Sai Manoj Pudukotai Dinakarrao, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received funding for the project: “Cyber Sentinel: Safeguarding Autonomous Vehicle Supply Chains against Backdoors in Hardware.”
Pudukotai Dinakarrao is working with University of Virginia researchers who aim to deploy a backdoor attack mitigation and avoidance approach for vehicles.
Haiying Shen, Associate Professor, Computer Science; Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, will provide advice on the experiment.
Shen has extensive experience conducting experiments on connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs). She will provide advice on setting up the experimental environments, conducting the experiments, collecting experimental results and analyzing the results, and determining whether the approach is effective in mitigating and avoiding backdoor attacks.
Pudukotai Dinakarrao received $100,000 from the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority for this research. Funding began in Jan. 2024 and will end in Jan. 2025.
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