Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Andrew ClarkAndrew_Clark_rdax_161x161

Andrew Clark is an assistant professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at WPI. Andrew Clark is interested in modeling the impact of cyber threats on the behavior of cyber-physical systems, as well as developing scalable and practical algorithms for controlling CPS and mitigating attacks. His goal is to train students with the technical expertise, creativity, and critical thinking skills that will be needed to solve these and other challenging problems. More

Thomas EisenbarthThomas

Thomas Eisenbarth is an assistant professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at WPI. Before joining WPI he spent two years at the Center for Cryptology and Information Security (CCIS) at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in ECE from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. There he worked as a member of the Horst Goertz Institute (HGI) in the embedded security group of Prof. Christof Paar. His research interests are in embedded systems security, side channel attacks and countermeasures, and efficient implementation of cryptographic systems. More

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Lifeng Lai received the B.E. and M. E. degrees in Information Science
and Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the The Ohio State University at Columbus, OH, in 2007. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University from 2007 to 2009, and an assistant professor at University of Arkansas, Little Rock from 2009 to 2012. In Aug. 2012, he joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor. His current research interest includes Information Theory, Stochastic Signal Processing, and their applications in Wireless Network Security, Wireless Communications and other related areas.

Dr. Lai was a Distinguished University Fellow at the Ohio State Universtiy from 2004 to 2007. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) in 2008, the Best Paper Award from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2011, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2011, Northrop Young Researcher Award from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012, and the Best Paper Award from IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) in 2012. More

William J. MartinWilliam J. Martin

Bill Martin received his bachelors degree in 1986 with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Simultaneously, he received an M.A. in Mathematics from the same institution. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 in Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, with a thesis on “completely regular” codes completed under the supervision of C. D. Godsil. Martin has held visiting positions at Waterloo and Vermont and from 1993 to 2001 was on faculty at the University of Winnipeg in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. After a year with the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, Martin joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research has been supported by both NSERC (Canada) and the NSF.

Berk Sunar, Lab Directorme2

Berk Sunar received his BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Oregon State University in December 1998. After briefly working as a member of the research faculty at Oregon State University’s Information Security Laboratory, Sunar has joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor. He is currently heading the Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory (CRIS). Sunar received the prestigious National Science Foundation Young Faculty Early CAREER award in 2002.

Krishna VenkatasubramanianKrishnaKV_pic

Venkatasubramanian is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at WPI. His current research interests are: Cyber-Physical Systems and Security, Trust and Reputation Management, and Internet & Web Security.
He is particularly interested in secure interoperable medical device systems, environment-coupled security solutions for body area networks. He also works on understanding the role of trust and reputation in distributed systems with applications in internet protocols, crowd-sourcing collaborative environments, and vehicular networks.