Sandia National Labs Academic Alliance Collaboration Report 2020-2021


Dr. Yung-Hsiang Lu

Dr. Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Purdue student Haobo Wang leveraged the SOL4CE platform for their mini-LDRD research project in which they were analyzing the immense data feed from over 100 network cameras. Their application programming interface allowed for optimization, so they could successfully use Sandia’s virtualization tool.

lab.” SOL4CE will provide curriculum development, training, test and evaluation, and systems design. The first project deployed on the SOL4CE laboratory is research being conducted by Dongyan Xu, director of CERIAS, and researchers at Sandia. “SOL4CE is serving as a platform for our emerging research and education in cybersecurity for cyber-physical systems, including advanced manufacturing and autonomous vehicles.” Sandia cybersecurity expert, Vince Urias, gave a workshop at Purdue that featured a Sandia-supported mini-LDRD call for ideas to expand the objectives of his supplemental LDRD with Dongyan Xu. He wanted to partner with a researcher on a relevant cyber project to be tested in the SOL4CE laboratory. Six project ideas were submitted, and in the down-selection process, there were two finalists with strong research proposals. Sandia funded the one with Urias as the PI focused on predictive threat modeling and cybersecurity through the design of a traffic generation capability that models unique benign and malicious actors at scale. CERIAS funded the other LDRD finalist.

By virtually connecting CERIAS’s faculty and students from 20+ departments with next- gen cyber experimentation technology, SOL4CE is helping to bring about a step- change in the way institutions address the research and educational needs of the cybersecurity market.


2020-2021 Collaboration Report

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