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Virgil Gligor

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Virgil Gligor

Research Areas

Next Generation Secure and Available Networks, Secure Home Computing, Security of Cyber-Physical Systems, Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Cryptography, Software Security

Biography

Virgil D. Gligor is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Gligor received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland (1976 – 2007). Gligor was a Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge (1999), ETH Zurich (2005), EPF Lausanne (2006), and a Research Professor at Singapore Management University and University of Maryland (2008-2011). He was a consultant to the Burroughs (1977-1981) and IBM (1984-1999) corporations, and has served on Microsoft’s Trusted Computing Academic Advisory Board (since 2002), SAP’s Security Advisory Board (since 2011), and Queen’s University Belfast CSIT Advisory Board (since 2012).

For nearly four decades, Professor Gligor’s research interests have ranged from access control mechanisms, penetration analysis, and denial-of-service protection to cryptographic protocols and applied cryptography. His research addresses problems of trustworthy computing in the presence of an active adversary (e.g., malware, malicious insiders) and next generation secure Internet.

Gligor served the profession as the chair or co-chair of several conferences and symposia, including the ACM Computer and Communication Security Conference, IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium, the Internet Society’s Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, the IEEE Dependable Computing for Critical Applications, and IEEE-ACM Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Databases. Gligor was an editorial board member of several IEEE and ACM journals, and the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Professor Gligor as the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Innovation Award for security and privacy research. The award, bestowed by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control, recognized Gligor’s innovations in secure operating systems as well as covert channel analysis, intrusion detection, and secure wireless sensor networks.

Professor Gligor also received the 2006 National Information Security Award for pioneering research in information security, an award jointly given by the National Security Agency and National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US.

In 2013, Gligor received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for pioneering work and leadership in the area of computer and network security.

Education

B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. , University of California at Berkeley.

Research Projects

Cyber-Security Threats to Industrial Control Systems

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices | Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Soo Bum Lee

Deterrence via Intermittent Auditing

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Anupam Datta, Virgil Gligor

Information and Influence Propagation in Social Networks

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan

Next Generation Available Internet

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices | Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Adrian Perrig, Soo Bum Lee

Robust Connectivity in the Presence of Insecure and Unreliable Links in Ad-Hoc Networks

Research Area: Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan

Trust Establishment in Interactive Human Protocols Over the Internet

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Adrian Perrig, Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim

Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Anupam Datta, Adrian Perrig, Amit Vasudevan, Limin Jia

Verifiable Properties of Computations Outsourced to the Cloud

Cross Cutting Thrusts: Cryptography
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Anupam Datta, Amit Vasudevan

SCION: Scalability, Control, and Isolation On Next-Generation Networks

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices | Next Generation Secure and Available Networks
Researchers: Adrian Perrig, Dave Andersen, Virgil Gligor, Soo Bum Lee

Security for Cloud Clients with Rich Controlled Sharing

Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Adrian Perrig, James Newsome, Jonathan McCune, Collin Jackson, Eric Chen

Lockdown: A Safe and Practical Environment for Security Applications

Research Area: Secure Home Computing | Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices
Researchers: Virgil Gligor, Adrian Perrig, Amit Vasudevan

XTREC: Secure Real-time Execution Trace Recording and Analysis on Commodity Platforms

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices | Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Software Security
Researchers: Adrian Perrig, Virgil Gligor, Amit Vasudevan

Trusted Computing

Research Area: Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Devices
Researchers: Anupam Datta, Adrian Perrig, Virgil Gligor, Amit Vasudevan

Publications

"Applications of Random Intersection Graphs to Secure Sensor Networks – Connectivity Results". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, SIAM Workshop on Network Science 2015.

"On k-Connectivity and Minimum Vertex Degree in Random s-Intersection Graphs". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor,SIAM Meeting on Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO 2015), 2015.

"On the strengths of connectivity and robustness in general random intersection graphs". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.

"Dancing with the Adversary: A Tale of Wimps and Giants". V. D. Gligor,  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. Security Protocols XXII, pp. 100-115, 2014.

"Routing Bottlenecks in the Internet: Causes, Exploits, and Countermeasures". M. S. Kang and V. D. Gligor, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security Proceedings, pp. 321-333, 2014.

"Connectivity in Secure Wireless Sensor Networks under Trans- mission Constraints". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor,  Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2014.

"On secure and reliable communications in wireless sensor networks: Towards k-connectivity under a random pairwise key predistribution scheme". F. Yavuz, J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor,  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2014.

"On Topological Properties of Wireless Sensor Networks under the q-Composite Key Predistribution Scheme with On/Off Channels". J. Zhao, O. Yagan, and V. D. Gligor,  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2014.

"CoDef: Collaborative Defense Against Large-Scale Link-Flooding Attacks". Lee, S. B., Kang, M. S., & Gligor, V. D. (2013). CoNEXT: International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies.

"KISS: "Key it Simple and Secure" Corporate Key Management". Zhou, Z., Han, J., Lin, Y.-H., Perrig, A., & Gligor, V. D. (2013). International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST).

"Secure k-connectivity in wireless sensor networks under an on/off channel model". Zhao, J., Yagan, O., & Gligor, V. D. (2013). IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2013(7), 2790 - 2794.

"STRIDE: Sanctuary Trail -- Refuge from Internet DDoS Entrapment". Hsiao, H.-C., Kim, T. H.-J., Lee, S. B., Zhang, X., Yoo, S., Gligor, V. D., & Perrig, A. (2013). ASIACCS: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communication Security.

"The Crossfire Attack". Kang, M. S., Lee, S. B., & Gligor, V. D. (2013).  IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.