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Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking InnovationCCNI Lab


The Cybersecurity, Communications & Networking Innovation (CCNI) Lab at Old Dominion University was founded in 2013 by Dr. ChunSheng Xin through the generous support of Old Dominion University and National Science Foundation (NSF).


The CCNI Lab will be nationally and internationally recognized as a leading research Lab in cybersecurity, communications, and networking, by carrying out transformative research, attracting significant external funding, and bringing forth profound economical and societal impacts. Furthermore, the Lab will become a vibrant education center to serve the students of the university as well as its region.


The mission of the CCNI Lab is to carry out transformative research to advance the state of the arts in the fields of cybersecurity, communications, and networking, in particular the security for cognitive radio networks, wireless communications, and wireless networking. The Lab promotes the integration of research into education through vibrant curriculum design, program strengthening, and innovative outreach activities to the Hampton Roads region.


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A team of dedicated faculty and students work in the CCNI Lab. The team members have diverse and multi-disciplinary expertises.


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The CCNI Lab has several ongoing projects in the fields of cybersecurity, communications, and networking, supported by multiple grants.



The research of the CCNI Lab has been published in leading journals and conferences, as well as disseminated through invited talks.



In addition to serve the students of the university, the CCNI Lab organizes innovative outreach activities to serve the Hampton Roads area.



The CCNI Lab has established extensive multi-disciplinary collaborations with researchers nationally and internationally.



The CCNI Lab currently has Research Assistant positions available for graduate students. We are especially interested in PhD students.