The focused research areas of the SNR Lab include Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Ad Hoc & Mesh Networks, Wireless Network Security, and Cognitive Radio & Cognitive Networks. Our research projects are sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research Lab (ARL), Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund (REF), as well as the Innovation Center of EATON Corp.

 

 

Research Interests

 

  1. Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET)

 

  1. Wireless Ad Hoc Networks & Sensor Networks

 

  1. Cross-layer Network Design

 

  1. Wireless Network Security

 

  1. Dependable Computing & Communication Systems

 

  1. Network Resource Allocation & Management

 

Current Research Projects

 

1.         Real-time Robust and Secure Communications in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) (PI: This project is sponsored by National Science Foundation through CAREER Award grant CNS-0644056: May 2007~April 2012 )

2.         Modeling & Simulation of Mobile Mesh Network based In-Transit Visibility (MMN-ITV) Systems (Co-PI: This project is sponsored by ARL and CERDEC)

3.         Adaptive Protocol Design for Cognitive Radio Cognitive Networks (PI: This project is sponsored by National Science Foundation through grant CNS-1017887: July 2010~June 2013)

4.         Development of NS-2 Based Cognitive Radio Cognitive Network Simulator (Co-PI: This project is partially supported by CERDEC)

5.         Systematic Security Design for Wireless Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks (PI: This project is partially sponsored by MTU REF Fund)

6.         Cyber Security Assessment & Vulnerability Analysis for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (PI: This project is sponsored by MTU REF Fund)

7.         Secure Aware Cost-effective Networking Protocol Design for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (PI: This project is partially sponsored by MTU REF Fund)

Patent:

1.      Gary W. Atkinson, C. Chigan, Ramesh Nagarajan, “Joint-Layer Restoration in Packet-over-Optical Networks” (US Patent 7346277: Issued on March 18, 2008; Estimated Patent Expiration Date: July 26, 2024)

 

2.      C. Chigan, V. Oberoi, J. Li, “A Collision-Free Media Access Control (MAC) Protocol for Inter-Vehicle Communications” (Provisional patent application filed on Nov., 2007.)

 

 

 

 

Publications (student authors are in underlined bold)


 

o             Z. Li, C. Liu, C. Chigan, “On Secure VANET-based Ad Dissemination with Pragmatic Cost and Effect Control”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (accepted).

 

o             N. Fettinger, C-W. Ten, C. Chigan, “Minimizing Distribution System Operating Costs through Intelligently Scheduled Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging”, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC 2012), June, 2012.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Liu, C. Chigan, “VehicleView: A Universal System for Vehicle Performance Monitoring and Analysis based on VANETs,” IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine (accepted).

 

o             Z. Li, C. Chigan, “Joint Privacy and Reputation Assurance for VANETs'”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), June, 2012.

 

o             C. Liu, C. Chigan, “RPB-MD: Providing Robust Message Dissemination for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”, Elsevier Journal of Ad Hoc Networks, Vol.10 (3), pp.497–511, May 2012.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, “Licensed Receiver Detection and Authentication in Simplex Licensed Networks”, IEEE International Workshop on Recent Advances in Cognitive Communications and Networking (GC'2011 Workshop - RACCN), Dec. 2011.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Liu, C. Chigan, “GPAS: A General-Purpose Automatic Survey System Based on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, Vol.18 (4), August 2011.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Chigan, “LEAPER: A Lightweight Reliable and Faithful Data Packet Relaying Framework for VANETs”, Elsevier Journal of Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp. 418-429, May 2011.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Chigan, “RAMV: Resource-Aware Message Verification in VANETs”, Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks, Vol. 4 (7), pp. 771-784, July 2011.

 

o             J. Li, C. Chigan, Delay-aware Transmission Range Control for VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Dec. 2010.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, Dynamic Spectrum Allocation based on Interference Threshold Modeling”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Dec. 2010.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, Dynamic Spectrum Allocation Based Confidentiality for Cognitive Radio Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Dec. 2010.

 

o             C. Liu, C. Chigan, Structure-less Message Aggregation (SLMA): Reliably and Efficiently Improve Information Precision and Certainty for VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Dec. 2010.

