CS Research Abstracts

AFOSR-SBIR for "XL-CITR: Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction" by Edward Chow


Edward Chow, Professor, received a research contract ($17.8k) from AFOSR SBIR Phase I subcontract through Tier 1 Performance Solutions.


Military network environments will be subject to both internal and external threats for the foreseeable future. Internal threats to cyber networks from U.S. personnel receive little attention in comparison to external threats; yet, the consequences can be even more devastating. The lack of tools for understanding insider threat, analyzing risk mitigation alternatives, and communicating results exacerbates the problem. In addition to automatic defense systems, supervisors must be alert to behavioral markers of suspicious behavior or attitudes on the part of employees. Effective training of supervisors and the instructors who teach them would help the DoD take proactive measures to detect and prevent intrusions as they happen, and before they can do significant damage.

To address this challenge, the TIER1 Performance Solutions Team proposes to design and build XL-CITR (Accelerated Learning for Cyber Insider Threat Reduction), a training development system that will properly train supervisors to detect and thwart insider threats to cyber networks. UCCS will contribute by surveying the common insider attacks and related defenses, creating scenarios for the training of insider attack detection, prevention, and mitigation. A team of BI GDD students will create interactive and adaptive games integrated with these scenarios and the profile of trainee. The game module will also interact with Tier1 learning managing server in a secure communication channel to exchange the user profile, scores, and further training scenarios.

TNUA sponsored "Phase 3 of International cooperation on Human Body Movement Analysis Project", by Edward Chow

Edward Chow, Professor, received a research contract ($23.6k) from TNUA  for  improving sensor based tracking systems of a smart rotating exercise chair, evaluating its effectiveness at high tech nursing centers of Palesides  at Broadmoor Park, and enhancing the LabanDancer Animation software.


In Phase 3 of International cooperation on Human Body Movement Analysis Project, TNUA and UCCS will work on research to improve rehab patient care by evaluating and improving the sensor tracking system for a smart rotating exercise chair. Dr. Edward Chow will coordinate the research effort. We will focus on the following four tasks:

    1. Investigate how sensor based tracking systems can be used to improve the assessment of the quality of exercises for the rotating exercise chair.


    1. Coordinate the presentation and demo at the hi-tech nursing center of Palesides at Broadmoor Park.


    1. Dr. Mary Ann Kludge will conduct an evaluation study of the smart rotating exercise chair.


  1. Enhance the LabanDancer Animation Software to include time-3D sequence generation for specific sensor placement locations on the model given by a Labanotation.