Looking to Protect Info over Wireless Networks

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 12:03 PM gHale

Remi Chou, an assistant professor at Wichita State University, is hoping his research will improve the security of confidential information sent over wireless networks.
Source: Wichita State University

Research is now underway to ensure secure transfer of confidential information over wireless networks.

“The ubiquity of wireless devices makes them a target for malicious users, who could compromise them and use them as a proxy for malicious cyber activities, including impersonation, email spamming, click-fraud activities or denial of service attacks,” said Remi Chou, an assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science at Wichita State University, who received a two-year, $156,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase protection from attacks.

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The title of his project is “Secret Sharing Under Communication Constraints in Wireless Networks.”

Chou’s research is aimed at developing new guidelines for sharing secret information through wireless communication that would improve security for users and minimize costs.

The project seeks to understand the fundamental limitations on secret-sharing in wireless networks under bandwidth constraints and noise, and to then design a low-complexity coding scheme using tools from cryptography and coding theory.

Chou received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He joined Wichita State’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2017 as an assistant professor. His research interests includes information theory, secure communication, cyber-physical security and machine-learning.



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