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Tricia Chigan

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Chunxiao (Tricia) ChiganAssociate Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Electrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4000
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Research Interests

Communication Networks; Network Security

Cyber Security & Information Assurance; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Cognitive Radio Networks & Security; Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks; Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications.

Education

  • Ph D: Electrical Engineering, (2002), State University of New York - Stony Brook, NY
  • MS: Electrical Engineering, (2000), State University of New York, Stony Brook. - Stony Brook, New York
  • MS: Biomedical Engineering & Instrumentation, (1996), University of Science and Technology of China - Hefei, China

Biography

Dr. Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at UMass Lowell. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in August of 2012, she was an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. She has been actively conducting research and publishing in the areas of Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications. Her research in these areas has been sponsored by National Science Foundation, US Army Research Lab, US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center, and the Innovation Center of EATON Corporation.? She was a recipient of Michigan Tech Research Excellent Fund (REF) award (2004), and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award (2007).? She is also active in academic service. She regularly serves as the technical program committee (TPC) member for leading IEEE conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE WCNC. In 2009, she served as the TPC Co-Chair for the Ad-Hoc, Sensor and Networking Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM. She has also been frequently serving on panels for several NSF programs. Currently, she serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2007) - NSF
  • Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund (REF) Award (2004) - Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund
  • Ericsson Messaging Systems Summer Research & Development Award (1999) - Ericsson Messaging Systems
  • Guanghua Scholarship of University of Science & Technology of China (1995), Service, University - University of Science & Technology of China
  • Anhui Province Scientific & Technological Achievement Award (1993) - Anhui Province

