Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC)

The S2ERC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) directed by Distinguished Professor Wayne Zage. The Center connects industrial partners with university researchers.

See www.serc.net for more detail about the partners, the researchers, and their research projects.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding (~ $1.2 million)

Zage, Wayne M., "Collaborative Research: Security and Software Engineering Research," $110,200.00. (May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2020).

Zage, Wayne M., "Supplement to Collaborative Research: I/UCRC Phase II: Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) Award #1464654," $20,000. (January 1, 2016 - April 30, 2020).

Zage, Wayne M., "Managing Director Supplement to Collaborative Research: I/UCRC Phase II: Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC) Award #1464654," $200,000. (February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017).

Zage, Wayne M., "S2ERC Supplemental Funding for Managing Director," $261,592. (July 2013 - June 2016).

Zage, Wayne M., "S2ERC Supplemental Funding for Managing Director," $200,000. (July 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015).

Zage, Wayne M., "S2ERC Supplemental Funding for Lead Administrative Institution & Increase Evaluation Funds for 4th Site," $13,000. (June 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015).

Zage, Wayne M., "Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC),"  $105,000. (February 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015).

Zage, Wayne M., Zage, Dolores M., "Supplemental funding for BSU as lead in S2ERC," $10,000. (December 2012 - November 2013).

Zage, Wayne M., Zage, Dolores M., "Supplemental funding for BSU lead in S2ERC," $10,000. (February 2012 - January 2013).

Zage, Wayne M., Zage, Dolores M., "Software Analytics," $197,997. (August 2012 - August 2014).

Affiliate Sponsored BSU Research Projects (> $650,000)

Researcher: Associate Professor Paul Buis

"Go Module Dependency Graph Visualization," In collaboration with Ontario Systems (Muncie, Indiana), $30,000. (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017).

Researcher: Assistant Professor Huseyin Ergin

"Integrating Modeling to Increase Abstraction in the Code," In collaboration with Beulah Works, LLC (Valporaiso, Indiana), $49,828. (May 7, 2018 - May 6, 2019).

Researcher: Professor Paul Gestwicki

"A Cybersecurity Education Game," $25,453. (April 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016).

Related Refereed Publications

Gestwicki, Paul V. / BSU faculty, Stumbaugh, Kaleb / BSU student (2015). Observations and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Education Game DesignProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Games (pp. 7).

Researcher: Associate Professor Lan Lin

"Software Science: How Far Could Mathematics and Rigor Take Us?," In collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory, $38,826. (May 14, 2018 - June 15, 2019).

"Quantifying Software Quality through Rigorous Testing and Test Automation: From Theory to Practice," In collaboration with Ontario Systems (Muncie, Indiana), $30,000. (November 1, 2016 - October 31, 2017).

"Towards Scalable Modeling for Rigorous Software Specification and Testing," In collaboration with Rockwell Collins, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Ontario Systems (Muncie, Indiana), $50,000. (November 1, 2014 - October 30, 2015).

"Combining rigorous specification and testing methodologies to achieve high quality assurance,"  In collaboration with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, $46,836. (January 2013 - December 2013).

Related Refereed Publications

Xue, Yufeng / BSU student, Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, Sun, Xin / BSU faculty, Song, Fengguang / IUPUI faculty (2018). On A Simpler and Faster Derivation of Single Use Reliability Mean and Variance for Model-Based Statistical Testing. Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2018) (pp. 635-640).

Xue, Yufeng / BSU student, Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, Tucker, John C. / Ontario Systems, Hammons, Becky / Ontario Systems, Wolfe, Michael / Ontario Systems (2017). Improving test adequacy and software reliability with practices of statistical testing. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Reliability Systems Engineering (CIRSE 2017).

Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, Xue, Yufeng / BSU student, Song, Fengguang/ IUPUI faculty (2017). A simpler and more direct derivation of system reliability using Markov chain usage models. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2017) (pp. 462-466).

Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, Xue, Yufeng / BSU student (2016). Merging software specifications focusing on different system boundaries. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (pp. 44-50).

Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, He, Jia / BSU student, Xue, Yufeng / BSU student (2015). An automated testing framework for statistical testing of GUI applications (pp. 72-79). Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE).

Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, He, Jia / BSU student, / Zhang, Y., Song, Fengguang / IUPUI faculty (2015). Quality assurance through rigorous software specification and testing: A case study (vol. 62, pp. 257-265). Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Soft Computing and Software Engineering (SCSE), Procedia Computer Science / Elsevier.

Lin, Lan / BSU faculty, He, Jia / BSU student, Song, Fengguang / IUPUI (2014). Usage modeling through sequence enumeration for automated statistical testing of a GUI application (pp. 82-85). Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS).

Researcher: Associate Professor Shaoen Wu

"Improving Software Code Security with Automated Vulnerability Analysis and Inference with Multi-Case Base Reasoning," In collaboration with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, $20,154. (May 15, 2018 - May 14, 2019).

Researchers: Distinguished Professor Wayne Zage & Assistant Professor Dolores Zage

"Code Duplication," , $65,026. (January 6, 2017 - July 31, 2018).

"MIDAS-Metrics IDentification of Attack Surfaces," In collaboration with U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, $25,556. (April 2013 - March 2014).

"Intrusion Detection System Visualization of Network Alerts," In collaboration with U.S. Army Research Laboratory, $75,095. (May 2012 - May 2013).

"Software Analytics," , $95,000. (August 2012 - July 2014).

"Using Design Metrics to Identify Fault-Prone Components in NASA Software Systems," In collaboration with NASA, $28,019. (August 2012 - July 2013).

"Intrusion Detection System Visualization of Network Alerts," In collaboration with U.S. Army Research Laboratory, $75,095. (May 2012 - May 2013).

Voting Systems Technical Oversight Project (VSTOP)

VSTOP is funded by the Indiana Secretary of State's Office to oversee voting machine technology and deployment across the state of Indiana. They help ensure that voting machines used comply with Indiana laws and that counties receive the needed technical information to operate them properly. VSTOP works directly both with the Secretary of State and the Indiana Election Commission.

VSTOP is co-directed by Jay Bagga of the Department of Computer Science and Bryan Byers of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. VSTOP is housed in the Bowen Center for Public Affairs which is affiliated with the Department of Political Science. For more information, see the VSTOP page on the Bowen Center's website.

External Funding (> $3 million)

Bagga, Kunwarjay S., Byers, Bryan D., Taylor, Charles David, "Voting System Technical Oversight Program," Sponsored by Indiana Secretary of State, $1,190,000. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019).

Bagga, Jay S (Co-Principal), Losco, Joe (Principal), "Voting Systems Technical Oversight Program," Sponsored by Indiana Secretary of State, $1,190,000. (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017).

Bagga, Kunwarjay S. (Co-Principal), "Voting Systems Technical Oversight Program," Sponsored by State of Indiana,  $500,000. (July 2013 - June 2015).

Bagga, Kunwarjay S. (Co-Principal), "Pre-election Logic and Accuracy Testing & Post Election Audit Initiative," Sponsored by U. S. Election Assistance Commission, $143,074. (January 2012 - April 2013).

Intelligent Computing and Communication Systems (ICCS) Lab

Shaoen Wu directs the ICCS lab dealing with the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical System, Smart Health, Autonomous Robotics, Wireless Communications and Networking.

See his webpage for a list of scholarly activity associated with this lab.

External Funding (> $700,000)

Wu, Shaoen, "Major Research Instrumentation: Acquisition of a GPU-based Cloud Infrastructure for Inter-/multi-disciplinary Research and Education at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $260,000. (January 10, 2017 - September 30, 2020).

Wu, Shaoen, "RUI: CCSS: Collaborative Research: Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Enabled Scalable Mobile Panoramic Video Surveillance," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $221,826. (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017).

Wu, Shaoen, "REU Supplement: RUI: CCSS: Collaborative Research: Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Enabled Scalable Mobile Panoramic Video Surveillance," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $16,000. (January 5, 2015 - August 31, 2017).

Wu, Shaoen, "ARM Software Donation," Sponsored by ARM Software, $190,000. (May 15, 2016 - May 14, 2017).

Wu, Shaoen, "Autonomous UAS for Environmental Management," Sponsored by Indiana Space Grant Consortium, $15,000. (May 17, 2014 - May 16, 2015).

Refereed Publications with BSU Students

Felemban, Ola Abdulrazzak / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty (2018). Constrained Time-Critical Routing For Multiple Mobile Agents. The 14th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018).

Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Kageza, Aaron / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty (2018). Removing Background with Semantic Segmentation Based on Ensemble Learning. 11th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications.

Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen / BSU student (2018). Distance Based User Localization and Tracking with Mechanical Ultrasonic Beamforming. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications  2018.

Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Liu, Qiwei / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen  / BSU faculty, Wang, H. / U. Mass@Dartmouth (2018). Indoor Human Activity Recognition Based on Ambient Radar with Signal Processing and Machine Learning. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications 2018.

Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty  (2018). Realtime Software Defined Self-Interference Cancellation Based on Machine Learning for In-Band Full Duplex Wireless Communications. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications  2018.

Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student (2017). In-band full duplex wireless communications and networking for IoT devices: Progress, challenges and opportunities. Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, 9.

Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU Student (2017). A Deep Residual Convolutional Neural Network For Facial Keypoint Detection with Missing Labels. Elsevier Signal Processing Journal, 144, 8.

Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student, Wang, H., Yang, Q. (2017). Masked Loss Residual Convolutional Neural Network For Facial Keypoint Detection. Proceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications.

Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty, Blair, Kelly / BSU student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU student, Guo, Hanqing / BSU student), Wang, K., Chen, L. (2017). Real Time Video Stitching by Exploring Temporal and Spatial Features. Proceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications.

Wu, Shaoen / BSU faculty, Rendall, Jacob / BSU student, Smith, Matthew / BSU student, Zhu, Shangyue / BSU Student, Xu, Junhong / BSU student, Yang, Qing / Montana State, Wang, Honggang / U. Mass @ Dartmouth (2017). Survey on Prediction Algorithms in Smart Homes. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 4(33), 9.