UMTRI: Automotive Cybersecurity

2017 ~ Present

UMTRI: Automotive Cybersecurity


This team is focused on the design and implementation of an automotive intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS), a promising automotive cybersecurity solution that is likely to appear in upcoming models of passenger vehicles. Presently, very little is publicly available and this project aims to introduce significant innovation in this space, publish results, and educate the automotive cybersecurity community. Part of this project entails the development of electronic attacks on a vehicle in order to test, and eventually improve, prototype IDPS solutions. The project will use a test vehicle and the MTC test track (MCity) for real-world testing of IDPS solutions.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Methods and Technologies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Mathematics
  • Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Experience with network design, data structures/database design, general programming, experience with heuristics/machine learning, interest/experience in general security prevention mechanisms, interest/experience in cybersecurity, interest in project material, willingness to develop skills.

Team Advisors

Prof. Di Ma