Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems Lab
May 2014. From left to right (Front): Endadul, Sam, Cristina, Hyo, and Hongjun.
From left to right (Back): Cyiu, Luojie, Rahul, and Andy.
The Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems Laboratory (DS2) at
Purdue University focuses on designing distributed systems, networks and
applications that are dependable and secure, while maintaining acceptable
levels of performance. The work conducted within the lab explores how
cryptographic protocols can be used to design distributed systems that are
resilient to a wide-range of attacks. Of particular interest is the research of
systems and network protocols operating under a Byzantine adversarial
model. Such systems are often referred as intrusion-tolerant systems,
since their approach is not to detect intruders, but rather guarantee correct
service in spite of compromised participants.
Research areas of interest include:
- designing scalable architectures for dependable and secure network protocols,
and distributed services
- investigate authentication and authorization of users, systems, and applications
- defining attack models for intrusion tolerance
- investigating fault-tolerance and security for new technologies such as ad hoc
networks, cellular networks, hybrid networks, as well as pervasive systems.
The research conducted within the lab is funded by the
Center for Education and Research in Information Security and Assurance
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) , and by the
National Science Foundation (NSF) .
Send your comments and questions to Cristina Nita-Rotaru