Abdullah Aydeger, PhD Student

Founded in 2008, ADvanced WIreless and SEcurity (ADWISE) Research Lab conducts research broadly on the networking, security and privacy aspects of Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). Our research exploits theoretical tools from communication, cryptography, game theory, optimization and social sciences while also not ignoring practical tools in terms of simulation, emulation and prototype development.  Over the last decade, our research has been funded by numerous agencies such as National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Air Force Research Labs, Department of Labor, Cyber Florida as well as industries such as Cisco and TrendMicro.  For further details, please explore our project, people, publications and other achievements on this website.

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Video: Worlds Ahead grad shares her work as a cybersecurity engineer

Alexandria Segovia is an FIU 2019 Worlds Ahead graduate. She is one of FIU’s first graduates of the internet of things bachelor’s degree program. During her education, Segovia gained valuable experience and used skills learned in class toward several projects in a product development capacity. She also secured a cybersecurity internship with United Data Technologies and now works for the company as a cybersecurity engineer. […]

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Researchers find Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Susceptiple to Cyberattacks

The researchers show that by encoding payments through Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a botmaster can send commands to the C&C servers. Then, the servers would relay the messages to the bots they control, launching an attack. […]

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Grad Student Works to Protect the Nation as a Cybersecurity Warrior

David Gabay has always wanted to serve his country. A cybersecurity warrior at FIU, Gabay is close to realizing his dream. Gabay, who is pursuing his master’s in computer engineering at FIU, is the recipient of the  CyberCorps Scholarship for Service, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. […]

National Science Foundation awards FIU $1 million to train policy professionals in cyberinfrastructure

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded FIU a $1 million grant to train policy scientists in infrastructure to help meet the demand for professionals with an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. “As security and data analytics are now spanning various domains, FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing is making additional efforts to collaborate with other colleges at FIU to bring its expertise in these areas to faculty from other disciplines,” said Kemal Akkaya. […]

Engineers are Developing Communication Framework for Connected Cars

Through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $500,000, Ahmed Ibrahim, assistant professor; Elias Alwan, assistant professor; and Kemal Akkaya, professor and director of research for Cybersecurity@FIU, an emerging preeminent program, are building a vehicle-to-vehicle communication framework for a safer and more efficient driving experience. […]

IoT Grad Recounts How Fully Online Program Set Her up for Success

Alexandria Segovia is an FIU 2019 Worlds Ahead graduate. She is one of FIU’s first graduates of the internet of things (IoT) bachelor’s degree program. During her education, Segovia gained valuable experience and used skills learned in class toward several projects in a product development capacity. She also secured a cybersecurity internship with United Data Technologies and now works for the company as a cybersecurity engineer. […]

EBird Scooters Knows Your Location-Even When You are not Riding One

After you get off your Bird electric scooter, it still knows where you live, where your favorite restaurant is and how much time you spend there. It’s been watching you right under your nose. Kemal Akkaya, a computer science professor whose research focuses on cybersecurity and privacy, said there’s a big difference between real-life privacy and online privacy in terms of control. […]