November 8 - 9, 2021
2021 Virtual IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security

Technical Program

Monday, November 8, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 AM: Welcome to HST 2021 Technical Program Overview & Best Paper Awards Gerald Larocque, MIT Lincoln Labortory / Anthony Serino, Raytheon Track: Frontier and Emerging Technologies 51: Analysis of the Necessity of Quantum Computing Capacity Development for National Defense and Homeland Security Dominich Rosch-Grace (North Dakota State University); Jeremy Straub (Department of Computer Science North Dakota State University)* 49: A Study of Post Quantum Cipher Suites for Key Exchange Daniel Garcia (General Dynamics Mission Systems); Hong Liu (Univ of Massachusetts Dartmouth)* 10:00 - 12:00 Noon: Track: Climate and Homeland Resilience Chair: Deborah Campbell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory  10:00 - 11:00 AM: Climate and Community Resilience 14: Emerging Trends in Green Best Practices Emily Holt (MITRE)*; Casey Corrado (MITRE) 36: Childcare in COVID-19: assessing resilience of service critical infrastructures Jessica W Pardee (Rochester Institute of Technology)*; Jennifer L Schneider (RIT); Cindy Lam (Rochester Institute of Technology) 10: Community-Scale Response to Climate Change Impacts on Rual Agricultureal Economies Ann-Perry Witmer (Illinois Applied Research Institute)* 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon: Systems and Process Resilience 50: A Tri-Level Optimization Model for Interdependent Infrastructure Network Resilience Against Compound Hazard Events Matthew Oster (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)*; Samrat Chatterjee (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Auroop Ganguly (Northeastern University); Dennis Thomas (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Jack Watson (Northeastern University); Daniel Corbiani (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Jenny Webster (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Feng Pan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Kyle Hanie (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Barton Gattis (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) 48: Modeling Command and Control Systems in Wildfire Management Characterization of and Design for Resiliency Waseem Al-Aqqad (Texas A&M University-Kingsville); Xuewei Zhang (Texas A&M University-Kingsville)* 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch 1:00 - 5:00 PM: Track: Cyber Security 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Securing the Radio Spectrum 17: WIDEFT:  A Corpus of Radio Frequency Signals for Wireless Device Fingerprint Research Abu Bucker Siddik (New Mexico State University)*; Dawson Drake (New Mexico State University); Thomas Wilkinson (New Mexico State University); Phillip De Leon (New Mexico State University); Steven P Sandoval (New Mexico State University); Margaret Campos (New Mexico State University) 26: Machine-Learning PUF-based Detection of RF Anomalies in a Cluttered RF Environment James Lu (Brown University)*; Todd Morehouse (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth); Jiawei Yuan (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth); Ruolin Zhou (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) 27: An Attack Analysis Framework for LoRaWAN applied Advanced Manufacturing Mohammad Mezanur Rahman Monjur (University of New Hampshire); Joseph Heacock (University of New Hampshire); Rui Sun (University of New Hampshire); Qiaoyan Yu (University of New Hampshire)* 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Defending Our Networks 20: Detecting Network Traffic Intrusions on Memory Constrained Embedded Systems Ebelechukwu Nwafor (Villanova University)*; Shiyu Su (Villanova University) 40: Effectiveness of Entropy-based DDoS Prevention for Software Defined Networks Cameron S Whittle (General Dynamics Mission Systems )*; Hong Liu (Univ of Massachusetts Dartmouth) 53: A High-Fidelity Cyber-Physical Testbed-Based Benchmarking Dataset For Testing Operational Technology Specific Intrusion Detection Systems Aditya Ashok (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)*; Thomas Edgar (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Cyber Security in Society 5: Complexity of International Law for Cyber Operations Nazli Choucri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)*; Gaurav Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 13: The Evolution of Cyber Security Norm Development in The Digital Age Benjamin F Madnick (Fletcher School at Tufts University); Stuart Madnick (MIT); Keman Huang (MIT)* 4:00 - 5:00 PM:  Machine Learning for Cyber Security 15: Threat Analysis Using Topic Models in Large-Scale Vulnerability Databases and Security Incident Case Documents Hiroki Koyanagi (Shonan