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CMU-SV Working Research Groups

The Wireless Network & System Security Group

Patrick Tague | website

The group focuses on various aspects of performance, security, and privacy in wireless communications, networking, and mobile systems, including modeling and evaluating vulnerabilities in wireless ad-hoc, mesh, and sensor networks; designing robust networking protocols for ad-hoc networks, wireless embedded systems, cognitive radio networks, and cyber-physical systems; and developing robust and secure services for smartphones and other mobile platforms.


Evidence-Based Software Engineering Group (ESEG)

Hakan Erdogmus, Cecile Peraire, Todd Sedano

This group aims to improve the state of practice in industry and software engineering education by using empirical and evidence-based research methods. The group focuses on the instrumentation, measurement, evaluation, and validation of software-intensive systems, software engineering methods and theories, software development teams, and engineering technologies, practices, and techniques. Research activities are conducted in both industrial and educational settings. Hybrid and novel study designs customized to the context involve a mix of in-vivo, in-vitro and in-situ methods, including field studies, case studies, quasi-experiments, artifact studies, surveys, and simulation.

Of particular interest to the group is the impact of engineering practices adopted with respect to the productivity and effectiveness of the team employing them as well as on the end systems’

  • internal quality (such as design quality, maintainability, architectural stability, and evolvability),  
  • external quality (such as reliability, defectiveness, conformance to requirements, safety, interoperability, usability, and usefulness), and
  • evolution and governance

Computation and Communication Structures Group (CCSG)

Bob Iannucci

  • Patrick Tague
  • Ervin Teng
  • Derek Kozel
  • Lock Thepdusith
  • Mridula Chappalli Srinivasa
  • Yuki Nishida
  • Bruce DeBruhl