Ryan M. Gerdes | ECE | Virginia Tech


Ryan M. Gerdes

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Mailing Address:
Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203


Associate Professor

Teaching Interests:

Cybersecurity, embedded and control systems security, and cyber-physical systems.

Research Interests:

Operation of autonomous systems in unknown, uncertain, and adversarial environments, device fingerprinting, embedded systems security, sensor security, controls security, cybersecurity, and cyber-physical systems security.

Grants and Projects:
  • DOE EERE: Enabling Secure and Resilient XFC: A Software/Hardware- Security Co-Design Approach
  • NSF SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Enforcement of Geofencing Policies for Commercial U manned Aircraft Systems
  • NSF TWC: Medium: Securing Vehicular Platooning
  • NSF EARS: Collaborative Research: Crowdsourcing-based Spectrum Etiquette Enforcement in Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • NSF CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Semi-Automated Emergency Response System
Selected Publications:
  • Title: SIMPLE: Single-Frame based Physical Layer Identification for Intrusion Detection and Prevention on In-Vehicle Networks
    Author(s): M. Foruhandeh, Y. Man, R. M. Gerdes, M. Li, and T. Chantem
    Conference: In Proceedings of the Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2019) 2019
  • Title: On the Limitations and Vulnerabilities of Schedule Randomization against Schedule-Based Attacks
    Author(s): M. Nasri, T. Chantem, G. Bloom, and R. M. Gerdes
    Conference: In Proceedings of the 25th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2019) 2019
  • Title: Electromagnetic Induction Attacks Against Embedded Systems
    Author(s): J. Selvaraj, G. Dyanikli, N. P. Gaunkar, D. Ware, R. M. Gerdes, and M. Mina
    Conference: In Proceedings of the Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2018) 2018
  • Title: A Data Trust Framework for VANETs Enabling False Data Detection and Secure Vehicle Tracking
    Author(s): M. Sun, M. Li, and R. M. Gerdes
    Conference: In Proceedings of the 5th An- nual IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2017) 2017
  • Title: Attacker-Induced Traffic Flow Instability in a Stream of Semi-Automated Vehicles
    Author(s): D. D. Dunn, S. A. Mitchell, I. Sajjad, R. M. Gerdes, R. Sharma, and M. Li
    Conference: In Proceedings of the 47th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2017) 2017
  • Title: Vehicular Platooning in an Adversarial Environment
    Author(s): S. Dedras, R. M. Gerdes, and R. Sharma
    Conference: ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2015) 2015
  • Title: Demonstration of a False-data Injection Attack Against an FMCW Radar
    Author(s): R. Chauhan, R. M. Gerdes and K. Heaslip
    Conference: In Proceedings of Embedded Security in Cars Conference (ESCAR 2014) 2014
  • Title: An efficiency-motivated attack against autonomous vehicular transportation
    Author(s): R. M. Gerdes, C. Winstead, and K. Heaslip
    Conference: Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2013) 2013
  • Title: Physical-layer Detection of Hardware Keyloggers
    Author(s): R. M. Gerdes and S. Mallick
    Conference: International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID 2015) 2015
  • Title: Remote Activation of Hardware Trojans via a Covert Temperature Channel
    Author(s): P. Dash, C. Perkins*, and R. M. Gerdes
    Conference: Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SECURECOMM 2015) 2015