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March 26, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: State Hall #224 | Map
5143 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Studies of Edge Computing for IoT Security


As a new computing paradigm, edge computing extends central cloud computing to a distributed format. It complements cloud computing to optimize system performance, and supports Internet of Things (IoT) applications by providing many well-designed services. As the middle layer in the IoT-Edge-Cloud system architecture, edge computing brings new security challenges as well as presents a new venue to deploy novel IoT security solutions. Two edge-based security designs will be discussed here. First, EdgeSec designs a novel security service, consisting of several major components, which is deployed at the Edge layer to systematically enhance the security of IoT systems. Second, the secure and efficient smart data collection framework enables secure data readings from smart grid devices based on a two-phase authentication protocol. The framework not only makes use of an edge device as a bridge to securely connect the smart grid device and the smart grid cloud, but also considers the physical constraints of all the devices in the smart grid system.


Dr. Kewei Sha graduated from Wayne State in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Weisong Shi. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director of Cyber Security Institute at University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL). Before he moved to UHCL, he was the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering at Oklahoma City University. His research interests include Internet of Things, Edge Computing, and Network Security and Privacy. His research has been supported by NSF and UHCL. Dr. Sha has served as editors in several journals and organizing committee members for many conferences. Dr. Sha is a recipient of 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2018.

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