Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan
Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan is presently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her research interests include Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks & Security, and Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications. Dr. Chigan?s research is sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research Lab (ARL), as well as the Innovation Center of EATON Corp. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in 2012, she was an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. She received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2002. Dr. Chigan is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2007). She is the author/coauthor of over 60 papers.
Research Areas:1. Vehicle-to-Vehicle & Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications and Networking 2. Security and Privacy of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) 3. VANET-enhanced Intelligent Transportation Systems 4. VANET-enabled Information Systems (Data Fusion, Data Mining) and Applications (Smart Driving, Autonomous Driving)