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Triet Vo-Huu

Assistant Research Professor

Triet Vo Huu

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
266 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Triet Vo-Huu
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, Northeastern University
  • MS in Computer Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Biography

Triet Vo-Huu is a Assistant Research Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. Triet earned his PhD in computer science from Northeastern University. While his research focuses on the security of wireless communications and networks, Triet is also interested in researching user privacy in mobile and cloud applications.

Triet and his team won the Cooperative Tournament in DARPA Spectrum Challenge 2013. His work on countering jamming attacks was awarded the Runner-up Best Paper Award at ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) 2013. Triet also received the 2013 Research Award from CCIS and 2015 ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) Student Travel Award.

About Me

  • Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What are the specifics of your graduate education?

Wireless networks, wireless communications, security and user privacy.

What are your research interests?

My research interests are the security of wireless communications and networks, with a focus on countermeasures against jamming threats ranging from high power attacks to rate adaptation and multi-carrier jamming attacks. I am also interested in user privacy in mobile and cloud applications.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research?

As wi-fi networks have become popular and ubiquitous today, privacy concerns are raised. My current work aims to understand the user privacy leakage due to the current design of wi-fi networks, and find efficient countermeasures to protect the user privacy.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

What’s most interesting to me is that while today’s wireless networks are deploying various mechanisms to protect user privacy, the side channel information – like the physical characteristics of wireless signals – can still be exploited to learn personal user information. Both the attack and defense mechanisms are interesting and challenging.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

My goals are to make wireless systems and applications safer and more efficient to improve the user experience.