Wireless Innovation and Cybersecurity Lab (WICL)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aerial View of the George Mason Fairfax Campus
Current Funded Research
  • Hardening Cybersecurity for mmWave Massive MIMO 5G Networks at Physical Layer
    Kai Zeng (PI)
    Army Research Office (ARO). 2021 - 2024
  • EPIC SWaPD: Energy-Preserving IoT Cryptography for Small Weight and Power Devices
    Brian Mark (PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI), Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao (Co-PI), Khaled N. Khasawneh (Co-PI)
    DARPA OPS-5G/Kryptowire LLC. 2020 -2024
  • Advancements in Low-Latency, Resilient and Energy-Efficient 5G Network for Smart Warehouse
    Kai Zeng (Co-PI), VT-ARC (Lead)
    NSC. 2020 - 2023
  • Privacy-Preserving and Trustworthy Spectrum Sharing
    Kai Zeng (PI)
    Microsoft Inc.. 2021 - 2022
  • Enhancing the NOVA Node with 5G mmWave Capabilities
    Duminda Wijesekera (PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI), Brian Mark, Yue Wang, Paulo Costa, Zoran Duric, CinDao Kan, Mingkui Wei, Chi Yang, Bo Yu, Ahmed Salman, Sammy El-Tawab, Ying Wang, Santos Jha
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI). 2021 - 2022
  • Enhancing 5G Wireless Network Security with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
    Kai Zeng (PI), Brian Mark, Lingjia Liu, Changqing Luo
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI). 2021
  • SmallSat Cybersecurity and Resiliency
    Piotr Pachowicz (PI), Krzysztof M. Gaj, Kai Zeng (Co-PI), Jens-Peter Kaps
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI). 2021
  • Secure and Privacy Preserving 5G Network for Connected Vehicles
    Sachin Shetty (PI), Tan Le, Duminda Wijesekera, Kai Zeng (Co-PI), Cong Shen, Jeff Reed, Vijay Shah
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI). 2021
  • Secure 5G Wireless Networks
    Kai Zeng (PI)
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) - CCI Fellow. 2020 - 2022
  • Secure 5G Wireless Communications
    Kai Zeng (PI), Brian Mark (Co-PI), Zhi Tian (Co-PI), Veena Ravishankar (Co-PI)
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative(CCI). 2019 - 2021
  • Physically-Enforced Security for Vehicle Telematics
    Colin Dunn (PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI)
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) NoVA Node. 2020 - 2021
  • Cyber Security of Transportation Networks
    Duminda Wijesekera (PI), Cing-Dao Kan, James Jones, Paulo Costa, Zoran Duric, Kai Zeng (Co-PI)
    Virginia Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI). 2019 - 2021
Past Funded Research
  • Best Practices in Cybersecurity for Utilities: Secure Remote Access
    Kai Zeng (PI)
    Protect Our Power. 2019 - 2020
  • Conference and Symposia Grants: IEEE CNS Conference Student Travel Support Proposal
    Kai Zeng (PI)
    ARO. 2018 - 2020
  • Cyber P3 Scholarship Program
    Peggy Brouse (PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI), and James Jones (Co-PI)
    NSA. 2018 - 2020
  • TWC: Small: Secure Near Field Communications between Mobile Devices
    K. Zeng (PI)
    National Science Foundation. 2016 - 2019
  • COTS Approach to Information Security
    Sushil Jajodia (PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI), and Kun Sun (Co-PI)
    Progeny Systems (DoD STTR, Phase II). 2016 - 2019
  • USAR's Cyber Solider Development
    Peggy Brouse (PI), James Jones (Co-PI), Kai Zeng (Co-PI)
    NSA. 2016 - 2017
  • Assessing Emergent Risks in Interdependent Transportation and Communication Systems
    Shanjiang Zhu (PI), David Lattanzi (Co-PI), Laurie Schintler (Co-PI), Qing Tian (Co-PI), and Kai Zeng (Co-PI)
    GMU Provost Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives. 2016 - 2017
  • CAREER: Towards Reliable and Efficient Network Monitoring in White Space
    K. Zeng (PI)
    National Science Foundation. 2012 - 2017
  • EARS: Collaborative Research: Intelligence Measure of Cognitive Radio Networks
    Kai Zeng (PI), Xiaohua Li (PI), Yu Chen (Co-PI)
    National Science Foundation. 2015-2018
  • Secure Communications in Wireless Environments
    Bernd-Peter Paris (PI) and Kai Zeng (Co-PI)
    MITRE Cooperation. 2016 - 2019
  • Securing Implantable Medical Device Communication
    K. Zeng (PI)
    University of Michigan - Dearborn, Faculty Research Initiation and Seed Grant. 2014
  • Multipath Physical Layer Authentication in Multihop Wireless Networks
    K. Zeng (PI)
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) Extension Grant. 2013
  • Development of DSRC radios upon the IEEE 802.11p standard and physical layer security for automated and connected vehicles applications
    Weidong Xiang (PI), K. Zeng (Co-PI)
    Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC). 2014 - 2015