Selected Publications

  • Li, L., Chigan, C. (2016) "A Virtual MIMO based anti-jamming strategy for cognitive radio networks," pp. 1–6
  • Zou, C., Chigan, C. (2016) "Dynamic spectrum access-based cryptosystem for cognitive radio networks.," Security and Communication Networks 17 pp. 4151
  • Li, L., Chigan, C. (2016) "Pragmatic Security Issues and Solutions for Spectrum Sharing in Wireless Networks," Taylor & Francis LLC, CRC Press
  • Demirdogen, I., Li, L., Chigan, C. (2015) "'FEC-Driven Network Coding based Pollution Attack Defense in Cognitive Radio Networks," 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) - Workshop on Smart Spectrum
  • Yuan, S., Li, L., Chigan, C. (2015) "A Selfishness-aware Coexistence Scheme for 802.22 and 802.11af Networks," 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) - Workshop on Smart Spectrum
  • Demirdogen, I., Li, L., Chigan, C. (2014) "'FEC-Driven Network Coding based Pollution Attack Defense in Cognitive Radio Networks," The 2014 Annual ACSC Annual Conference Poster Session
  • Yuan, S., Li, L., Chigan, C. (2014) "A Selfishness-aware Coexistence Scheme for 802.22 and 802.11af Networks," The 2014 Annual ACSC Annual Conference Poster Session
  • Li, L., Chigan, C. (2014) "Security-Oriented DSA for Network Access Control in Cognitive Radio Networks," The 2014 Annual ACSC Annual Conference Poster Session
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C. (2014) "On Joint Privacy and Reputation Assurance for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 13:10 pp. 2334-2344
  • Li, L., Chigan, C. (2014) "Fuzzy C-Means clustering based secure fusion strategy in collaborative spectrum sensing," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
  • Liu, C., Chigan, C., Gao, C. (2013) "Compressive sensing based data collection in VANETs," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC pp. 1756-1761
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C., Gao, C. (2013) "STCP2: Short-time certificate-based privacy protection for vehicular ad hoc networks," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC pp. 1762-1767
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C. (2012) "Joint privacy and reputation assurance for VANETs," IEEE International Conference on Communications pp. 560-565
  • Fettinger, N., Ten, C., Chigan, C. (2012) "Minimizing residential distribution system operating costs by intelligently scheduling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging," 2012 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2012
  • Li, Z., Liu, C., Chigan, C. (2012) "On Secure VANET-Based Ad Dissemination With Pragmatic Cost and Effect Control," Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on PP:99 pp. 1-12
  • Liu, C., Chigan, C. (2012) "RPB-MD: Providing robust message dissemination for vehicular ad hoc networks," Ad Hoc Networks 10:3 pp. 497-511
  • Li, Z., Liu, C., Chigan, C. (2012) "VehicleView: a universal system for vehicle performance monitoring and analysis based on VANETs," Wireless Communications, IEEE 19:5 pp. 90-96
  • Li, Z., Liu, C., Chigan, C. (2011) "GPAS: A general-purpose automatic survey system based on vehicular ad hoc networks," IEEE Wireless Communications 18:4 pp. 61-66
  • Zhengming Li, ., Congyi Liu, ., Chigan, C. (2011) "GPAS: A general-purpose automatic survey system based on vehicular ad hoc networks," Wireless Communications, IEEE 18:4 pp. 61-66
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C. (2011) "LEAPER: A lightweight reliable and faithful data packet relaying framework for VANETs," Ad Hoc Networks 9:3 pp. 418-429
  • Li, Z., Chigan, C. (2011) "RAMV: Ensuring resource-aware message verification in VANETs," Security and Communication Networks 4:7 pp. 771-784
  • Ukkusuri, S., Wang, Y., Chigan, C. (2011) "Special Issue on Exploiting Wireless Communication Technologies in Vehicular Transportation Networks," Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on 12:3 pp. 633-634
  • Zou, C., Chigan, C. (2009) "On game theoretic DSA-driven MAC for cognitive radio networks," Computer Communications 32:18 pp. 1944-1954
  • Tian, Z., Chigan, C., Zou, C. (2008) "Development and Trends in Medium Access Control Design for Cognitive Radio Networks," Cognitive Radio Networks pp. 127-177
  • Zou, C., Jin, T., Chigan, C., Tian, Z. (2008) "QoS-aware distributed spectrum sharing for heterogeneous wireless cognitive networks," Computer Networks 52:4 pp. 864-878
  • Wang, Z., Chigan, C. (2007) "Cooperation enhancement for message transmission in VANETs," Wireless Personal Communications 43:1 pp. 141-156
  • Chigan, C., Li, L., Ye, Y. (2007) "Self-adaptive approach for resource-aware security provisioning in wireless ad hoc networks," Information Security, IET 1:4 pp. 152-162
  • Chigan, C., Atkinson, G.W., Nagarajan, R. (2003) "Cost Effectiveness of Joint Multilayer Protection in Packet-over-Optical Networks," Journal of Lightwave Technology 21:11 pp. 2694-2704

