CyLab's research strategy is holistic. Seven areas of research and development have been designated, spanning a wide range of technologies, systems and users. Each project meets the criteria of one or more research areas, with an aim towards building cross-functional and multi-disciplinary solutions and leveraging cross-cutting skills from faculty across the university, such as policy development, risk management or modeling. The objective is to build a new generation of technologies that will lead to measurable, available, secure, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems, as well as associated management and policy tools that enable successful exploitation of the new technologies.
The following areas of expertise are applied to research projects by leveraging the multi-disciplinary skills of faculty and graduate students at CyLab and across Carnegie Mellon.