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Purdue University
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Sonia Fahmy

Title

Professor 

Department

Office

LWSN 2142H 

Office Phone

(765) 494-6183 

Education

B.S. in Computer Science from The American University (Cairo), M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio University 

Research Areas

Design and Evaluation of Network Architectures and Protocols, Applications of Internet Tomography, Security, Network Monitoring and Control, and Overlay Networks, Sensor/Actuator Network Protocols, Detection of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, and Firewall Testing. 

Key Areas

Enclave and Nework Security 

Notable Experience

Member of the Traffic Management working group of the ATM Forum, and has participated in several IRTF and IETF working groups. Results of work were incorporated in the ATM Forum traffic management specifications 4.0 and 4.1. A patent has also been awarded for the ERICA algorithm for network congestion control. Served on the program or organizing committees of a number of networking conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, ICC, ICDCS, GLOBECOM, and Hot Interconnects, and co-chaired the SPIE conference on scalability and traffic control in IP networks. 

Notable Affiliations

ACM, IEEE, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, listed in International Who's Who in Information Technology. 

Publications

Robust Communications for Sensor Networks in Hostile Environments (with P. Santi and O.Younis), Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS) (2004).Analysis of Vulnerabilities in Internet Firewalls (with M. Frantzen, S. Kamara, E. Kerschbaum, and E. Schultz), Computers and Security (April 2003).More than 40 journal and conference papers, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE INFOCOM and ICNP. 

Biography

Sonia Fahmy's current research interests are in the design and evaluation of network architectures and protocols. She is currently investigating various applications of Internet tomography, including security, network monitoring and control, and overlay networks. She is also designing sensor/actuator network protocols. She has been very active in the Traffic Management working group of the ATM Forum, and has participated in several IRTF and IETF working groups. Her work is published in over 40 ATM Forum contributions, and over 40 journal and conference papers, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE INFOCOM and ICNP. Some of the results of her work were incorporated in the ATM Forum traffic management specifications 4.0 and 4.1. A patent has also been awarded for her work on the ERICA algorithm for network congestion control. Sonia is a member of the ACM, IEEE, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and is listed in International Who's Who in Information Technology. She has served on the program or organizing committees of a number of networking conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, ICC, ICDCS, GLOBECOM, and Hot Interconnects, and co-chaired the SPIE conference on scalability and traffic control in IP networks in 2001.