Cybersecurity & network systems

Our research focuses on various aspects of computer and communication networks (both in wired and wireless domains) and enabling secure and efficient use of cyberspace from technical, economic and social standpoints. Additionally, we investigate complex networks ranging from social networks to biological networks.

Faculty conduct research into wireline networking areas such as network architectures and economics, network measurement and management, peer-to-peer networks, edge computing, and cloud computing to improve the Internet and other networking experiences.

In wireless networking, faculty conduct research on traditional wireless networking issues as well as UAV ad hoc/mesh networks, cognitive radio, wireless sensors and Internet of things to make better use of network infrastructure and accommodate growing demand for high-speed mobile networking.

In the cybersecurity area, faculty conduct research on cyber-physical systems, network security, system reliability, interdisciplinary cybersecurity, virtual machines, operating systems, power systems, control systems, Internet of things, smart grid and cloud computing security. Research areas also focus on privacy, anonymization, and blind processing issues as well as digital forensics and traffic fingerprinting to protect the digital world.

Network researchers also focus on using network science to understand complex networks, including infrastructure networks such as the Internet and power grid, biological networks such as protein interactions and epidemics, information networks such as digital coins and software development, and social networks such as OSNs and news media.


Cybersecurity & network research labs

  • Cybersecurity Center

    Major Focus: The Cybersecurity Center brings together expertise from a range of disciplines to solve the technical, societal and economic challenges posed by cybersecurity. 

  • IGT Computer Engineering Laboratory

    Major Focus: Analysis, design and development of microprocessor systems and field programmable gate array systems

  • Networks Laboratory (NetLab)

    Major Focus: Cognitive radio, communication networks, complex networks (e.g., biological, information, infrastructure, social, and technological networks), decentralized OSNs, edge computing, high-performance communication, Internet measurements, multicast, network economics, network mining, network modeling and simulation, network management, peer-to-peer networks, traffic fingerprinting, UAV networks, and wireless networks.

  • Trustworthy Systems Lab (TSL)

    Major Focus: Access control, anomaly detection, anonymizer technologies, digital currencies, forensics, network security, privacy, trusted computing, UAV security, cyber-physical systems security (e.g., cloud computing, control systems, edge computing, healthcare systems, Internet of things and power systems) and interdisciplinary cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity & network faculty

Cybersecurity and Network Systems
Nancy LaTourrette
Nancy LaTourrette
Senior Lecturer; Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Center
(775) 784-4014
WPEB 419
Cybersecurity and Network Systems Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks, Game Theory, Interdisciplinary
Shamik Sengupta
Shamik Sengupta
Professor; Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Professor; Executive Director, Cybersecurity Center
(775) 784-6953
WPEB 313
1360 Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks, Game Theory, Interdisciplinary