Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Lisa DiPippo

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Contact Information

Office Tyler 250
Dept. of Computer Science and Statistics
Tyler Hall
9 Greenhouse Road, Suite 2
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, 02881
Telephone (401) 874-2701
Fax (401) 874-4617
Email dipippo@cs.uri.edu

Education

May 1995 Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Applied Mathematical Science
May 1991 M.S. University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Computer Science
May 1987 B.S. Lafayette College
Easton, Pennsylvania
Computer Science

Teaching Appointments

2014 – Present Professor University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
Kingston, Rhode Island
2005 – 2014 Associate Professor University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
Kingston, Rhode Island
1998 – 2005 Assistant Professor University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
Kingston, Rhode Island
1990 – 1998 Adjunct Faculty University of Rhode Island
Department of Computer Science and Statistics
Kingston, Rhode Island

Awards

Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

Course Information

  • CSC110 – Survey of Computer Science
  • CSC436 – Data Management Systems
  • CSC499 – Project in Computer Science
  • CSC512 – Topics in Distributed Systems
  • CSF420 – Introduction to Information Assurance

Research

Sensor network security, trustworthy distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, communication protocols, and cyber security.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center Research

Selected Publications

  • Y. Chae, L. DiPippo, Y. Sun, “Trust Management for Defending On-off Attacks”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, accepted for publication, date to be determined.
  • W. Matuszak, L. DiPippo, Y. Sun, CyberSAVe: Situational Awareness Visualization for Cyber Security of Smart Grid Systems, Proceedings of the 10th Symposium of Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), October 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • Y. Chae, L. DiPippo, Y. Sun, Predictability Trust for Wireless Sensor Networks to Provide a Defense Against On/off Attack, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, October 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • J. Koppen, G. Gent, K. Bryan, L. DiPippo, J. Kramer, M. Moreland, V. Fay-Wolfe, Identifying Remnants of Evidence in the Cloud, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, October 2012, Lafayette, Indiana.
  • S. Joseph, L. DiPippo, Pseudo-scheduling: A New Approach to the Broadcast Scheduling Problem, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Algorithms for Sensor Systems, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Autonomous Mobile Entities, September, 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • T. Ren, T. Henry, L. DiPippo, K. L. Bryan, V. Fay-Wolfe, Routing-Aware Coloring in TDMA for Time-Critical Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, July 2008.
  • D. Tucker, L. DiPippo, T. Henry, W. Day, K. Bryan, and V. Fay-Wolfe, Energy-efficient MAC for Broadcast Problems in Wireless Sensor Networks, in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Chicago, IL, June 2006.
  • L. DiPippo, V. Fay-Wolfe, D. Tucker, K. L Bryan, T. Ren, W. Day, M. Murphy, T. Henry, Modeling Real-Time Queries in Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2006), Nashville, April 2006.

Selected Grants and Funding

  • “Cyber Security Situational Awareness with Social-Aware Data Integration”, Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative – Science and Technology Advisory Council, $75,000, submitted March 2014, PI with Natallia Katenka (URI Computer Science and Statistics) and Yan Sun (URI Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering).
  • “ASSURE: Assured Secure Undergraduate Resources for Education”, National Science Foundation for $1,326,043, submitted October 2013, PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe and Suzanne Mello-Stark, URI Computer Science.
  • “High School Articulation for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics”, URI Collaboration for Exploration in Mathematics and Sciences (CEMS) for $5000, Summer 2013, with Victor Fay-Wolfe, URI Computer Science.
  • “The Open Cyber Challenge Platform for Teaching Cyber Security – Supplement”, National Science Foundation for $99,542, 09/01/2013 – 08/31/2015, Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe, URI Computer Science.
  • “The Open Cyber Challenge Platform for Information Assurance, Cyber Security, and Forensics Education”, National Science Foundation for $505,860, 09/01/2012 – 08/31/2015, Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe, URI Computer Science.
  • “Development of the Shellfish Integrated Management Database”, Save the Bay for $3000, 2012-2013, Consultant to PI Marta Gomez-Chiarri, URI CELS Dept of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
  • “Virtual Desktops: The Next Frontier in Online Teaching Support”, University of Rhode Island (Innovative Approaches Using Technology to Enhance the Student Experience at URI – Sponsored by the Office of the Provost) for $30,000, 07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013, Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe, URI Computer Science.
  • “URI Cyber Security Instructional Facility”, Champlin Foundation for $157,662, 01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012, Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe, URI Computer Science and Yan Sun, URI Computer Engineering.
  • “Trust in Cyber Security”, Contract with mZeal Communications for $15,000, 01/01/2012-12/31/2012, Co-PI with Yan Sun, URI Computer Engineering.
  • “Visualization for Advanced Trust Mechanisms”, Subcontract with Adaptive Methods (to NSA) for $18,997, 10/1/2011-12/31/2011, Co-PI with Yan Sun, URI Computer Engineering.
  • “Highly Adaptive Risk and Response Protocol (HARRP)”, Phase 1 subcontract with mZeal Communications for $15,000, 10/1/2010-12/31/2010, Co-PI with Yan Sun, URI Computer Engineering.
  • “Secure Adaptive Routing Protocol (SARP) for Wireless Sensor Networks”, SBIR Phase 1 subcontract with mZeal Communications to DARPA for $25,000, 03/01/2009-09/30/2009, Co-PI with Yan Sun, URI Computer Engineering.
  • “Bivalve Disease Survey – State of Rhode Island”, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for $96,000, 2008-2013, Consultant to PI Marta Gomez-Chiarri, URI CELS Dept of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
  • “Real-Time Data Distribution in Asynchronous Network Communications Environments (Real-Time Data DANCE)” for $600,000 from NSF, 10/1/2004-9/30/2008; Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe and Timothy Henry.
  • “Computer and Network Forensics Capacity Building” for $299,999 from NSF, 7/1/2004-8/31/2006; Co-PI with Victor Fay-Wolfe and James Kowalski.
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