. Korkmaz for more information. Click here for more information.