Sanjay Madria

Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Computer Science Department

My research revolves around resource management, data management, security and handling attacks in wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks and cloud computing. The applications like border patrolling, monitoring chemical leakage, and troop’s movements in the battlefield require constant sensing capabilities using tiny sensors.  In the Web and Wireless Computing Lab, I do have these small miniature devices called motes that can self organize themselves to create a wireless sensor network and can send data to a given base station. The problems of handling data, managing security and handling attacks are much more severe in this environment due to limitations on battery power [AA batteries], memory [128KB] and CPU speed [7Mhz]. So I work on designing light weight algorithms  to handle data, provide secure passage of data to the base station and detect the presence of any malicious node in the path. I address issues like how to detect a malicious node which collects all data, but never forwards it, or forwards it to another part of the network or it will create fake identities.  Also, a node can aggregate sensing data and may change the values like reporting the false number of troop’s movement, so the base station needs to verify that the reported data is correctly aggregated. My PhD and MS students have published several papers in the area of security and trust and build test-beds.  I am also working on secure sensor cloud. More recently, I am working in the area of data integrity verification in cloud environment and we have designed protocols and implemented them in EC2 platforms. Some other areas where I have projects are secure Cyber Physical Systems, Mobile Cloud Computing and Sensor Data Fusion.

Selected Publications

Julia Albath, Mayur Thakur, Sanjay Madria," Energy Constraint Clustering Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks", to appear in Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, 2013 

Bharath K. Samanthula, Yousef Elmehdwi, Gerry Howser, and Sanjay Madria, "A Secure Data Sharing and Query Processing Framework via Federation of  Cloud Computing", accepted in Information System Journal, 2013.

Roy Cabaniss and Sanjay Madria, "Social Group Detection Based Routing in Delay Tolerant Networks”, to appear in Wireless Networks, Springer, 2013.

Venkata Krishna Suhas Nerella, Swetha Surapaneni, Sanjay Madria, Thomas Weigert, "Exploring Optimization and Caching for Efficient Collection Operations, to appear in Automated Software Engineering", Springer, 2013.

Nilesh Padhariya, Anirban Mondal, Sanjay Kumar Madria and Masaru Kitsuregawa," Economic Incentive-based Brokerage Schemes for improving data availability in Mobile-P2P networks", to appear in Computer Communication Journal, Elsevier. 

Conference Proceedings

Vimal Kumar and Sanjay Madria, "PIP: Privacy and Integrity Preserving Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks",  to appear in the proceedings of 32nd IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2013), Portugal, 1-3 Oct. 2013.

Venkata Krishna Suhas Nerella, Sanjay Madria, Thomas Weigert, "Optimization of Object Queries on collections using Annotations for the String Valued Attributes", to appear in 37th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013), Japan, 2013. 

Bharath Kumar Samanthula, Wei Jiang and Sanjay Madria, "A Probabilistic Encryption based Min/Max Computation in Wireless Sensor Networks", in 14th IEEE Mobile Data Management conference in Italy, 2013.

Recent Grants

National Science Foundation (NSF), “Collaborative: Risk Assessment Techniques for Off-line and On-line Security Evaluation of Cloud Computing”, 2013-2015, $110K

University of Missouri Research Board (UMRB), “Information Fusion Approach for Securing a Networked Controlled System”, $33,325, 2013-2014.

Department of Education (DOE), “Security and Privacy in Mobile Social Network Space”, $533K, 2012-2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Secure Sensor Cloud Computing”, 2012-2015, $175K

National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF I/UCRC Center Grant on “Net-Centric Software Systems”, $316K, 2012-2017

National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF I/UCRC Center Planning Grant on “Net-Centric Software Systems” (Spring 2012) NSF, $13,000, 2012-2014

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), MIPR – NSF I/UCRC “Network-Centric Software and Systems”, $93,430, 2011-2014.

Research Interests:

Cloud Computing, Security, Wireless Computing and Mobile Data Management.

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