 

o             Z. Li, Z. Wang, and C. Chigan, Book Chapter: “Security of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks in Intelligent Transportation Systems,” in Wireless Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., June 15, 2010.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Chigan, “On Resource Aware Message Verification in VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), May 2010.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, “On Game Theoretic DSA-Driven MAC for Cognitive Radio Networks”, Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications, Vol. 32(18), pp.1944-1954, December, 2009.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, “On Anonymous On-Demand Source Routing in MANETs ”, Wiley’s Journal of Security and Communication Networks, Vol. 2 (6), pp. 476–491, Nov/Dec, 2009.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, and Z. Tian, “Development and Trends in Medium Access Control Design for Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Cognitive Radio Networks, Y. Xiao and F. Hu (Editors), Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, 2008.

 

o             Z. Li, C. Chigan, and D. Wong, “AWF-NA: A Complete Solution for Tampered Packet Detection in VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’08), Nov. 2008.

 

o             C. Liu, C. Chigan, “RPB-MD: A Novel Robust Message Dissemination Method for VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’08), Nov. 2008.

 

o             D. Johnson, R. Kieckhafer, A. Mukherjee, L. Bohmann, and C. Chigan, “A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Stochastic Modeling of Multi-Dependent Systems”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), May, 2008.

 

o             C. Zou, C. Chigan, “A Game Theoretic DSA-Driven MAC Framework for Cognitive Radio Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), May 2008.

 

o             C. Zou, T. Jin, C. Chigan, and Z. Tian, “QoS-aware Distributed Spectrum Sharing for Heterogeneous Wireless Cognitive Networks”, Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks: Special Issue on Cognitive Wireless Networks, Vol. 52 (4), pp.864-878, March, 2008.

 

o             C. Chigan, L. Li, Y. Ye, A Self-adaptive Approach for Resource-aware Security Provisioning in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, Journal of IET Information Security (previously IEE Proceedings Information Security), Vol. 1(6), 2008.

 

o             T. Jin, C. Chigan, “A Security-enabled Wireless Token Cluster MAC Protocol with Intelligent Token Policy”, IEEE Military Communication Conference (MILCOM’07), Orlando, Oct. 2007.

 

o             C. Chigan, V. Oberoi, “QoS Provisioning in Sensor Enabled Telemedicine Networks”, International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics, Vol. 2(3), 12-30, July-September 2007.

 

o             C. Chigan, J. Li, “A Delay-Bounded Dynamic Interactive Power Control Algorithm for VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), pp.5849 – 5855, June 2007.

 

o             Z. Wang, C. Chigan, “Countermeasure Uncooperative Behaviors with Dynamic Trust-Token in VANETs”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), pp.3959 – 3964, June 2007.

 

o             Z. Wang, C. Chigan, “Cooperation Enhancement for Message Transmission in VANETs”, Springer Journal of Wireless Personal Communications: Special Issue on Cooperation in Wireless Networks, Vol. 43, pp.141-156, 2007.

 

o             R. M. Kieckhafer, P. Mishra, J. Tan, C. Chigan, “A New Paradigm for Reliable Hard-Real-Time WSNs”, IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS-06), Work in Progress Session, pp.1-4, Dec 2006.

 

o             C. Chigan, V. Oberoi, J. Li, “RPB-MACn: A Relative Position Based Collision-free MAC Nucleus for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’06), pp.1-6, Nov. 2006.

 

o             T. Jin, C. Chigan, Z. Tian, “Game-theoretic Distributed Spectrum Sharing for Wireless Cognitive Networks with Heterogeneous QoS”, Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’06), pp. 1-6, Nov. 2006.

 

o             J. Li, C. Chigan, “Achieving Robust Message Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (to appear).

 

o             H. Zhu, C. Chigan, F. Bao, “Turing Assessor: A New Tool for Cyber Security Quantification”, Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’06), Vol. 2, pp. 629 – 633, April 2006.

 

o             H. Zhu, F. Bao, C. Chigan, “Compact Routing Discovery Protocol with Lower Communication Complexity”, Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’06), Vol. 1, pp.307 – 310, April 2006.

