Research Projects & Related Publications

v Network Security and Cybersecurity Analytics

Related publications

·         Jessil Fuhr, Isaac Hanna, Feng Wang, Yongning Tang, “The Diminished Importance of Connection-based Features in Intrusion Detection”. IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference, 2021

·         Guang Cheng, Chunsheng Guo, and Yongning Tang, “dptCry: an Approach to Decrypting Ransomware WannaCry Based on API Hooking”. Springer CCF Transactions on Networking, Volume 05. Dec. 2019

·         Wubin Pan, Guang Cheng, Yongning Tang, “WENC: HTTPS Encrypted Traffic Classification Using Weighted Ensemble Learning and Markov Chain”. IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom). Sydney, Australia, August 1-4, 2017

·         Wubin Pan, Guang Cheng, Hua Wu, and Yongning Tang, “Towards QoE Assessment of Encrypted YouTube Adaptive Video Streaming in Mobile Networks”. (June 20-21, 2016) IWQoS 2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service. Beijing, China.

·         Yongning Tang, Guang Cheng, James Yu, and Bin Zhang. “Catching Modern Botnets Using Active Integrated Evidential Reasoning”. Springer Journal of Internet Services and Applications. 2013

·         Aishwarya Mishra, Tibor Gyires, and Yongning Tang“Yet Another Bounded Broadcasting for Random Key Predistribution Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks”. The 12th International Conference on Networks, 2013 (Best Paper Award)

·         Aishwarya Mishra, Tibor Gyires, and Yongning Tang“Optimally Controlled Nonintrusive Broadcasting for Path Key Establishment Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks”. International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, Vol 3 & 4, 2012

·         Aishwarya Mishra, Tibor Gyires, and Yongning Tang. “Towards a Theoretically Bounded Path Key Establishment Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks”. The 11th International Conference on Networks, 2012 


v Reasoning About the Uncertainty in Fault Diagnosis

Fault diagnosis is a core service in any network management system. Many active and passive fault reasoning techniques were proposed in the literature. However, due to the occurrence of lost and spurious symptoms only integration of both techniques can obtain optimal fault reasoning. In addition, the lack of network level information (symptoms) and knowledge (prior fault probability) like the case in overlay networks and the variation of user observations pose new challenges in fault diagnosis in overlay networks. 

In this project, we investigate new models to incorporate optimal action selection into the fault reasoning process to minimize the latency of fault diagnosis. We also investigate new diagnose faults techniques based on users’ belief that does not require any underlying network fault probabilistic quantifications (e.g. prior fault probability). 

Related publications

·         Yongning Tang, Ehab Al-Shaer, Kaustubh Joshi, Reasoning under Uncertainty in Overlay Fault Diagnosis, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Volume: 9, Number: 1, March 2012

·         Yongning Tang, Guang Cheng and Zhiwei Xu, Probabilistic and Reactive Fault Diagnosis for Dynamic Overlay Networks, Springer Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications: Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 439-452, 2011

·         Yongning Tang  Uncertainty Reasoning in Network Fault Diagnosis ISDN: 978-3-639-18901-8 Publisher: VDM-Verlag, 2009

·         Yongning Tang , Ehab S. Al-Shaer,  Sharing End-user Negative Symptoms for Improving Overlay Network Dependability. The 39th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2009) Lisbon, Portugal

·         Yongning Tang , Ehab S. Al-Shaer,  Overlay Fault Diagnosis Based on Evidential Reasoning. The 28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2009) Mini-Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

·         Yongning Tang, Ehab Al-Shaer and Raouf Boutaba, Efficient Fault Diagnosis Using Incremental Alarm Correlation and Active Investigation for Internet and Overlay Networks, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management , Volume: 5, Number: 1, Pages: 36--49, 2008

·         Yongning Tang , Ehab S. Al-Shaer, Raouf Boutaba, Active Integrated Fault Localization in Communication Networks IEEE Symposium on Integrated Management (IM'2005), May 2005. (Best Paper Nomination)

v Scalable and Dynamic Monitoring and Correlation

Overlay networks have emerged as a powerful and flexible platform for developing new disruptive network applications. The performance and reliability of overlay applications depend on the capability of overlay networks to dynamically adapt to various factors such as link/node failures, overlay link quality, and overlay node characteristics. This research addresses the following important challenges facing monitoring new emerging technologies such as overlay, sensor, multicast and QoS networks: 

§  How to create an optimal event monitoring and aggregation infrastructure that minimizes the monitoring latency and event aggregation cost considering the large-scale geographical and network distribution of overlay nodes. 

§  Can real-time monitoring under bandwidth and time constraints be achieved? 

§  How monitoring systems can be self-organized and adaptive 

§  How to provide rich but usable monitoring interfaces 

Related publications

·         Yongning Tang , Guang Cheng, Zhiwei Xu and Ehab S. Al-Shaer,  Community-base Fault Diagnosis Using Incremental Belief Revision. The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009), Zhang Jia Jie, China.

