CSC News

September 18, 2009

Yu Receives NSF Research Award to Study Trust Model

Dr. Ting Yu, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $234,334 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal titled “Towards a Dynamic and Composable Model of Trust.”

The award will run from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012.

Abstract - In this project, we propose to develop a dynamic and composable model of trust capable of tightly coupling vertical and horizontal trust establishment mechanisms. We will systematically examine the formal and practical aspects of this process in an effort to develop a composite model of trust that is both amenable to formal analysis, as well as efficiently deployable. In addition to formally evaluating the theoretical properties of our proposed model, we will examine the performance of our system in two test deployments examining the benefits of our approach in the pervasive computing and social networking domains.

For more information on Dr. Yu, click here.


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