 

o             V. Oberoi, C. Chigan, “A Generic Packet-Dropping Detection Mechanism Augmented with Efficient Power Saving in Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Defense and Security, pp.1-10, March 2006.

 

o             R. Bandaru, C. Chigan, “DAHA: A Novel Mechanism for Wormhole Attack Detection in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Defense and Security, pp. 1-11, March 2006.

 

o             L. Li, C. Chigan, “Token Routing: A Power Efficient Method for Securing AODV Routing Protocol”, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference On Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC’06), pp. 29-34, April 2006.

 

o             C. Chigan, V. Oberoi, “QoS Provisioning in Ubiquitous Telemedicine Networks”, Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications -Workshop On Pervasive and Ubiquitous Health Care (UbiCare’06), pp.1-5, March 2006.

 

o             V. Oberoi, C. Chigan, “Providing QoS for Sensor Enabled Emergency Applications”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS’05), pp.1-3, Nov. 2005.

 

o             C. Chigan, L. Li, Y. Ye, “Resource-aware Self-Adaptive Security Provisioning in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC’05), Vol.4, pp.2118-2124, March 2005. 

 

o             C. Chigan, V. Oberoi, “A Security- and Power- aware Co-design Approach for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, SPIE Proceedings of Symposium on Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland, Vol. 5778, pp. 863-872, 2005.

 

o             C. Chigan, L. Li, “SARA: a Self-adaptive and Resource-aware Approach to Secure Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks”, SPIE Proceedings of Symposium on Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland, Vol. 5778, pp. 833-842, 2005.

 

o             C. Chigan, Y. Ye, L. Li, “Balancing Security against Performance in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2004-Fall), Vol.7, pp.4735-4739, Sep. 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, R. Bandaru, “Secure Nodes Misbehavior in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2004-Fall), Vol. 7, pp.4730-4734, Sep. 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, L. Li, R. Bandaru, “Providing Unified Security Mechanisms for MANET Network Layer”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PCC'04), Vol. 2, pp. 721-724, June 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, R. Bandaru, “Towards A Perfect Secure Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'04), pp.135-140, June 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, "On the Modeling Issue of Joint Cross-Layer Network Protection/Restoration", Proceedings of Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), pp.57-62, April 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, "Simplify Mathematical Modeling of Joint Multilyer Network Restoration via Sampling Technique ", Proceedings of Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), pp.48-58, April 2004.

 

o             L. Li, C. Chigan, “Effects of Bandwidth Sharing on Optimal Complete Partitioning Policy”, Proceedings of Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), pp.122-128, April 2004.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, “Cost Effectiveness of Joint Multilayer Restoration in IP-over-Optical Networks” , IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Nov., 2003. 

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, “Topology Mapping: An Approach to Simplify Mathematic Modeling of Multilayer Networks”, Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Johns Hopkins Univ., pp.1-2, March 2003.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, “Cross-Layer Network Restoration with Discrete Linear or Step Link Cost Function”,  Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Johns Hopkins Univ., pp.1-2, March 2003.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, “Demuxing Models in Joint Multilayer Restoration for Packet-over-Optical Networks”, Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Johns Hopkins Univ., pp.1-3, March 2003.

 

o             C. Chigan, “Network Resource Management and Provisioning Issues - Admission Control with Contiguous Constraint & Survivability in IP over Optical Networks”, PhD Dissertation, Aug., 2002.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan and T.G. Robertazzi, "On Joint Restoration of Packet-over-Optical Networks", Proceedings of 18th Annual Conference of National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC’02), pp.1-11, Sept. 2002.

 

o             C. Chigan, G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan and T.G. Robertazzi, "Mathematical Programming for Joint Restoration of IP over Optical Networks" , Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, pp.1, March 2002.

 

o             C. Chigan, R. Nagarajan, Z. Dziong, T. R. Robertazzi, "On the Capacitated Loss Network with Heterogeneous Traffic and Contiguous Resource Allocation Constraints", Proceedings of Applied Telecommunication Symposium (ASTC’01), Vol. 33(3), pp.153-160, April 2001.