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August 29, 2007

Ning Receives NSF Award to Study Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

Dr. Peng Ning has been awarded $269,902 by the National Science Foundation to fund his research proposal titled “NeTS-NOSS: Secure, Robust and DoS-Resilient Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor.” 

The award will run from August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2010.

Research Abstract - Sensor networks are ideal candidates for a wide range of applications, such as monitoring of critical infrastructures, data acquisition in hazardous environments, and military operations.  It is usually necessary to reprogram sensor nodes after they are deployed through wireless links. In this project, we will investigate secure, robust, and DoS-resilient remote program of sensor nodes through wireless links. We expect to develop three groups of fundamental techniques as a result, including secure and proactively robust encoding of binary code images, DoS-resilient mechanisms for authenticating binary images, and efficient and effective techniques for remote sensor programming in hybrid sensor networks.

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