CCPS Professors and Students Recognized for Research

February 3, 2021

Erald Troja, Ph.D., Director of the Cyber Security Systems program at The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, and his students, Ice Lin, a fourth-year Computer Science major, and Nhi Diep ’20CCPS, in collaboration with Nikhil Yadav, Ph.D., Director of the Information Technology program, had their paper, “Privacy-preserving Crowd-sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access with Malicious Workers” accepted for publication in the highly rated interdisciplinary journal, IEEE Access

Dr. Troja and Ice also had their paper, “Fraud-resilient Privacy-preserving Crowd-sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access” accepted for publication at the 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference.

Both research publications contributed to the field of Cybersecurity by proposing and investigating novel cryptographic constructions in order to secure and protect the privacy of mobile user's locations which operate over Dynamic Spectrum Access networks.

In addition, Dr. Troja and Joan E. DeBello, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science, and Nicole Roman, a fourth-year Cyber Security Systems student, had their paper, “Teaching Efficient Computer Science and Cybersecurity courses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” accepted in the 2021 IEEE flagship conference of the IEEE Education Society. Their research focused on the effectiveness and suitability of utilizing the Webex hands-on lab tool to create cybersecurity and computer science lab assignments, with the goal of closing the instructional gap that exists between face-to-face and fully online teaching.