Computer Systems

Parallel Distributed Systems
 Henri Casanova is the principal investigator of CoRG, a lab for the development of novel simulation models, algorithms, and systems for parallel and distributed computing platforms and applications.

Current projects include SimGrid, a toolkit that provides core functionalities for the simulation of distributed applications in heterogeneous distributed environments. SimGrid is a joint effort between the University of Hawaii, LIG Laboratory (INRIA MEScal project, Grenoble, France) and University of Nancy (INRIA Algorille project, Nancy, France).

Information Assurance

Several CIS faculty are currently engaged in IT security research. 

The Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), in collaboration with Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, ICS faculty and Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) at the University of Washington has established a Research Center for Information Assurance (RCIA) that consists of Edo Biagioni, David Chin, Martha Crosby, Nancy Reed and Philip Johnson. Participating EE faculty include Yingfei Dong, Aleksandar Kavčić, Anthony Kuh and Todd Reed. The RCIA serves as a learning laboratory and test bed for investigations and applications related to the generation, organization, access, preservation, and secure use of digital information. A research focus of the RCIA faculty is on areas that contribute to reliable and secure Internet services, including information security, service availability and quality, and intrusion detection.

Martha Crosby was awarded a two-year NSF grant entitled "Collaborative Project: Teaching Strategic, Operational, and Defensive Cybersecurity to the Next Generation from Sea to Shining Sea," in collaboration with Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and Lance J. Hoffman, from the George Washington University.