The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111
research@oakland.edu

Points of Contact:

Director:

Huirong Fu, Ph.D
Professor
Office: 528 EC
(248) 370-4456
Fax: (248) 370-4625
fu@oakland.edu
Website

Co-Director:

Xiaodong Deng, Ph.D
Professor
Office: 340 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-4089
deng@oakland.edu
Website

Secretary:

Debbie Valla
Administrative Assistant
Office: 546 EC
(248) 370-2200
Fax: (248) 370-4625 
valla@oakland.edu

Center of Cyber Security

The Center for Cybersecurity
The mission of the Center for Cybersecurity is to advance interdisciplinary collaborative research and technology solutions in the field of cybersecurity. The mission will be achieved by leveraging the partnerships and resources of the university, and building upon the momentum that has been launched in research, curriculum and outreach in cybersecurity. In addition, the Center will position Oakland University to seek further funding through external funding resources.

Center of Cyber Security
Information

 

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The purpose of the Oakland University Center for Cybersecurity (The Center) is to promote the interdisciplinary collaborative research in the area of cybersecurity, leveraging the partnerships and resources of the university. The establishment of the Center builds upon the momentum that has been launched at Oakland University. These initiatives include research, curriculum, and community outreach.

Programs offered are the Bachelor of Information Technology (System Administration track), the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and professional certificates through the Macomb-OU Incubator and Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).  

Faculty Members:

Huirong FuSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Subramaniam GanesanSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Hua MingSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Khalid Mahmood MalikSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Lunjin LuSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Anyi LiuSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Dae-Kyoo KimSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Erik FredericksSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Julian RrushiSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Amartya SenSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
Xiaodong DengSchool of Business Administration
Vijayan SugumaranSchool of Business Administration
Thomas LauerSchool of Business Administration
Eddie ChengCollege of Arts and Sciences
Douglas CarrCollege of Arts and Sciences
Albert J. MeehanCollege of Arts and Sciences
Larry HerrimanMacomb-OU Incubator
Lori CroseProfessional and Continuing Education

Grants

Agencies and Projects

Brain Aneurysm Foundation

  • Khalid Mahmood Malik, NeuroAssist: An Intelligent Decision Support System for Prediction of Brain Aneurysm Rupture, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, $40,000 (2018)

Comcast

  • Erik Fredericks, Developing Context-Aware Strategies to Minimize Impact on an Internet of Things Network, Comcast Innovation Fund, $50,000 (2017)

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)

  • Khalid Mahmood Malik, Development of Secure Network Architecture with Built-In Mechanism for Future Forensic Analysis, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, $38,222 (2017-2018)

Magna Electronics

  • Dae-Kyoo Kim, Development of Supporting Tools for Driver Assistance Systems of Autonomous Vehicles, Magna Electronics, $143,891 (2016)

Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

  • Erik Fredericks, A Multi-Agent Approach for Minimizing Security and Power Concerns in Cyber-Physical Systems, $5,000 (2017-2018)
  • Anyi Liu, Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing and Correlation against Advanced Cyber Intrusions, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, $5,000 (2017-2018)

National Security Agency (NSA)

  • Huirong Fu, GenCyber Student Program – Entry Level, National Security Agency, $100,000 (2018-2019)
  • Huirong Fu, GenCyber: Cybersecurity Camp for K-12 Teachers, National Security Agency, $100,000 (2018-2019)
  • Huirong Fu, Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars, National Security Agency, $100,000 (2017-2018)
  • Huirong Fu, Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars, National Security Agency, $100,000 (2016-2017)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Khalid Mahmood Malik, ForensicExaminer: Testbed for Benchmarking Digital Audio Forensic Algorithms, National Science Foundation, $199,909 (2018-2021)
  • Erik Fredericks, CRII: CPS: Minimizing the Oracle Problem for Self-Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems, National Science Foundation, $163,637 (2017-2019)
  • Anyi Liu, Collaborative Research: Building Cybersecurity Capacity in Pervasive Computing, National Science Foundation, $143,306 (2016-2019)
  • Huirong Fu, REU: Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe) in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace, National Science Foundation, $359,988 (2015-2018)
  • Tao Shu, NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Network Economics for Secondary Spectrum Ecosystems, National Science Foundation, $232,476 (2015-2018)
  • Tao Shu, Collaborative Research: EARS: Large-Scale Statistical Learning based Spectrum Sensing and Cognitive Networking, National Science Foundation, $262,347 (2014-2017)
  • Yonghong Yan, SHF: Small: Collaborative: Application-aware Energy Modeling and Power Management for Parallel and High Performance Computing, National Science Foundation, $249,875 (2014-2017)
  • Yonghong Yan, SHF: Medium: Collaborative: Compute on Data Path: Combating Data Movement in High- Performance Computing, National Science Foundation, $128,100 (2014-2017)
  • Yonghong Yan, Image Processing Cloud (IPC): A Domain-Specific Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education, University of Houston/National Science Foundation $38,733 (2012-2016)
  • Huriong Fu, REU Site: Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe), National Science Foundation, $319,941 (2011-2014)
  • Huirong Fu, CCLI - Phase 1: Information Assurance and Security Education with A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach in A Realistic Environment, National Science Foundation, $115,096 (2008-2011)
  • Huriong Fu, CT-ER: TrusT-US: Trustworthy Transportation Ubiquitous Systems, National Science Foundation, $249,999 (2007-2010)
  • Huirong Fu, REU Site: Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe) for Women at Oakland University, National Science Foundation, $268,152 (2006-2009)
  • Huirong Fu, CyberSecurity Capacity Building, National Science Foundation, $57,921 (2005-2008)
  • Huirong Fu, CyberSecurity Capacity Building at North Dakota, National Science Foundation, $199,921 (2003-2005)

