A primary mission of ODU's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER) is to develop high-impact, cross-disciplinary research initiatives that center on cybersecurity and be a source of cybersecurity expertise to the University, the Hampton Roads region, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking Innovation (CCNI) Lab
Dr. Chunsheng Xin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
The Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking Innovation (CCNI) Lab at Old Dominion University was founded in 2013 by Dr. ChunSheng Xin through the generous support of Old Dominion University and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Critical Infrastructure Resillience Institute
Dr. Sachin Shetty, Dept. MSVE & VMASC
From aging systems to natural disasters, and from equipment failures to deliberate attacks by hostile entities, critical infrastructure systems are facing a myriad of challenges. Solutions must address the cyber, physical, and human dimensions so CIRI has assembled an interdisciplinary team that draws expertise from engineering, business, law, political science, economics, and more.
Dr. Jeremiah Still, Dept. of Psychology
Implicit cognitive processes that can be used to help designers develop intuitive interfaces. The PoD lab is currently developing models to predict eye movements within interfaces. Helping designers guide users effectively through interfaces.
Moral & Political Philosophy of Information Flows
Dr. D.E. Wittkower, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies
Thinking about information ethics in terms of data ownership and PII (personally identifiable information) fails to capture the rich and complicated ways that information flows mediate and modulate personal relationships, build or squander trust and brand identification in digital commerce, and build user-technology relationships. Use of ethics of care in addition to the legal-juridical model of privacy can also help programmers and designers to better think about users' mental models of privacy, and can help brands relate to users and consumers in a more mindful and respectful way. It is also of central importance to consider how user identity (e.g. race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, etc.) conditions information flows, and how design and development often produces effects that exacerbate existing inequalities unless it is actively anti-discriminatory.
Healthcare Information Security
Dr. Sachin Shetty, Dept. of MSVE & VMASC in Collaboration with Sentara Healthcare
Old Dominion University and Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare have teamed up to test the mettle of the blockchain digital ledger tool and assess its ability to protect the integrity of personal health data in the cloud.