my pictureShanchieh Jay Yang
Ph.D., ECE, University of Texas at Austin

Associate Professor & Department Head
Department of Computer Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology

83 Lomb Memorial Drive, Bldg 09
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Office: Bldg. 09, Room 3480

Co-director of NetIP Lab (GLE-3490), as part of RESIST @ RIT

Tel: (585) 475-2987, Fax: (585) 475-4084



Please contact Kathy Stefanik (585-475-2987, for office hours and appointments.




o   Aims at characterizing and classifying attacker actions and provide proactively prediction capabilities from cyber observables in real-time

o   Utilizes Markov Models, Social Network Analysis, Data Mining, Clustering, Information Fusion, and Information Theory

o   Primary components: CyberSim, ASMG, F-VLMM, FuSIA (containing TANDI & VTAC)

o   Current students: Haitao Du, Biru Cui, Steve Moskal, Ben Wheeler, Ryan Rawlings

o   Alumni: Steven Strapp, Venkata Mudireddy, Daniel Lu, Chris Murphy, Jordan Bean, Stephen Byers, Daniel Fava, Brian Arguaer, Gilbert Hendry, and Jared Holsopple

o   Collaborators: Moises Sudit (CUBRC), Jared Holsopple (CUBRC) and Michael Kuhl (ISE, RIT)

o   Current and past funding supported by AFRL, ONR, DARPA.

o   Aimed at providing timely impact/threat assessment and collection requirements given diverse cross-domain data sources

o   Developed a series of Integer Programming problem for cross-domain C2ISR decision support from plausible futures

o   Visualization of impact/threat for asymmetric warfare

o   Alumni: Michael Nusinov, Khiem Tong

o   Collaborator: Moises Sudit (CUBRC) and Jared Holsopple (CUBRC)

o   Funded under AWARE program (AFRL) in collaboration with CUBRC

o   Aimed at developing components that can effectively and securely share sensor data, along with simulated and knowledge base data via cloud services

o   Utilize mathematical frameworks, such as Markov Random Fields and Information Theory, to analyze the interplays between sensor data as well as between cloud services

o   Application domain includes Smart Grid and Surveillance

o   Alumni: Jon Szymaniak, Patrick Ciambrone, Corey Beres

o   Robot swarm algorithms for multi-threat containment, regional and cooperative surveillance and patrol

§  Current students: Pat LaRocque

§  Alumni: Michael Ellis, Dieter Laskowski, Daniel Stella, Jessica LaRocque, Bhushan Mehendale and Nate Ransom

§  MAHESHDAS: A simulator for autonomous robot collaborations

o   Autonomous shape formation with no reference points, Mark Seidman

o   Mobility models for autonomous robots, Sidd Sail

o   Comprehensive sensor modeling in generic network simulators (OPNET), Niranjan Krishnamurthi

o   Partially funded by the Technology Innovation Center under the Director of Central Intelligence and RIT grants

o   Aims at capturing and displaying tactile information of micro-scale objects

o   Model-data fusion with large uncertainty

o   Require transformation from unknown micro-scale properties to human comprehensible haptic sensation

o   Alumni: Daniel, Liu, Adam Weissman and Athena Frazier

o   Collaborator: Dr. Yen Wen Lu and Dr. Jijie Xu

o   Jointly optimizes scheduling and routing decisions in the dynamic regime

o   Accounts for buffer usage and energy spikes

o   Leads to energy efficient data forwarding protocol

o   Alumni: Cory Cress

o   Partially funded by the Technology Innovation Center under the Director of Central Intelligence

o   Wireless Ad Hoc Relay Protocol by limited Gossiping (i.e., probabilistic flooding): Julie Yerdon, Zeping Qiu

o   Collaborative networked PTZ cameras for maximal dynamic surveillance coverage: John Ruppert

