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Secure & Intelligent Systems Lab

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Welcome to the webpage of the SIS Lab at the EE Dept. at USF!

We conduct interdisciplinary research using our expertise on machine learning and statistical signal processing.

Our current focus is on online machine learning (e.g., real-time classification and anomaly detection, reinforcement learning), and multimodal data fusion, and their applications in various domains such as cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, 5G communications, intelligent transportation systems, sea level rise, and social networks.
For detailed information please see the Research page.

News

6/3/20   One paper accepted to ICML 2020: "A Markov Decision Process Model for Socio-Economic Systems Impacted by Climate Change" [pdf]

4/18/20   One paper accepted to CVPR 2020 - AI City Workshop: "Fast Unsupervised Anomaly Detection in Traffic Videos" [pdf]

4/15/20   One paper accepted to CVPR 2020 - Workshop on Continual Learning in Computer Vision: "Continual Learning for Anomaly Detection in Surveillance Videos" [pdf]

4/4/20   One paper accepted to CVPR 2020 - Visual Learning with Limited Labels Workshop: "Any-Shot Sequential Anomaly Detection in Surveillance Videos" [pdf]

4/1/20   We are excited to receive a new grant from DOT for our project "Autonomous Track Inspection System based on Passive Sensing and Anomaly Detection"

3/31/20   We are receiving a new grant from Cyber Florida for our project "Online Learning and Visualization for Intrusion Detection and Prevention in Privacy-Enhanced IoT Networks"

1/21/20   New paper: "Real-Time Nonparametric Anomaly Detection in High-Dimensional Settings", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence [pdf]

9/29/19   New paper: "Sequential Model-Free Anomaly Detection for Big Data Streams" , 57th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing [pdf]

9/20/19   Best short paper honorable mention award from the RecSys 2019 conference! [link]

9/9/19   New paper: "Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Resource Allocation in Fog RAN for IoT With Heterogeneous Latency Requirements" , IEEE Access [pdf]

8/20/19   New paper: "Scenario Planning for Sea Level Rise via Reinforcement Learning" , IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) [pdf] Congratulations to Salman for his first publication!

8/20/19   New paper: "Dynamic Network Slicing for Fog Radio Access Networks" , IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) [pdf]

8/8/19   New paper: "A Probabilistic Framework to Incorporate Mixed-Data Type Features: Matrix Factorization with Multimodal Side Information" , Neurocomputing [pdf]

7/30/19   New paper: "Online Anomaly Detection in Multivariate Settings" , IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) [pdf]

7/5/19   New paper: "Secure Distributed Dynamic State Estimation in Wide-Area Smart Grids" , IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security [pdf]

6/25/19   New paper: "Quick and Accurate Attack Detection in Recommender Systems through User Attributes" , ACM Conference on Recommender Systems [pdf]

5/15/19   We are now soliciting papers for the GlobalSIP 2019 Symposium SIGNAL PROCESSING AND MACHINE LEARNING FOR SOCIAL GOOD.

5/13/19   New paper: "RAPID: Real-time Anomaly-based Preventive Intrusion Detection", ACM Workshop on Wireless Security and Machine Learning (WiseML 2019) [pdf]. Congratulations to Keval and Mahsa for their first publications!

5/13/19   Invited talk at the ACM Workshop on Wireless Security and Machine Learning (WiseML 2019): "Quick and Accurate Detection and Mitigation of IoT-Empowered Cyberattacks"

2/21/19   New paper: "Feature Selection in Gait Classification of Leg Length and Distal Mass", Informatics in Medicine Unlocked [pdf]

2/11/19   New paper: "Timely Detection and Mitigation of IoT-based Cyberattacks in the Smart Grid", Journal of the Franklin Institute [pdf]

2/5/19   New paper at ICC 2019: "Resource Allocation in Fog RAN for Heterogeneous IoT Environments based on Reinforcement Learning". Congratulations to Almuthanna for his first publication! [pdf]

2/5/19   New paper at ICASSP 2019: "Latent Heterogeneous Multilayer Community Detection". [pdf]

1/10/19   New paper at the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing: "Anomaly Detection in Partially Observed Traffic Networks". [pdf]

12/15/18   Dr. Kevin Wang has presented our interdisciplinary work "Big Data Analytics and Crimes in the Community" at the 2018 Meeting of The American Society of Criminology. [slides]

12/5/18  Dr. Yilmaz is serving as Industry Presentation Co-chair for the IEEE Globecom 2020

11/7/18  Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk titled "Scenario Planning for Sea Level Rise via Markov Decision Processes" at the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing [slides]

9/12/18   Congratulations to Ammar for his first publication! His paper will appear at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. [pdf]

8/30/18   Our paper "Real-Time Detection of Hybrid and Stealthy Cyber-Attacks in Smart Grid" is accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security [pdf]

4/3/18   Congratulations to Keval for winning two awards at the Hack-A-Bull hackathon!

3/26/18   The project website for our work Scenario Planning for Sea Level Rise in Tampa Bay is up and running: https://sites.google.com/site/nsfsccsealevelrise/

3/26/18   We are presenting our progress and demoing the first version of our Game of Sea Level Rise at the NSF S&CC PI meeting co-located with the Smart Cities Connect Conference and US Ignite Application Summit. See our project website for more information.

2/5/18   Our paper "Distributed Quickest Detection of Cyber-Attacks in Smart Grid" is accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security [pdf]

2/3/18   Our paper "Distributed Dynamic State Estimation and LQG Control in Resource-Constrained Networks" is accepted for publication at the IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks [pdf]

2/1/18  Dr. Yilmaz is serving as a guest editor for the special issue on AI-Enabled Cognitive Communications and Networking for IoT at the IEEE Internet of Things Journal

1/25/18  Deadline extended to 2/23/18 for the special issue on Machine Intelligence and Cyber Security for Cognitive Internet of Things [pdf]

12/10/17  Dr. Yilmaz is serving as a technical program committee member for the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2018

11/2/17  Dr. Yilmaz gave an invited talk titled "Nonparametric Sequential Change Detection for High-Dimensional Problems" at the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing [slides]

10/26/17  Dr. Yilmaz is serving as a technical program committee member for the Data Analytics for Cyber Security Workshop [pdf]

10/10/17   Our paper "Mitigating IoT-based Cyberattacks on the Smart Grid" will appear at ICMLA 2017 [pdf][slides]

9/25/17  Interview with TAF Network (in Turkish)

8/26/17   New grant from NSF for our project "Agent-based Scenario Planning for a Smart & Connected Community against Sea Level Rise in Tampa Bay" [link]

8/10/17   Dr. Yilmaz is serving as guest editor for the special issue on Machine Intelligence and Cyber Security for Cognitive Internet of Things [pdf]

7/13/17   Dr. Yilmaz is serving as vice chair of the Special Interest Group on AI Embedded Cognitive Networks

7/2/17   New grant from SCEEE for our work "Online Nonparametric Cyber Attack Detection"

6/26/17  Interview at Envision Magazine about our cybersecurity research

5/22/17   Our paper "Online Nonparametric Anomaly Detection based on Geometric Entropy Minimization" will appear at ISIT 2017 [pdf]