Research & Grants

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program (RII) Track-2, Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure for Transformational Scientific Discovery in Arkansas and West Virginia (CI-TRAIN)

K. Yoshigoe (Co-PI and Campus Lead)

R. Seker, Peiyi Tang (Senior Personnel)

Total: $5,056,428

September 2009 – August 2013

NSF CRI: Stream Computing for Research and Education in Science and Engineering

K. Yoshigoe (PI)

R. Seker, Peiyi Tang (Senior Personnel)

Total: $400,000

September 2009 – August 2012

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program (RII), Arkansas ASSET (Advancing and Supporting Science, Engineering and Technology

S. Ramaswamy, K. Yoshigoe, and R. Seker (Senior Personnel)

S. Ramaswamy (Center Program Manager for the Wireless Nano Sensors & Systems Center)

UALR: ~$2,500,000

Total: $13,168,123

September 2007 – August 2010

NSF Major Research Instrumentation

Arkansas Intelligent Coordination Entities Emulab S. Ramaswamy (PI)

F. Milanova, R. Seker (co-PI)

K. Yoshigoe (Senior Personnel)


August 2006 – July 2009

NSF Global Scientists & Engineers – OISE, IRES: US-France (INSA) Cooperative Research in Engineering Innovative Software Systems with Applications to Maritime Transportation Logistics

S. Ramaswamy (PI)

R. Seker, F. Milanova, K. Yoshigoe (co-PI)

S. Geoghegan (Senior Personnel)


September 2007 – August 2010

Cognitive KASER Decision Support System

DTRA SOW CBT08-IST04-1-0047

Department of Homeland Security

M. Milanova (Co-PI)


Research in Watermarking and Protection of Intellectual Property 04189

NSF : International Twinning Program

Under the direction of U.S. co-principal investigators Charles Ford Jr. of Clayton College and State University and Mariofanna Milanova of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), this joint U.S.-Bulgarian project in the Science of Learning focus area involves research on mechanisms for the protection of intellectual property for multimedia resources in distance learning environments.

M. Milanova (Co-PI)


2004 – 2006

Forensic Internet Replay Sequencing Tool (FIRST)

We propose a project to investigate and develop a tool that will assemble a visual recreation of Web browsing sessions stored on a target computer. Currently, tools exist that can parse the browser cache to determine the time that each Uniform Resource Locater (URL) was accessed. These tools provide a text file containing information about the URLs. There is a definite interest in the law enforcement community in a tool that will provide information about specific URLs and will assemble a visual slideshow that recreates exactly what the individual was looking at while browsing the Web.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)

Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

M. Kelly & S. Geoghegan


January 2007 – September 2007

A Forensic Tool for Analyzing Peer-to-Peer File Sharing History

We propose a project to research the underlying operation storage of several peer-to-peer file sharing applications and develop a tool that will aid law enforcement to extract evidence regarding a suspect’s use of the application. Each peer-to-peer application stores information in several data files regarding its current operation state. Currently, law enforcement investigators must hand-parse this information to extract evidence regarding a crime. This manual process is very time consuming and error prone, leading to questions regarding the data’s validity if the case goes to court. Our tool will automate the process, thus eliminating the human error component and enhancing the data’s validity in a court situation.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)

Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

J. Cannatella & S. Geoghegan


January 2008 – September 2008

Building a Framework for Flexible and Robust Security Architectures, and Establishing the Security Policy for the Acxiom grid Computing Environment

Acxiom Corporation

Ningning Wu


June 2005 – July 2006

Research on Early Detection and Prevention of Internet Worms

Donaghey College of Information Science and System Engineering seed grant

Ningning Wu


May 2005 – December 2005