Research Area: Security for Unmanned Systems
Delivery drones, robots, self-driving cares, and small satellites, what do they have in common? They are very cool! Yes… But imagine this! You have ordered a much needed printer cartridge so that you can finish your report due at midnight. Sadly, the promised 15-minute delivery never materialized. The delivery drone heading towards your residence was hacked and delivered your package elsewhere. This may not be that bad, but what if an adversary were able to commandeer our self-driving cars or satellites en masse? These cyber-physical systems are typically built with little concern for cyber security.
As a UROP in our group, you will help us change that by creating highly-usable and easy-to-integrate security solutions for such systems. You will be mentored by experts at Lincoln Laboratory and will get hands-on experience analyzing, innovating, and prototyping practical security approaches, as well as creating compelling demonstrations to showcase their work. Follow-on summer internships and MEng research assistantships / thesis projects after your SB are a possibility too.
We are looking for high energy self-motivated MIT Course VI students who have experience and interests in software, hardware, and embedded systems development and are interested in growing these skills and acquiring new ones by applying them to improving security and usability of future cyber-physical systems.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.