Welcome to the Cyber-security, Wireless Systems and Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab at Georgia Southern University!


The Cybersecurity, Wireless Systems and Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab at Georgia Southern University is founded and led by Dr. Danda B. Rawat. CWiNs Lab was founded in 2013 through the generous equipment support of Georgia Southern University and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).


The mission of the CWiNS lab is to advance the state-of-the-art technologies in wireless systems & networks, cyber security, networked systems (smart grid, CPS). The CWiNS group engages in fundamental research on cognitive radio networks, software defined networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, cyber and network security, cyber physical systems, information theory for wireless networks and research/project based education. The CWiNS lab provides a diverse and rich educational and research environment promoting interdisciplinary research projects. Furthermore, the CWiNS lab also serves as a diverse and rich educational center serving the students of the university as well as its region. 

Research Philosophy 

Our research philosophy can be summarized as SOLVE, i.e., specify problem from the real-world, design its theoretical framework and solutions, evaluate/validate the solution and prototype it.

Research Projects

CWiNs group is currently working on the following projects
  • Opportunistic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio Networks: Secure resource allocation in cognitive radio networks, power control and pre-coding design in multi-user cognitive radio networks, security in cognitive radio networks, network economics and game theoretic approaches, and transmitter & receiver optimization to support quality of service in cognitive radio networks.
  • Vehicular Communications and Networking for Smart Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems: Cross Layer design for robust information dissemination algorithms, transportation CPS security, Machine-to-Machine communication for vehicular network, reliable routing, security, privacy and trust in Intelligent Transportation CPS. 
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things: Security and Privacy in CPS, Networking and Communication for CPS, Smart grid/energy CPS, and e-healthcare CPS. 
  • Unmanned Aerial and 3-D Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks: Robust communication, computing and control systems for UAV Networks.
  • Wireless Sensor & Actuator Networks, and Embedded Systems: energy-efficient and fault-tolerance network protocols and algorithms, monitoring large infrastructures, wind turbines, road, farm, etc
  • Cyber Security: security and privacy in wireless networks and mobile computing, cognitive radio networks security, cross-layer methods for security enhancement, location privacy, Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing, Network, host and VM security.
  • Software Defined Networks: Networks Protocols, Software Defined Networks, Cognitive Network Protocols.

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