Smart Mobile Computing | FAU Tecore Networks Lab

Job Opening … A Postdoctoral Fellow is Needed

A postdoctoral fellow is sought to conduct research on Deception-Based Security of IOBT (Internet of Battlefield Things) Networks funded by a DoD grant under the supervision of Prof. Imad Mahgoub in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).The selected candidate can start immediately. The position is initially for one year, extendable to two more years.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field, with a background in the following areas: machine learning (transfer and reinforcement learning), security of IoBT and IoT networks, and game theory.

If you are interested, please send your CV to Prof. Mahgoub at ASAP.

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Using wireless sensor technology to create smart platforms that enable efficient, context-aware, real-time, and intelligent engineering systems to enrich and advance research and discovery


Smart platforM for Advancing pRudenT DiscoveRy In Vehicular Environments: The smart-drive initiative is focused on developing a multi-technology IEEE WAVE-compliant vehicular networking platform. Current activities involve research and design of efficient protocols and applications for vehicular networks, big data analytics for incident prediction, and design & development of the Vehicular Multi-technology Communication Device (VMCD) (supported by NSF MRI Grant #1229616) and vehicular network testbed at FAU using both WAVE and cellular data path technologies.


Smart Health Care Technology: The smart-health research focuses on technology involving body nets and wearable sensors for healthcare monitoring for prevention and cure. Research areas include early detection of Atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea.

About Us

The Smart Mobile Computing (SMC) research group is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Imad Mahgoub, the Tecore Endowed Chair Professor, in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The SMC group conducts research in wireless sensor networking, mobile computing and networking, and their specializations such as vehicular networks, body nets, and supporting applications and platforms. Our research is generously funded by NSF as well as our industry partners and sponsors.

Tecore Networks has funded the Tecore Networks Lab, home to our researchers and had donated a GSM and CDMA Mobile Switching Center, Cellular Base Station and network ancillaries to be used for training and research projects.

The Smart Drive research team, in conjunction with tkLABS Technology Solutions, has created an IEEE 1609-enabled Vehicular Multi-technology Communication Device (VMCD) and vehicular testbed with capabilities that enable both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication (This was supported by NSF MRI Grant #1229616).


Network and Simulation Tools

12 Feb 2014 Posted by admin in Publications

Gamess, E.; Mahgoub, I.; Rathod, M., Scalability evaluation of two network simulation tools for   Vehicular Ad hoc Networks,  Wireless  Advanced (WiAd), 2012 , vol., no., pp.58,63, 25-27 June 2012  doi: 10.1109/WiAd.2012.6296568

M. Slavik, I. Mahgoub, and M. Rathod. Statistical Broadcast Protocol Design with WiBDAT: Wireless Broadcast Design and Analysis Tool.  In Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking  Conference (WCNC 2010), Cancun, Mexico,  March 2011.

Vehicular Networks

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Clyde Carryl, Mohammad Ilyas, Imad Mahgoub, Monika Rathod.; The PEV Security Challenges to the Smart Grid: Analysis of  Threats and  Mitigation Strategies. ICCVE December 2013. In Press.

Padron, F.M.; Mahgoub, I.; Rathod, M.. VANET-based privacy preserving scheme for  detecting  traffic congestion, High Capacity Optical  Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2012 9th  International Conference on , vol., no., pp.066,071,  12-14 Dec. 2012 doi:  10.1109/HONET.2012.6421436

Wireless Network Analysis, Security and Performance

12 Feb 2014 Posted by admin in Publications

M. Slavik and I. Mahgoub. Applying machine learning to the design of multi-hop broadcast protocols for vanet. In Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011 7th International, pages 1742 –1747, July 2011.

M. Slavik and I. Mahgoub. On the Scalability of Wireless Multi-Hop Broadcast Protocols with Respect to Density in VANET. In The International Conference on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT-2011), Aqaba, Jordan, March 2011.

Michael J Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, and Ahmed Badi. Analytical modeling of spatial variation of energy dissipation in cluster-based wireless sensor networks. In IEEE Wirless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2010), Cancun, Mexico, March 2011.

