Network Security Lab

OUR MISSION Next generation networks will contain several forms of wireless devices (millions.) Next generation services include VoIP, multimedia on 3G wireless devices, and ubiquitous roaming of these wireless devices. RFID readers/scanners will also be networked and be a part of the next generation networks. The fundamental objective of Network Security Laboratory (NSL) is to study the problems and issues related to the next generation networks.

Dr. Ram Dantu

Dr Ram DantuProfessor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering.

E -mail: rdantu@unt.edu

Web: http://www.cse.unt.edu/~rdantu/

Research Interests: Secure Protocols, Wireless Security, Sensor Networks, Voice over IP,  Mobile Applications.

Latest News

Dr. Dantu helps the UNT to obtain the National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) and Education (CAE-IAE). - June 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the Center For Information and Computer Security (CICS) and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been informed that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Texas as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2012 through 2017. CICS is ranked as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) from 2003-2017.

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Dr. Ram Dantu has published an article in the book titled “Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure”. – Jan 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The paper titled "Unveiling Hidden Patterns to Find Social Relevance" by Enkh-Amgalan Baatarjav and Dr. Ram Dantu was nomimated for best paper award in Sociocom'2011. – Sept 2011

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 This paper was accepted in one of the prestigious conferences, and had an acceptance rate of 9.8%. Reference: Enkh-Amgalan Baatarjav and Ram Dantu, “Unveiling Hidden Patterns to Find Social Relevance”, The Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, October 2011.

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Issues and challenges in securing VoIP paper was one of the top most downloaded papers in the Journal of Computers and Security. – 2011

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 Reference: R. Dantu, S. Fahmy, H. Schulzrinne, J. Cangussu, “Issues and challenges in securing VoIP”, Computers & Security, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 743-753, 2009.

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NSL Ph.D. graduate Dr. Santi Phithakkitnukoon Joins the MIT SENSEable City Lab – Feb 2010

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 Santi Phithakkitnukoon received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the December 2009 graduation. Santi has defended his dissertation "Inferring Social and Internal Context using a Mobile Phone" in October 2009. His major professor was Ram Dantu, Associate Professor in the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Dantu and the team participated in the NSF-IUSSTF Workshop on Distributed Infrastructure for Security Monitoring and Intelligence Extraction. – Spring 2010

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 Dr. Dantu and the team worked on the Human-in-the-loop challenge and Dr. Dantu gave a presentation on this topic at the Analysis of Mobile Phone Networks (NetMob) workshop held in May 2010 as part of NetSci 2010 -- The International School and Conference on Network Science.

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NSL student Santi Phithakkitnukoon wins outstanding Ph.D. award - Fall 2009

Saturday, July 21, 2012

NSL student, Santi Phithakkitnukoon graduated with his Ph.D. and won the outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student for Computer Science. His dissertation title was "Inferring Social and Internal Context using a Mobile Phone".

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NSL Lab students win oustanding Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD awards.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Prakash Kolan - Winner of Outstanding PhD Graduate Student for Computer Science

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Dr. Dantu was a highlight in the Texas Research Magazine - Fall 2008

Monday, September 28, 2009

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7485127/Research-Texas-Fall-2008

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NSL members win Outstanding Student Awards

Monday, September 28, 2009

Paul Sroufe wins Outstanding Master Student Award in Computer Science of 2009

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