Institute of Technology)*; Kazuo Takaragi (AIST); Sven Wohlgemuth (SECOM Co., Ltd); Katsuyuki Umezawa (Shonan Institute of Technology) 34: Creating Adversarial Malware Examples Through Guided Metamorphic Changes Thomas J Slota (Rochester Institute of Technology); Yin Pan (Rochester Institute of Technology); Rayan Mosli (King Abdulaziz University)* 33: Investigation of Reinforcement Learning-based Attack on Logic Locking Jake Mellor (Santa Clara University); Allen Shelton (Santa Clara University); Sara Tehranipoor (Santa Clara University)* Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:00 - 12:00 Noon: Track: Border Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Law Enforcement 9:00 - 10:00 AM: Swarm Modeling and Analysis 8: HUVS: Heterogeneous UV Swarm for Homeland Security Tasks Alberto Velazquez (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley); Jorge Diaz (UTRGV); Tohid Sardarmehni (UTRGV); Lei Xu (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)* 37: Performance Comparison of Decentralized Undirected Swarms versus Centralized Directed Swarms at Different Levels of Quality of Knowledge Ross Arnold (US Army)* 44: Swarm Measures of Performance: Social Network Parameters Ross Arnold (US Army)* 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Biometrics and Health 7: Health and Safety Innovations to Reduce the Spread of Contagious Disease John P McIntire (US Air Force Research Lab)*; Felicia Harlow (US Air Force Research Lab); Enoch May (US Air Force Research Lab); Connor Wilson (University of Colorado Denver); Daniel Jensen (University of Colorado Denver) 22: Post-COVID-19 Mask-Aware Face Recognition System Shreyas Dharanesh (Wichita State University); Ajita Rattani (Wichita State University)* 30: Biometrically Trusted Personal Health Status for Pandemic Management Babak P Poorebrahim Gilkalaye (University of Missouri Kansas City)*; Prof. Reza Derakhshani (University of Missouri- Kansas City) 11:00 - 12:00 Noon: HLS Use Cases for ML:  Automotive and Building Networks 21: Few-Shots Learning for Fine-Grained Vehicle Model Recognition Landry Kezebou (Tufts University )*; Victor Oludare (Tufts University); Karen Panetta (Tufts University); Sos Agaian (Tufts University) 23: Vehicle Speed and Traffic Density Estimation in Videos using Deep Neural Networks Victor Oludare (Tufts University)*; Landry Kezebou (Tufts University ); Karen Panetta (Tufts University); Sos Agaian (Tufts University) 28: A Deep Learning Approach for Understanding Device Behavior in Smart Building Networks Maroun Touma (IBM)*; Isabelle Crawford-Eng (University of Pensylvania) 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch 1:00 - 5:00 PM: Track: Border Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Law Enforcement continued 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Emergency Response 12: Test Methods to Evaluate Mapping Capabilities of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems in Constrained Indoor and Subterranean Environments Adam Norton (New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell)*; Peter Gavriel (New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell); Brendan Donoghue (New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell); Holly Yanco (New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell) 19: On The Use of Small-Scale Unmanned Autonomous Systems for Decision-Support in Subterranean Environments: The Case of Operator Situational Awareness Assessment Thanuka Wickramarathne (University of Massachusetts Lowell)* 41: Locally-Informed Cellular Automata for Emergency Response Neel M Raj (Rochester Institute of Technology)*; Jennifer L Schneider (RIT); Carol Romanowski ( Rochester Institute of Technology) 2:00 - 3:00 PM: Systems Security and Circuits 31: Secure Authentication using a Garbled Circuit Variant for Arithmetic Circuits Babak P Poorebrahim Gilkalaye (University of Missouri Kansas City)*; Prof. Reza Derakhshani (University of Missouri- Kansas City) 35: Leveraging Resilience Metrics to Support Security System Analysis Sue Caskey (Sandia)*; Thushara Gunda (Sandia); Jamie Wingo (Sandia); Adam Williams (Sandia) 43: Miniaturized Zero-Power Infrared Sensor for Persistent and Large-Scale Human Presence Monitoring at Borders Vageeswar Rajaram (Northeastern University)*; Sungho Kang (Northeastern University) 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Cognitive Radar and Imaging Processing 9: Unified Cognitive Radar Framework for Multitarget Estimation Aleksandar Zatezalo (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)*; Ning Yang (Raytheon Technologies Corporation) 18: Autonomous Determination of Aiming Direction of Firearms Benjamin A. Abruzzo (US Army)*; Kevin Carey (Columbia University) 38: Underwater Object Detection and Color Correction for Maritime Security Ozan Erat (Tufts University)*