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Cyber Defense Lab

Cyber Defense Lab (CDL) is the primary research lab within the CSEE department’s Center for Information Security and Assurance.  Among other things, CDL hosts an isolated environment where students can research topics that would normally be considered too dangerous or disruptive to network and system resources or to be investigated in other computer labs.

Located in UMBC’s Information Technology/Engineering Building (228), the CDL meets bi-weekly and hosts both a free distinguished lecture series on information security and student presentations on current research.

Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics

CARTA is an NSF sponsored IUCRC center focused on cutting edge inter-disciplinary research in real time analytics using next generation accelerated hardware.

Real time analytics is the leading edge of a smart data revolution, pushed by Internet advances in sensor hardware on one side and AI/ML streaming acceleration on the other. CARTA explores the realm streaming applications of Magna Analytics. The center works with next-generation hardware technologies, like the IBM Minsky with onboard GPU accelerated processors and Flash RAM, and smart cyber-physical sensor systems to build cognitive analytics systems and active storage devices for real time analytics. This will lead to the automated ingestion and simultaneous analytics of Big Datasets generated in various domains including cybersecurity, gealthcare, Internet of Things (IoT) and the scientific arena, and the creation of self learning, self correcting “smart” systems.

UMBC ebiquity

ebiquity’s research explores the interactions between mobile and pervasive computing, the (semantic) web and web 2.0/3.0/4.0, multi-agent systems and artificial intelligence, security/privacy/trust, and services. Group members have research interests in areas such as distributed systems, wireless networking, pervasive/mobile systems, ad-hoc networks, knowledge representation and reasoning, data management and databases, information retrieval, machine learning, personalization, security and privacy, web/data-mining, multi-agent systems and HPCC. Lab research is driven by applications in the e-sevices area — context aware environments (meeting rooms, surgical suites), social media and blogosphere, wireless web, VANETs, e-commerce and m-commerce, etc.

Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR)

Housed in the Center for Social Science Scholarship, the Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is the principal center for social science and public policy research at UMBC. MIPAR links the analytical resources of the University with policymakers in the state and region, conducting opinion research, policy analyses, and program evaluations on a variety of topics, including cybersecurity issues at the state and local levels. MIPAR activities are supported by federal, state, and local governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations.