Funding

The following sources of support are gratefully acknowledged:

Funded Projects:
  1. Smart On-Board Satellite AGC Loop with Anti-Jamming Capability for Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping System – Phase II, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) / Intelligent Fusion TechnologyTran (PI), Total: $50,000; Performance period: 07/2021-06/2023
  2. SaTC: CORE: Small: A Practical Approach to Study Security in Wireless NetworksNSF – Computer and Network Systems, Bahrami (PI), Tran (Co-PI), and Maledi (Co-PI); Total: $500,000; Akron’s share: $500,000; Performance period: 10/2020-09/2023.
  3. Measurement and Analysis of SATCOM Operational Resiliency – Phase III – Multiagent Reinforcement Learning ApproachesLinquest CorporationTran (PI) (in collaboration with PI Nguyen from San Diego State University); Total: $50,000; My share: $15,000; Performance period: 10/2021-06/2022.
  4. Measurement and Analysis of SATCOM Operational Resiliency – Phase II – Deep Reinforcement Learning ApproachesLinquest CorporationTran (PI) (in collaboration with PI Nguyen from San Diego State University); Total: $50,000; My share: $25,000; Performance period: 08/2020-07/2021.
  5. Measurement and Analysis of SATCOM Operational Resiliency – Phase I – Game Theoretical and Reinforcement Learning ApproachesLinquest CorporationTran (PI) (in collaboration with PI Nguyen from San Diego State University); Total: $50,000; My share: $25,000; Performance period: 12/2019-08/2020.
  6. US Ignite: Collaborative Research: Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networking Enhancements to Support Collaborative, Problem-based STEM EducationNSF – Computer and Network Systems, Sastry (PI) and Tran (Co-PI), (in collaboration with PI Gokhale and Co-PI Biswas from Vanderbilt University); Total: $600,000; Akron’s share: $239,862; Performance period: 09/2015-08/2019.
  7. Collaborative Research: Full-Duplex Cognitive Radio: Theory and HardwareNSF – Electrical, Communications and Cyber SystemsTran (PI), (in collaboration with PI Karacolak from Washington State University Vancouver); Total: $359,765; Akron’s share: $200,396; Performance period: 07/2015-06/2019.
  8. BAA-15-002: Embedded Systems Security EducationDepartment of Defense (DOD) / Office of Naval Research (ONR)Tran (PI) and Madanayake (Co-PI) (in collaboration with PI Shetty and Co-PI Fan from Tennessee State University); Total: $600,000; Akron’s share: $360,000; Performance period: 07/2015-06/2018.
  9. REU Supplement: Collaborative Research: Full-Duplex Cognitive Radio: Theory and Hardware, NSF – Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems, Tran (PI), Total: $8,000; Performance period: 2016.
  10. Communication Systems Under Impulsive Interference: Theory and DesignFaculty Research Grant, University of AkronTran (PI), Total:  $10,000; Performance period: 2014-2015.
  11. Information-theoretic and Physical-layer Security Treatments for Wireless Relay NetworksFirestone Research, University of AkronTran (PI), Total: $10,000; Performance period: 2013-2014.
  12. Start-up Funds, Tran (PI)University of Akron.