Cyber Security

Safegarding our nation’s information systems

With computers networks reaching into all aspects of life, keeping data secure is central to the well-being, security, and productivity of our society.

One of our most important security priorities is protecting the domestic power grid. Professor Yan (Lindsay) Sun has pioneered a holistic approach to addressing power grid security challenges by analyzing information, signal processing, and networking.

Elsewhere, researchers are developing better secure network protocols that route packets of digital information to their destinations. Faculty and students are working to help people know what online information they can trust when deciding whether to make a purchase, entrust their child to a daycare, or vote for a candidate. Our researchers are looking at ways to manage online reputations, promote trustworthy social computing and secure elections, and to identify deep fake videos.


  • Yan Sun Professor Yan Sun Honored By Her Alma Mater For Career Accomplishments - URI Professor Yan (Lindsay) Sun returned to her alma mater, the University of Maryland, to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made significant and meritorious contributions to their fields.
  • submarine Wave of the Future - Faculty and students in URI’s College of Engineering are partnering with federal defense and private industries to advance naval technology and keep the U.S. submarine fleet ahead of those from other countries. 

Faculty

Assistant Professor

Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

401.874.5846yu_bi@uri.edu

Assistant Professor

Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

401.874.2643huilin@uri.edu

Professor

Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

401.874.5803yansun@uri.edu

We need to protect data, people and the national infrastructure. I am driven by a sense of urgency to combat these threats to our security.
Yan Sun