Sponsors:

NSF logoNSA logoU.S. Department of Homeland Security seal, blue and white eagle with open wingsGenCyber logo
Events and
News

 

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Recent Events

2019

March 2019 - GenCyber Teacher Summer Camp 2019 program started to accept applications.

February 2019 - OU has successfully hosted the GenCyber Teachers Workshop Day.

February 2019 - 6th Annual Detroit Chapter ISACA Scholarship Competition. In March 8th, 2019, ISACA Detroit will host the 6th Annual Scholarship Competition.  This competition is designed to enrich the experience of students by providing them a “real world” experience.  The competition consists of a case study where contestants work on a case study and present their conclusions to a panel of industry professionals who will play the role of potential future employers. 

January 2019 - REU: UnCoRe program is open to accept applications now. The application deadline is March 1st, 2019. 

2018

October 2018 - Our Ph.D. candidate, Hani Alshahrani, successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Detecting Android Malicious Applications Using Static and Dynamic Analysis Techniques". Congratulations Hani for your great achievement.

April 2018 - Oakland University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2023. 

April 2018 - Our Ph.D. candidate, Hani Alshahrani, won the 1st Place ICCE 2018 (IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics) best poster video award for his presentation of his poster entitled "DDefender: Android Application Threat Detection Using Static and Dynamic Analysis." Congratulations Hani for your great work.

April 2018 - Among 21 teams from 3 universities participated in ISACA Scholarship Competition, our Ph.D. candidates, Ali Alshehri and Raed Alharthi, won the 1st Place in the 5th Annual Detroit Chapter ISACA Scholarship Competition. They won $4000 cash and OU earns the right to hold/display the ISACA Detroit trophy for one year. This competition is designed to enrich the experience of students by providing them a "real world" experience. The competition consists of a case study where contestants work on a case study and present their conclusions to a panel of industry professionals who will play the role of potential future employers. Congratulations Ali and Raed for your great work.

March 2018 - GenCyber summer camp 2018 program started to accept applications. 

March 2018 - 5th Annual Detroit Chapter ISACA Scholarship Competition. In March, ISACA Detroit hosted the 5th Annual Scholarship Competition.  This competition is designed to enrich the experience of students by providing them a “real world” experience.  The competition consists of a case study where contestants work on a case study and present their conclusions to a panel of industry professionals who will play the role of potential future employers. 

January 2018 - Cybersecurity 2018: A Video presentation and discussion. We kicked off the year with a look at how an actual cyber attack using ransomware took place in 2017, paralyzing the UK's National Health Service (NHS). Following this was a general discussion, Q&A, and update on the current state of Meltdown and Spectre (recent hard flaws and issues with current processor chips).

2017

October 2017 - Oakland University hosted the GrizzHacks competition which brought together the greatest young minds for two days of excitement and technological passion. 

July 2017 - REU: OU has successfully hosted the UnCoRe program

July 2017 - OU has successfully hosted the GenCyber summer camp program that has delivered substantive cybersecurity training to upper elementary (4th, 5th and 6th grades), middle school, and high school students in Detroit Urban Area (Macomb county, Oakland county and Wayne county). 

April 2017 - Doctoral student wins Best Full Paper Award at 12th Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISRC 2017), Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

April 2017 - GenCyber summer camp program started to accept applications. 


2016

November 2016 - REU: UnCoRe program is open to accept applications now. The application deadline is February 28th, 2017. 

August 2016 - OU has successfully hosted the GenCyber summer camp program that has delivered substantive cybersecurity training to upper elementary (4th, 5th and 6th grades), middle school, and high school students in Detroit Urban Area (Macomb county, Oakland county and Wayne county). 

May 2016 - GenCyber summer camp program starts to accept application
Institutional
Security
Resources
Resources

Government Sites:

Conferences:

  • S&P (Oakland) (IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy)
  • CCS (ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security)
  • Crypto (International Cryptology Conference)
  • Eurocrypt (European Cryptology Conference)
  • Security (Usenix Security Symposium)
  • NDSS (ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium)

Cyber Competitions: