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


Assistant 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:
  • 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: 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: Attack Mitigation in Adversarial Platooning Using Detection-Based Sliding Mode Control
    Author(s): I. Sajjad, D. D. Dunn, R. Sharma, R. M. Gerdes
    Conference: ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy (CPS-SPC 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