Ahmed Badi, Imad Mahgoub, Michael J Slavik, and Mohammad Ilyas. Investigation of the effects of network density on the optimal number of clusters in hierarchical wireless sensor networks (wsns). In High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET2010), Cairo, Egypt, December 2010.

Michael J Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, Ahmed Badi, and Mohammad Ilyas. Analytical model of energy consumption in hierarchical wireless sensor networks. In High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET2010), Cairo, Egypt, December 2010.

Ahmed Badi, Imad Mahgoub, and Michael J Slavik. Pervasive Communications Handbook, chapter Analysis and classification of reliable protocols for pervasive wireless sensor networks. CRC Press, 2010.

Michael Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, and Ahmed Badi. Cross-layer design for wireless networks with cognitive controllers. Proc. Of the Wireless Telecommunication Symposium, April 2008.

Michael Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, Ahmed Badi, and Fadi Sibai. A cross-layer design framework using functional components. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 4, 2008.

Michael Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, Ahmed Badi, and Fadi Sibai. A functional component based framework for cross-layer design. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, November 2007.

V. Tippanagoudar, Imad Mahgoub, and Ahmed Badi. Implementation of the sensor-mac protocol for the jist/swans simulator. IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, May 2007.

Jamil Ibriq and Imad Mahgoub. A hierarchical key establishment scheme for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-07), May 2007.

T. Sutaria, I. Mahgoub, A. Humos, and A. Badi. Implementation of an energy model for jist/swans wireless network simulator. Sixth International Conference on Networking, April 2007.

Jamil Ibriq and Imad Mahgoub. A secure hierarchical routing protocol for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), pages 1–6, October 2006.

Imad Mahgoub and Mohammad Ilyas. Handbook of Sensor Networks Protocols: Energy Management, Security, and Data Processing. CRC Press, January 2006.

Imad Mahgoub and Mohammad Ilyas. Handbook of Smart Dust: Sensor Network Applications, Architecture, and Design. CRC Press, January 2006.

Mohammad Ilyas and Imad Mahgoub. Handbook of Sensor Networks. CRC Press, 2005.

Efficient Multi-hop Broadcast Algorithms

12 Feb 2014 Posted by admin in Publications

Michael Slavik, Imad Mahgoub, Spatial Distribution and Channel Quality Adaptive Protocol for Multihop Wireless Broadcast Routing in VANET, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 722-734, April, 2013

M. Slavik and I. Mahgoub. Designing statistical multi-hop wireless broadcast protocols using confidence levels from stochastic models of reachability. In Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011 7th International, pages 1045 –1050, July 2011.

M. Slavik, I. Mahgoub, and F.N. Sibai. The distance-to-mean broadcast method for vehicular wireless communication systems. In Innovations in Information Technology (IIT), 2011 International Conference on, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 2011.

Michael Slavik and Imad Mahgoub. Statistical Broadcast Protocol Design for Unreliable Channels in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks. In Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2010 – Wireless Networking Symposium (GC10 – WN), Miami, Florida, USA, December 2010.

Michael Slavik and Imad Mahgoub. Adapting Statistical Broadcast to Linearly Oriented Networks for VANETs. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob’2010), Niagara Falls, Canada, Canada, October 2010.

M. Slavik and I. Mahgoub. Stochastic Broadcast for VANET. Proceedings of the 2010 Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 2010.

Context-Aware Data Dissemination Protocol Design

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M. Rathod, I. Mahgoub, M. Slavik, and E. Gamess. Adapting the hybrid data  dissemination protocol to density by dynamically  Controlling  the broadcast zone radius.In Global Information Infrastructure and  Networking Symposium (GIIS), 2012, pages 1–4,  2012.  doi:10.1109/GIIS.2012.6466768.

Monika Rathod, Imad Mahgoub, and Michael Slavik. Investigating the Impact of Message Size and Broadcast Frequency on Hybrid  Data  Dissemination Protocol for VANETs. In Wireless Advanced  (WiAd), 2012, pages 11–15, Jun. 2012. doi:10. 1109/WiAd.2012.6296546.

M. Rathod, I. Mahgoub, and M. Slavik. A Hybrid Data Dissemination Scheme for VANETs.  In Wireless Days (WD), 2011 IFIP,  pages 1–7,  Oct. 2011. doi:10. 1109/WD.2011.6098219.