ITI Undergraduate Internship Program, Class of 2007
The University of Illinois Information Trust Institute's 2007 inaugural summer Undergraduate Research Internship program was a great success under the leadership of Prof. Carl Gunter.
Below is a list of the 2007 interns, accompanied by posters or other material (where available) that they prepared to show their accomplishments during the internships.
Congratulations to everyone for a successful summer!
- Suhas Aggarwal of IIT, Guwahati, worked with Prof. Carl Gunter on the substation automation project within ITI's Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for Power (TCIP) Center.
- David Albrecht of UIUC worked with Prof. Nikita Borisov on vulnerabilities in network software and writing vulnerability descriptions.
- David Anderson of Washington State University (WSU) worked with Prof. David Bakken of WSU on the WSU portion of ITI's TCIP testbed configuration and support.
- David Bergman of UIUC worked with Prof. David Nicol on integrating RINSE simulation software into the Trusted ILLIAC testbed.
- Tamal Das of IIT, Delhi, worked with Dr. Himanshu Khurana on the design, setup, and security evaluation of the TCIP testbed.
- Milos Gligoric and Tihomir Gvero of the University of Belgrade worked with Prof. Darko Marinov on software testing and model checking.
- Poster: "State Extensions for Java PathFinder"
- Paper: T. Gvero, M. Gligoric, S. Lauterburg, M. d'Amorim, D. Marinov, and S. Khurshid, "State Extensions for Java PathFinder," International Conference on Software Engineering, Demo Papers (ICSE Demo 2008), Leipzig, Germany, May 2008.
- Paper: M. Gligoric, T. Gvero, S. Lauterburg, D. Marinov, and S. Khurshid, "Optimizing Generation of Object Graphs in Java PathFinder," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST 2009), Denver, Colorado, USA, April 2009.
- Open-source code created for Java PathFinder: "Untracked Fields/Objects in Java PathFinder"
- Luke Gotszling of UIUC worked with Prof. Tamer Basar on designing a system that will utilize neural or Bayesian network techniques, supplementing the rule-based systems currently in use for deciding which traffic is allowed.
- Priyank Gupta of IIT, Delhi, worked with Prof. Marianne Winslett on a project aimed at enhancing the flexibility and security of the Disaster Management Interoperability Services (DMIS) software package.
- Mujtaba Hasan of IIT, Delhi worked with Prof. Cedric Langbort on modeling, analysis, and control of multiplayer online games.
- Loren Hoffman of WSU worked with Prof. Dave Bakken of WSU on refactoring GridStat code for portability and usability by other TCIP projects, and document the processes by which GridStat is built and configured.
- Julie Honcharevich of UIUC worked with Prof. Tim Bretl on the design and implementation of brain-machine interfaces for control of trusted semi-autonomous robotic systems.
- Aditya Khanna of IIT, Delhi, worked with Adam Slagell on expanding the power and usability of FLAIM, the flagship software of the LAIM working group at NCSA.
- Billy Lau of UIUC worked with Prof. Vikram Adve on porting the MacOS kernel (Darwin) to the Secure Virtual Architecture.
- Raoul Rivas of UIUC worked with Prof. Klara Nahrstedt on supporting integration of power-aware wireless systems into the TCIP testbed.
- Nathan Schubkegel of WSU worked with Prof. Dave Bakken of WSU on developing a new GridStat visualization system and new GridStat demonstration applications within ITI's TCIP Center.
- Arshdeep Singh of IIT, Delhi worked with Prof. Todd Coleman on developing statistical signal processing methodologies for some security applications.
- Yunfan "Andy" Ying of UIUC worked with Prof. Sam King on building a functional simulator capable of booting an operating system, to be used for security research.
In 2007, the program received 40 applications from undergraduate students around the world. The 18 students selected participated in 8- to 10-week research projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington State University, supervised by ITI researchers in a number of information trust research areas. Faculty and senior researchers from the UI departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, participated.