·         Yongning Tang , Ehab S. Al-Shaer,  Towards User-Level Collaborative Overlay Fault Diagnosis. The 27th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2008) Mini-Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA

·         Yongning Tang , Ehab S. Al-Shaer, Bin Zhang, Toward Globally Optimal Event Monitoring and Aggregation for Large-scale Overlay Networks IEEE Symposium on Integrated Management (IM'2007), May 2007

v  Network Verification

Related publications

·         Khalid Elbadawi, Yongning Tang and James Yu, Towards an Efficient Verification Approach On Network Configuration. IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2012), October 2012.

v Multicast Reachability Monitoring & Diagnosis

In this project we developed scalable monitoring techniques and tools to detect and isolate multicast reachability and QoS problems for on-going multicast sessions at real-time. Our solution solution consists of three components: mcastSNMP that extends SNMP to support multicasting, MRMON which is a SNMP-based remote passive multicast monitoring infrastructure, and SMRM which multicast QoS monitoring framework. Our framework combines distributed monitoring and centralized control, which offers scalable, easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy multicast monitoring services. 

Related publications

·         Ehab Al-Shaer, Yongning Tang , QoS Path Monitoring for Multicast Networks Journal of Network and System Management (JNSM), June 2002.

·         Ehab Al-Shaer, Yongning Tang , Toward Integrating IP Multicasting in Internet Network Management Protocols Elsevier Journal of Computer and Communications Review, February 2000

·         Ehab Al-Shaer, Yongning Tang, MRMON: Remote Multicast Monitoring in 2004 IEEE Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS2004), Soul , Korea , April, 2004

·         Ehab Al-Shaer, Yongning Tang, SMRM: SNMP-Based Multicast Reachability Monitoring in 2002 IEEE Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS2002), Florence , Italy , April, 2002 . (Best Paper Nomination)

Ehab Al-Shaer, Yongning Tang, Integrating IP Multicasting in SNMP in Third IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services' 2000 (MMNS'2000) , Fortaleza , Brazil , September 2000.


v Network Measurement

Related publications

·         Guang Cheng and Yongning Tang. Line Speed Accurate Superspreader Identification Using Dynamic Error Compensation. Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications. 2013

·         Guang Cheng and Yongning Tang. Approximation Algorithms for Network Flow Estimation. Journal of Software. 2013

·         Guang Cheng and Yongning Tang. PortView: Identifying Port Role Based on its Fuzzy Macroscopic Behavior. Springer Journal of Internet Services and Applications. 2013

·         Guang Cheng, Yongning Tang, Jiexin Jiang and Wei Ding, A Trace Measurement and Analysis System for the Multi-Links CERNET Backbone. The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009), Zhang Jia Jie, China.

·         Guang Cheng, Jian Gong, Yongning Tang, A Hybrid Sampling Approach for Network Flow Monitoring In proceedings of the 4 th IEEE Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON), May 2007

·         Guang Cheng, Yongning Tang, Wei Ding, A Double-sampling and Hold Based Approach for Accurate and Efficient Network Flow Monitoring International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS2007), May, 2007

v Wireless Networks

Related publications

·         Tibor Gyires and Yongning Tang. Multipath Forwarding in WiMAX Mesh Networks with Dynamic Metrics. The 9th International Conference on Networks, 2010.


v  Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment

Related publications

·         Feng Chen, Dali Wei and Yongning Tang. Virtual Ion Selective Electrode for On-line Measurement of Nutrient Solution Components. IEEE Journal of Sensors, Volume: 11 , Issue: 2, 2011

·         Feng Chen, Yongning Tang, Mingyu Shen, Coordination Control of Greenhouse Environmental Factors, International Journal of Automation and Computing, 2011

·         Feng Chen, Haidong He,Yongning Tang, In-situ Optimal Control of Nutrient Solution for Soilless Cultivation, The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, 2011

·         Feng Chen, Dali Wei and Yongning Tang. Wavelet Analysis based Sparse LS-SVR for Time Series Data. The IEEE 5th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications, 2010

·         Feng Chen and Yongning Tang Towards Constraint Optimal Control of Greenhouse Climate 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, 2010 [published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)]

·         Feng Chen, Yajie Xu, and Yongning Tang, Cross sensitivity Calibration of Ion Selective Electrode for the Measurement of Nutrient Solution Components, 2010 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Application, Wuhan, China, Dec 4~5, 2010


v  Network QoS

Related publications

·         Tibor Gyires, Yongning Tang, Aishwarya Mishra, and Olusegun Obafemi. Towards Statistic Analysis of the Impact of Playout Buffer on Quality of Experience in VoIP Applications. International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, Vol 3 & 4, 2011

·         Olusegun Obafemi, Tibor Gyires and Yongning Tang. An Analytic and Experimental Study on the Impact of Jitter Playout Buffer on the E-model in VoIP Quality Measurement. The 10th International Conference on Networks, 2011 



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