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Stevens Dr. Subbalakshmi to Give a Keynote Address at SMi Conference on Software Defined Radio

Hoboken, NJ, February 18, 2011 --( Dr. K. P. Subbalakshmi, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been scheduled to speak at the 11th Annual SMi International Software Defined Radio Conference in London. Her keynote address will discuss the latest research on software-defined radio, including her own work on dynamic spectrum access (DSA) network security that is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice.

DSA networking lets unlicensed wireless users occupy vacant radio spectrum bands when they are not in use by the primary user, which both optimizes spectrum usage and makes the networks vulnerable to unique threats. Dr. Subbalakshmi’s talk will address security of DSA networks at several layers of the network protocol stack with examples from experimental results from a real-life test-bed that is currently being developed by her research group at Stevens Institute of Technology. Implications of these vulnerabilities on some emerging DSA standards will also be explained.

Dr. Subbalakshmi conducts research on dynamic spectrum access networks, Internet and media forensics, and aspects of wireless security. Her work is sponsored by multiple NSF grants, the National Institute of Justice, and several Department of Defense agencies. She is also the Vice President and Co-Founder of InStream Media, LLC, which provides a suite of software and Internet applications for statistical psycholinguistic text analytics.

Dr. Subbalakshmi is the North America Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Community on Cognitive Networks of IEEE COMSOC. She has also served as the Chair of the Security Special Interest Group of the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (also a part of COMSOC) and has acted as a Guest Editor or Associate Editor for several journals.

This international conference is attended by representatives of military, government, and industry who come to network with colleagues around the world and learn about emerging technologies and the future of software-defined radio from experts like Dr. Subbalakshmi. Other featured speakers include officers from U.S. and European military, academic researchers, and commercial telecommunications scientists.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens, The Innovation University(TM), is a world leader in the development of cognitive and software defined radio concepts and prototypes. The university is both aggressive and successful in pursuing funding for cutting edge faculty research and graduate student experience in software defined radio, signal processing, and wireless networking.

Based in London, SMi is a global leader in organizing business-to-business conferences and workshops on advanced topics in technology and industry leadership. Every year, business executives, government officials, military officers, and senior researchers from around the world attend over 150 SMi events held throughout Europe and Asia.

About Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stevens Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is home to a distinguished faculty conducting research on cutting edge hardware and software, supporting new horizons in wireless and multimedia networking, cognitive radio, and signal processing. Complementary instructional and hands-on lab facilities facilitate thorough theoretical and applied learning experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Funded research on campus and active partnerships between departments and regional institutions provide students with rich opportunities to explore problems on the horizon in electronic and data technologies. Visit the Department Web site to learn more:

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