I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). My current research interests are: Medical Cyber-Physical Systems and Security, Trust and Reputation Management, and Internet & Web Security.
I am particularly interested in secure interoperable medical device systems, environment-coupled security solutions for body area networks. I also work on understanding the role of trust and reputation in distributed systems with applications in internet protocols, crowd-sourcing collaborative environments, and vehicular networks.
I am affiliated with the following groups at WPI:
[NEWS] I am one of the guest editors for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal Special Issue on Internet of Things for Smart and Connected Health. Please consider submitting you work to it. The deadline is May 31, 2014.
**My New Book**Body area networks (BANs) are networks of wireless sensors and medical devices embedded in clothing, worn on or implanted in the body, and have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling pervasive healthcare. However, due to their critical applications affecting human health, challenges arise when designing them to ensure they are safe for the user, sustainable without requiring frequent battery replacements and secure from interference and malicious attacks.
This book lays the foundations of how BANs can be redesigned from a cyber-physical systems perspective (CPS) to overcome these issues. Introducing cutting-edge theoretical and practical techniques and taking into account the unique environment-coupled characteristics of BANs, the book examines how we can re-imagine the design of safe, secure and sustainable BANs.