Groundbreaking Findings

University of New Haven faculty are responsible for important breakthroughs in the treatment of Lyme disease, innovative ways to enhance cyber security, and significant improvements in medical devices – among many others.

"Something to be proud of"

Some of the most cited – and most influential – research produced at the University of New Haven is the result of its Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group, which, in just the two years since it was founded, has quickly risen to become one of the top such research labs in the world.

Led by Ibrahim "Abe" Baggili, Ph.D., Elder Family Endowed Chair, assistant dean and associate professor of computer science, the group, comprising students and faculty, has been published extensively in such publications and conferences as the Journal of Digital Investigation, the Digital Forensic Research Workshop, and the International Conference of Availability, Reliability, and Security (ARES). The research lab also hosted the National Conference on Digital Forensics.

The lab was the first to create an open-source tool drone, the DJI Drone, which is already being used by outside entities, according to Baggili. The Artifact Genome Project, launched by the group this summer, is a centralized hub meant to connect forensics specialists around the globe so that they can share digital information and learn from one another.

"It’s a huge initiative that collects digital artifacts and helps connect investigators," said Baggili, who earlier established the first cyber forensics research lab in the United Arab Emirates and who was also the first to graduate with a doctorate in cyber forensics from Purdue Polytechnic, one of the largest and highest-rated technology schools in the United States. "It’s important that we start sharing and collecting so that investigators can start learning from each other."

"Our lab is really something to be proud of," he continued. "We are operating and producing in the area of cyber forensics beyond our institution because we really value what we do, and we love what we do." Ibrahim "Abe" Baggili, Ph.D.

University-Affiliated Labs and Research Groups

  • ASOS is the abbreviation of the research lab founded by Dr. Gokhan Egilmez. The word ASOS was inspired by the famous city, Assos, where Aristotle started the first Academy, "Academy of Assos", which is currently located in the city of Çanakkale, Turkey. In fact, each letter represents the broad research area that we work on, namely: A: Analytics, S: Sustainability, O: Optimization, and S: Simulation.

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  • The lab provides leadership in bringing together the engineering field and the medical community to solve challenges and improve human health.

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  • The lab designs biomass conversion catalysts, cancer-therapeutic drugs, and drug delivery vehicles. 

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  • The think tank has uncovered vulnerabilities in social apps used by billions of people and have brought together engineers and the law enforcement community to improve cyber security.

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  • LASER prepares talents for software engineering leadership and professional careers and for advanced studies.

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  • Over the past decade, University of New Haven researchers and students have made significant progress in developing treatments and working toward a cure for Lyme disease.

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  • SARI (Security & ARtificial Intelligence) research lab is the ultimate space for students and professors to work on research projects together! The lab aims at fostering students’ interest and participation in research projects.

    Our research objectives are centered around the following thrusts:

    • Modeling more resilient IoT systems, cloud and wireless sensor technology toward cyber-attacks using cryptography, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data analytics.
    • Reverse engineering, malware analysis, and cyber forensics.
    • AI security and trustworthiness, and AI applications in cybersecurity.

    We believe in actively engaging students and pursuing research that encourage diversity and inclusion. “We lead the lab and we set the lab culture”.

    SARI is led by Dr. Khare, Dr. Manna, and Dr. Nassar. For more information, visit our website through the link below.

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  • The Secure and Assured Intelligent Learning (SAIL) lab works towards laying concrete foundations for the safety and security of intelligent machines with both theoretical and engineering perspectives. Our research aspires to develop comprehensive models, metrics, frameworks, and tools for analysis, implementation, and mitigation of deleterious behaviors in AI systems.

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  • The Translating Outstanding Performance in Skilled Nursing Facilities (TOP SNF) research project is funded by the National Institute of Health, National Institute on Aging (Grant ID: 1R15AG067456-01A1). Our study aims to learn directly from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) about strategies to optimize outcomes in the growing population of patients admitted to SNFs following hospitalization.

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  • UNHcFREG's Vision: To become a national and international renowned multi-disciplinary research group in Cyber Forensics Science.

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  • The WeEmbody (WE) Lab is a working group of public health professionals and students that focuses on issues around the sociocultural factors associated with body image dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and related concerns.

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  • The research group brings together students who have a passion for research in different areas of wired and wireless networking.