§  Leveraging computational geometry and application specific dynamic camera coverage models

o   OPNET Projects

o   Ubiquitous roaming over secured ad hoc networks (UROSAN)

o   User perceived performance oriented best effort networks

o   Others


Students and Alumni

o   Haitao Du

o   Biru Cui

o   Steve Moskal

o   Ben Wheeler

o   Ryan Rawlins

o   Lydia Hays

o   Steven Strapp (2013)

o   Venkata Mudireddy (2013)

o   Chris Decker (2012)

o   Corey Beres (2012)

o   Jon Szymaniak (2011), ISG Inc.

o   Xi Chen (visiting Ph.D.)

o   Daniel Liu (2011), UC Berkeley

§  Simulation Model of Pacinian Corpuscle for Haptic System Design

o   Khiem Tong (2010)

§  Framework for Optimizing Intelligence Collection Requirements

o   Patrick LaRocque (2010), Xerox

§  Autonomous Robot Patrolling of a Sparsely Populated Unknown Environment

o   Adam Weissman (2010), Lockheed Martin

§  Modeling of Micro-scale Touch Sensations for use with Haptically Augmented Reality

o   Jessica LaRocque (2010), Harris

§  Regional Target Surveillance with Cooperative Robots using APFs

o   Daniel Stella (2010)

§  Efficient Terrain Representation for Robot Swarms

o   Dieter Laskowski (2010)

§  Asset Protection in a Limited Swarm Environment Utilizing Artificial Potential Fields

o   Athena Frazier (2010), Lockheed Martin

§  Toward Wearable Pneumatic Haptic Devices for Microscale Force Feedback Applications

o   Christopher Murphy (2009), Xelic Inc.

§  CACTUSS: Clustering of Attack Tracks using Significant Services

o   Jordan Bean (2009), JP Morgan Chase

§  Characterizations of Relevant Attributes using Cyber Trajectory Similarities

o   Michael Nusinov (2009), CUBRC

§  Visualizing Threat and Impact Assessment to Improve Situation Awareness

o   Michael Ellis (2009), Lockheed Martin

§  Use of Wireless Sensors to Improve Robot Lifetime for Multithreat Containment

o   Stephen R. Byers (2008)

§  Real-time Fusion and Projection of Network Intrusion Activity

o   Nathan A. Ransom (2008), Harris

§  Multi-threat Containment with Dynamic Wireless Neighborhoods

o   Gilbert R. Hendry (2007), Columbia University, Electrical Engineering (Ph.D. student)

§  Applicability of Clustering to Cyber Intrusion Detection

o   Brian J. Argauer Jr. (2007), Fisher-Price

§  VTAC: Virtual Terrain Assisted Impact Assessment for Cyber Attacks

o   Daniel S. Fava (2007), Intel

§  Characterization of Cyber Attacks Through Variable Length Markov Models

o   Niranjan Krishnamurthi (2007)

§  Feasibility and Performance Analysis of Sensor Modeling in OPNET

o   Siddharth S. Sail (2007)

§  On the applicability of Random Mobility Models for Swarm Robot Movements

o   Bhushan U. Mehendale (2006), Microsoft

§  Potential Field Based Approach for Multithreat Containment with Cooperative Robots

o   John A. Ruppert (2006), IBM

§  Placement, Visibility and Coverage Analysis of Dynamic Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Sensor Networks

o   Mark A. Seidman (2006), Navy Research Laboratory

§  Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Robot Team Formation

o   Jared D. Holsopple (2006), Calspan-UB Research Center, SUNY Buffalo, Industrial Engineering (Ph.D. student)

§  TANDI: Threat Assessment for Network Data and Information

o   Kenny Chung Chung Wai (2006), Xelic Inc.

§  Benchmarking of Reed-Solomon Error Correcting Codes on Reconfigurable Devices

o   Cory D. Cress (2004), RIT Microsystems Engineering (Ph.D. student)

§  Maximizing the Capability of Wireless Sensor Networks

o   Deryck Hong (2004), IBM

§  Preserving Conformance for GCRA Regulated Flows


Schedule (2011.1 - Fall)

Please contact Kathy Stefanik (585, 475-2987, for office hours and appointments.



Last Update: Oct 15, 2013 by S. Jay Yang