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Institute of Information Assurance (IIA)

The Institute of Information Assurance (IIA) focuses on protecting the integrity and security of information and reducing the vulnerability of hardware and software systems to attacks.

IIA is a multidisciplinary Center of Academic Excellence led by Northeastern University‘s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Cyber attacks are a mounting threat to economic and national security. A multidisciplinary effort created in 2005, the IIA is a crucial part of Northeastern University’s commitment to advancing cyber security through research and education.

The IIA draws on talent and knowledge in three colleges at Northeastern:

  • Khoury College of Computer Sciences
  • College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Faculty and students involved in the IIA help to ensure that the nation’s cyber infrastructure is robust, reliable, and secure. Their research and education contribute to Northeastern’s stature as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Education, and to its growing leadership in the area of cyber security.

IIA was funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program.

Faculty


Javed Aslam
617.373.8169
j.aslam@neu.edu

Big Data and Geospatial Computation, Machine Learning


Stefano Basagni
Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wireless networks; ad hoc networks; underwater and terrestrial sensor networking; protocol design and testing


Jennifer Dy
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.3062
jdy@ece.neu.edu

Machine learning; data mining; statistical pattern recognition; computer vision and image processing


Yunsi Fei
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern Lead,  CHEST
617.373.2039
yfei@ece.neu.edu

Computer architecture, embedded systems, hardware-oriented security, design automation, mobile computing, underwater sensor networks


Stratis Ioannidis
Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Distributed systems, networking, machine learning, big data, and privacy


David Kaeli
COE Distinguished Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering
617.373.5413
kaeli@ece.neu.edu

Computer architecture; GPUs; heterogeneous computing; performance analysis; security and information assurance; hardware reliability and recovery; Big Data analytics; workload characterization


Engin Kirda
Professor,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences & Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.7484
ek@ccs.neu.edu

Malware analysis and detection; web security; social network security; reverse engineering; intrusion detection


Mieczyslaw Kokar
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.4849
mkokar@ece.neu.edu

Cognitive radio; software engineering-self-controlling software; information fusion


Guevara Noubir
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences


Wil Robertson
Associate Professor,  Khoury College of Computer Sciences & Electrical & Computer Engineering
Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.2136
wkr@ccs.neu.edu

Trustworthy computing architectures, web security, statistical machine learning for anomaly detection, malware analysis using adversarial program analysis, reverse engineering, intrusion detection.


Masoud Salehi
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies ,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.2446
salehi@ece.neu.edu

Error correcting codes; information theory; digital communications


Ravi Sundaram
617.373.5876
r.sundaram@neu.edu

Big Data and Geospatial Computation, Networks


Edmund Yeh
Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
617.373.5400
eyeh@ece.neu.edu

Data-centric network architectures, fog/edge computing, resilient network infrastructures, network science, network information theory and coding, cross-layer control and optimization of wireless networks, network economics.