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Security in Ad-Hoc Networks

Topic Overview: 

An Ad-Hoc network is a collection of autonomous peer nodes that self-configure to form a network and have no pre-determined infrastructure. The set of applications for ad hoc networks is diverse, ranging from small, static networks, to large-scale, mobile, highly dynamic networks. However, a vital problem concerning their security must be solved in order to realize these applications. There are recent research efforts in securing ad hoc networks. Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection are among the important security research area under the umbrella of ad hoc network security.

  • Studying the different security threats and vulnerabilities associated with mobile Ad Hoc networks.
  • Examining the various security controls and intrusion detection methods used in Ad Hoc networks including anomaly detection.
  • Studying how to manage, detect and prevent attacks on Ad Hoc networks.
  • Compilation and classification of known vulnerabilities and threats relevant to Ad Hoc networks.
  • Comparative evaluation of current security techniques deployed in AdHoc networks
  • 4 Research papers to be submitted to prestigious conferences and journals
  • 4 M.Sc. theses
  • LE 200,000 to cover stipend for MS students, registration fees for related conferences, publication fees for published journal papers, and travel expenses for conferences attendance.
  • 4 M,Sc. Students
  • Equipment : High performance PC’s to carry out simulation of security algorithms – Software : Network Simulation