I-Privacy Laboratory

Welcome to I-Privacy Lab

The I-Privacy lab works to protect privacy for everyone who is surfing the Internet and entering the era of Internet of Things. We work on a variety of cutting-edge research topics such as mobile app security, location privacy, image privacy protection on social network, ransomware detection and defense, attacking and defending artificial intelligence, security and privacy issues in autonomous cars, security and privacy issues in big data processing.  We have a group of talented graduate students and we offer different types of scholarship such as the following NSF SFS program.

NSF Scholarship for Services (SFS) Program

The SFS scholarship is a prestigious scholarship funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) to sponsor excellent students to pursue study in the filed of cybersecurity. There have been more than 2000 SFS scholars national wide. SFS graduates are currently serving in various government agencies and national labs. It is worth noting that more than 140 federal agencies are hiring SFS scholars. NSF is also organizing special job fairs for SFS scholars only. Government jobs offer excellent job security, employee benefits, paid vacations, regular working hours, etc. The job placement rate of SFS graduates are nearly 100%.

Through the SFS program, we will provide grants to students studying in the field of cybersecurity. Each scholarship recipient must complete either a M.S. or a Ph.D. degree on Computer Science. Rising juniors and seniors, and current M.S. and Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens are eligible either as undergraduates through the MS degree, or PhD degree. Detailed information about eligibility can be found here.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fees of scholarship recipients will be covered.
  • Each recipient will receive monthly stipend at the following rate: $22.5K/year for senior students who will continue their graduate. study; $34K/year for MS or PhD students. The recipients will be funded for up to three years.
  • Each recipient can reimburse up to $4000/year for professional development (e.g., attending conferences and job fairs); $3000/year for health insurance; and $2000/year for purchasing textbooks.
  • If you are interested in this scholarship, please check your eligibility and then apply here.