Pervasive Computing and Embedded Systems

Capturing the vision that computing and communication will be embedded almost everywhere, pervasive computing and embedded systems addresses wearable computer architecture and applications, sensor networks, real-time embedded operating systems, embedded system networking, smart spaces, dynamic service discovery, security and privacy, and mobility.

 

Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-9751
Email: cheng@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Xiuzhen "Susan" Cheng's research spans the broad area of wireless networking and mobile computing. She is currently working on a few projects that tackle the challenges of efficient network resource management, role-based access control and secure communications, dynamic spectrum access, and economically-robust/secure auctions. Professor Cheng is also interested in applying wireless networking to public health. She has been working on target vaccination based on social networks, security and privacy concerns in wireless body area networks, and safety enhancement via vehicle networks.


Bhagirath Narahari

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Services and Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-8323
Email: narahari@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Bhagirath Narahari's research addresses the design of computer systems, using integrated hardware-software approaches that meet software security and performance goals. Current projects focus on using additional hardware to design trusted embedded systems that are resilient to sophisticated attacks, including physical capture of devices and trojan circuits.


Rahul Simha

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-0396
Email: simha@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Rahul Simha has broad ranging research interests. He is happiest when exploring outside-the-box ideas, especially in collaboration with others. His current research interests include: cybersecurity (especially at the hardware-software interface), embedded systems and architecture, biological networks and complex systems, distributed control, STEM education, and algorithms that underpin online learning.