Selected Presentations

  • "On the Capacitated Loss Network with Heterogeneous Traffic and Contiguous Resource Allocation Constraints" - Applied Telecommunication Symposium (ASTC 01), April 2011
  • Dynamic Spectrum Allocation Based Confidentiality for Cognitive Radio Networks, December 2010
  • Structure-less Message Aggregation (SLMA): Reliably and Efficiently Improve Information Precision and Certainty for VANETs - IEEE Global Communications Conference, December 2010
  • Delay-aware Transmission Range Control for VANETs - IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), December 2010
  • On Resource Aware Message Verification in VANETs - IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), December 2010
  • AWF-NA: A Complete Solution for Tampered Packet Detection in VANETs - IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 08), November 2008
  • RPB-MD: A Novel Robust Message Dissemination Method for VANETs - IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 08), November 2008
  • A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Stochastic Modeling of Multi-Dependent Systems - 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), May 2008
  • A Game Theoretic DSA-driven MAC Framework for Cognitive Radio Networks - IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), May 2008
  • A Security-enabled Wireless Token Cluster MAC Protocol with Intelligent Token Policy - IEEE Military Communication Conference (MILCOM 2007), October 2007 - Orlando, FL
  • A Delay-Bounded Dynamic Interactive Power Control Algorithm for VANETs - IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), June 2007
  • Countermeasure Uncooperative Behaviors with Dynamic TrustToken in VANETs - IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), June 2007
  • A New Paradigm for Reliable Hard-Real-Time WSNs - IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS-06), December 2006
  • Game-theoretic Distributed Spectrum Sharing for Wireless Cognitive Networks with Heterogeneous QoS - IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 06), November 2006
  • RPB-MACn: A Relative Position Based Collision-free MAC Nucleus for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks - IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 06), November 2006
  • Token Routing: A Power Efficient Method for Securing AODV Routing Protocol - IEEE International Conference On Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC06), April 2006
  • Compact Routing Discovery Protocol with Lower Communication Complexity - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC06), April 2006
  • Turing Assessor: A New Tool for Cyber Security Quantification - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC06), April 2006
  • QoS Provisioning in Ubiquitous Telemedicine Networks - -Workshop On Pervasive and Ubiquitous Health Care (UbiCare06), March 2006
  • A Generic Packet-Dropping Detection Mechanism Augmented with Efficient Power Saving in Ad Hoc Networks - Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Defense and Security, pp.1-10, March 2006., March 2006
  • DAHA: A Novel Mechanism for Wormhole Attack Detection in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks - SPIE Symposium on Defense and Security...pp. 1-11, March 2006., March 2006
  • SARA: a Self-adaptive and Resource-aware Approach to Secure Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks - SPIE Proceedings of Symposium on Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland, 2005
  • SPAR: A Security- and Power- aware Co-design Approach for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks - SPIE Proceedings of Symposium on Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland, 2005
  • Providing QoS for Sensor Enabled Emergency Applications - IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS05), November 2005
  • Resource-aware Self-Adaptive Security Provisioning in Mobile AdHoc Networks - IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC05), March 2005
  • Balancing Security against Performance in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2004-Fall), September 2004
  • Secure Nodes Misbehavior in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2004-Fall), September 2004
  • Providing Unified Security Mechanisms for MANET Network Layer - 2004 International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PCC'04), June 2004
  • Towards A Perfect Secure Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - 2004 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'04), June 2004
  • "Simplify Mathematical Modeling of Joint Multilyer Network Restoration via Sampling Technique " - Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), April 2004
  • Effects of Bandwidth Sharing on Optimal Complete Partitioning Policy - Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), April 2004
  • On the Modeling Issue of Joint Cross-Layer Network Protection/Restoration - Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference 2004 (ASTC'04), April 2004
  • Cross-Layer Network Restoration with Discrete Linear or Step Link Cost Function - 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2003
  • Demuxing Models in Joint Multilayer Restoration for Packet-over-Optical Networks - 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2003
  • Topology Mapping: An Approach to Simplify Mathematic Modeling of Multilayer Networks - 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), March 2003
  • On Joint Restoration of Packet-over-Optical Networks - 18th Annual Conference of National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOECÕ02), September 2002
  • Mathematical Programming for Joint Restoration of IP over Optical Networks - 36th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, March 2002

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Chigan, C., Atkinson, G., Nagarajan, R."Joint-Layer Restoration in Packet-over-Optical Networks," 7346277 United States
  • - Chigan, C."Collision-Free Media Access Control (MAC) Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): “CNS-1017887: Security Provisioning for Cognitive Radio Networks” (2010), Grant -
    Chigan, C. (Principal)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award: “CNS-0644056: Research on Real-time Robust and Secure Communications for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks” (2007), -
    Chigan, C. (Principal)
  • US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Research Grant: “Radio Frequency and Optical Networking of RFID Tags and Environmental Sensors, Research, and Laboratory Support” (2006), Grant -
    Chigan, C. (Co-Principal), Roggemann, M., Zekavat, S., Tan, J., Tian, Z., Schultz, T.
  • US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Grant: “Improved Atmospheric Sensing, Laser Beam Control, and Novel Sensors for Communications, Logistics, and Surveillance” (2006), Grant -
    Chigan, C. (Co-Principal), Roggemann, M., Zekavat, S., Tan, J., Tian, Z., Schultz, T.
  • Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund (REF) Award: “Security Framework for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks” (2004), -
    Chigan, C. (Principal)
  • Research Fund from the Innovation Center of Eaton Corporation: “Design and Simulation of Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks” (2005), Sponsored Research -
    Chigan, C. (Principal)