Dr. Jorge Crichigno

Associate Professor
Integrated Information Technology

Elie Kfoury

Ph.D. Student (01/2019 - present)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Jose Gomez

Ph.D. Student (01/2019 - present)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Ali AlSabeh

Ph.D. Student (09/2019 - present)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Ali Mazloum

Ph.D. Student (08/2021 - present)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Shahrin Sharif

M.S. Student (09/2019 - 09/2021)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Christian Vega

Research Visitor (09/2021-02/2022)
Integrated Information Technology Department

Dr. Jorge Crichigno

is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina (USC). He has over 10 years of experience in the academic and industry sectors. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Crichigno was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Engineering at Northern New Mexico College. Dr. Crichignos research focuses on practical implementation of high-speed networks and network security. These include the design and implementation of high-speed switched networks, TCP optimization, experimental evaluation of congestion control algorithms tailored for frictionfree environments, and scalable flow-based intrusion detection systems. His work has been funded by Google, NSF, and the Department of Energy. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2009, and his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Paraguay in 2004.

Mr. Elie Kfoury

Elie Kfoury is a PhD student in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on P4 programmable switches, telecommunications, network security, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and Software Defined Networking (SDN). He is currently working on projects that leverage P4 switches to enhance the performance of the network. Examples of projects include dynamic router buffer sizing, conversational media traffic offloading, botnets detection prevention. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut, Lebanon.

Mr. Jose Gomez

Jose is a Computer Engineering PhD student at the University of South Carolina in the United States of America. For the last three years, he worked as a researcher and teaching assistant in the School of Engineering at the Catholic University in Asuncion.

Mr. Ali AlSabeh

Ali is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the College of Engineering and Computing. He earned his computer science bachelor degree from the Lebanese University (LU). He then pursued his master's degree, also in computer science, from the American University of Beirut (AUB), where he was a graduate and teaching assistant. His area of research focuses on malware analysis, and data plane programming.

Mr. Ali Mazloum

Ali is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the College of Engineering and Computing. He earned his computer science bachelor degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Mrs. Shahrin Sharif

Shahrin Sharif is a M.Sc. student at the University of South Carolina in the United States of America. Previously she worked as a teaching assistant in the School of Engineering at American International University-Bangladesh.

Mr. Christian Vega

Christian is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the Electric Engineering Department at the University of Concepción - Chile. In addition, he is currently Adjunct Professor at CESMAG University in Colombia. He earned his electronics and telecommunications master's degree at the University of Cauca – Colombia in 2017 and his bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nariño – Colombia in 2008. Christian has over 13 years of experience in applied science projects and teaching. His research has been funded by ANID, FONDECYT, FONDEF-IDEA, CORFO, MINEDUC-Chile, and UofSC. His area of research focuses on Science-DMZ, congestion and rate control supported by data planes, machine learning, and engineering education.

Research Group, Dec. 2021

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Undergraduate Students

    Implementing a Monitoring Device using a P4 Programmable Switch [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Samuel Dao (Spring 2022)
  • Mark-Anthony Box (Spring 2022)

  • Geolocation and Geoblocking [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Andrew Clements (Spring 2022)
  • Avery Schiro (Spring 2022)

  • Implementing a Packet Filter using a P4 Programmable Switch [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Gabriella Pinto (Spring 2022)
  • Cameron McDuffie (Spring 2022)

  • Using External Dynamic List for Live Threat Updates [pdf, pptx, video]
  • David Williams (Spring 2022)
  • Tucker Baron (Spring 2022)

  • Implementing a NAT Device using a P4 Programmable Switch [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Samuel Kelley (Spring 2022)
  • Talha Gill (Spring 2022)

  • Protection against Brute-force Attacks [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Timothy Dao (Spring 2022)
  • Dillon Barnhardt (Spring 2022)

  • BGP Hijacking [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Jeremy Gill (Fall 2021)
  • Hannah Gardner (Fall 2021)

  • UDP Abuses [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Collins Khuu (Fall 2021)
  • Tucker Baron (Fall 2021)

  • SYN Attacks [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Cameron McDuffie (Fall 2021)
  • Jesse Leonard (Fall 2021)

  • DNS Attack [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Christian Tsirlis (Fall 2021)
  • Brad Wilson (Fall 2021)

  • P4 Programmable Data-Plane Switches [pdf, pptx]
  • Joseph Telaak (Summer 2021)

  • Effectiveness of Application Identification in Next-Generation Firewalls [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Christian Tsirlis (Spring 2021)
  • Brad Wilson (Spring 2021)

  • External Dynamic List [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Bryson Livingston (Spring 2021)
  • Zachary Fowler (Spring 2021)

  • Policy-based Forwarding [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Jack Sadle (Spring 2021)
  • Matthew Driver (Spring 2021)

  • Connecting Remote Sites Securely using aFirewall-Based IPsec Virtual Private Network [pdf, pptx]
  • Ryan Tallent (Spring 2021)

  • Geolocation and Geoblocking [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Nathan Long (Spring 2021)
  • Ty Love-Baker (Spring 2021)

  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection with Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Dakota McDaniels (Fall 2020)
  • Brian Nelson (Fall 2020)

  • Protection against Reconnaissance and Scan Attacks [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Kyle Radzak (Fall 2020)
  • Christopher Ngo (Fall 2020)

  • Mitigating Routing Hijacking Attacks [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Jack Sadle (Fall 2020)
  • Matthew Driver (Fall 2020)

  • An Open-Source Library for Computer Networks and Cybersecurity [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Keegan Sprankle (Fall 2020)

  • Site to site VPN with routers [pdf, pptx]
  • Ryan Tallent (Fall 2020)

  • Protection against Bruteforce Attacks with NGFW (ncrack) [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Lauren Waddell (Fall 2020)
  • Brendan Curran (Fall 2020)

  • Site to site VPN with NGFWs [pdf, pptx, video]
  • Josue Hernandez (Fall 2020)
  • Nathan Bohmer (Fall 2020)

  • SDN, MPLS
  • Keegan Sprankle (Summer 2020)

  • Routing Protocols - BGP Hijacking [pdf]
  • Nathan Plenzler (Spring 2020)
  • Thomas Cox (Spring 2020)
  • Chris Weidner (Spring 2020)
  • James Jones (Spring 2020)

  • Routing Protocols - Open Shortest Path First
  • McDakota McDaniels (Fall 2019)

  • High-Speed Networks
  • David Wright (Fall 2019)
  • Mason Gaymon (Fall 2019)
  • Jack Stavrakas (Fall 2019)
  • Nicholas Rebarick (Fall 2019)

  • Zeek Intrusion Detection
  • Hriday Patel (Summer 2019)
  • Joseph Martin (Summer 2019)

  • perfSONAR Network Monitoring [pdf, pptx]
  • Rebecca Purser (Spring 2019)
  • Brandon Finnerty (Spring 2019)
  • Joseph Lannamann (Spring 2019)

  • The Intersection of the Fourth Amendment and IoT [pdf]
  • Jessica McMinn (Spring 2019, Honors College)

  • Performance Tests of BBR Congestion Control in a 40Gbps Network [pdf, pptx]
  • Adam Wellner (Fall 2018)
  • Christos Belegrinos (Fall 2018)
  • Grant Sharpe (Fall 2018)
  • Michael Wright (Fall 2018)
  • Juan De Filippis (Fall 2018)

Former Master's Students

  • Aastha Bapna (2018)
  • Sai Kuruvella (2018)
  • Jahnavi Ayyanki (2018)

Collaborators