Dr. Sachin Shetty knows that Tennessee State University’s Cyber Security research initiative is now on the “FaST” track to success.
Shetty, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and two of his students will spend this summer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as participants in the Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) program. The 10-week research opportunity was made possible through funding secured by a $22,000 grant administered by the ANL’s Division of Educational Programs for DOE and the National Science Foundation.
“This experience will be the catalyst needed to accelerate the development of TSU’s cyber security program,” Shetty said. During the appointment, Shetty and undergraduate students Grantland Gray and Corie Wilson will be creating on the mathematical formulation and solution of their statistical and stochastic models for the optimal design of intrusion detection systems.
The team will also work with ANL staff members to identify problems of interest in cyber security and intrusion detection, as well as construct models for these problems. Their plan is to solve the models and analyze the results. The students will participate for 10 weeks of research, networking and camaraderie with fellow students and faculty researchers from across the nation.
“While the DOE invests in technologies to fight cyber security attacks, our students will have the opportunity to be a part of the research that plays a critical role in protecting the critical energy infrastructure of the nation,” Shetty added.
The project will be supervised by Dr. Todd Munson from the Mathematics and Computer Science division of ANL.