Research/Other Projects

During my time at the Faculty of Computer Science, I have been actively involved in a number of projects. I list a few of those here.

Current Projects
  • PRISM: Privacy, Security and Personal Safety with Mobile Technologies (September 2016 – Present)
    We are developing a user-centric solution to personal safety.
    (People: M. Just [Heriot Watt University, UK], A. Willis [University of Edinburgh, UK], K. Hawkey, D. Reilly, R. V. Sampangi, H. S. Chandhok, J. Samuthiravelu, M. Altair, S. Khawaja)
  • Context-dependent and Usable Security and Privacy (February 2016 – Present)
    Details to follow.
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, K. Hawkey, J. Samuthiravelu)
Past Projects
  • Context-Dependent Interactions in Ubiquitous Coordinated and Multiple Views (May 2015 – June 2016)
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, D. Reilly)
  • Security in Emerging Wireless Technologies (May 2015 – June 2016)
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Security and Applications of RFID in Aircraft Manufacturing (September 2011 – May 2015)
    In this project, we are proposing applications and security mechanisms of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance. This project has been funded by the research collaboration between The Boeing Company and Dalhousie University.
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Augmentation of Face Recognition with Live Elements for User Authentication (May 2014 – present)
    In this project, we are working towards using Micro Expressions to augment Usable Privacy and Security (UPS).
    Click here for more information about this project, and contact us if you are interested.
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, K. Hawkey, B. MacKay, R. Alsheh)
  • Interactive Android / Web Application for World Diabetes Day (November 2014)
    We created an interactive web application and an informative Android application for spreading awareness about diabetes at information booths (at Dalhousie University and NSCC, Dartmouth) on World Diabetes Day 2014. This project was in collaboration with Capital Health.
    (People: D. Agarwal, S. Dey, P. Bahekar, R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Interactive Web Application for prideHealth (July 2014)
    We created an interactive web application to be deployed at the Halifax Pride Parade 2014. This project was in collaboration with prideHealth.
    (People: D. Agarwal, S. Dey, R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Quality / Conformance Assessment for Healthcare Application (June 2014 – July 2014)
    We worked on assessing a healthcare solution for its conformance to standards. This project was in collaboration with Health QR.
    (People: L. Tucker, R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Mobile Couponing Solution (May 2014 – July 2014)
    We worked on an intuitive solution for mobile couponing. This project was in collaboration with Citrus Mobile Solutions.
    (People: M. Kumar, M. Nukala, S. K. R. Thadoor, L. Tucker, R. V. Sampangi, S. Sampalli)
  • Prototype Development of Home Safe Living System (2012-13)
    Prototype development of Home Safe Living System, a software system that will expertly assess a geriatric patients ability to either live independently or with the assistance of a caregiver, and recommend the necessary changes. It considers patients level of physical and cognitive abilities to generate a health profile. The project is funded by NSERC Engage grant.
    (People: M. Rahman, R. V. Sampangi, A. Kulakevich, S. Sampalli)
  • Requirement and Feasibility Study of Home Safe Living System (2012)
    Home Safe Living provides solutions for independent living of elderly people. In this project, we conducted a feasibility study of company’s requirements to develop a software system which will capture the health profile of a client / patient and helps in assessing their ability to live either independently or with the assistance of a caregiver, and recommend any additional requirements. Our proposal includes designing of an knowledge-based expert system with web-based interface.
    (People: M. Rahman, R. V. Sampangi, A. P. Khandavilli, S. Sampalli)
  • Android Application for Capturing, Manipulating and Sharing Images (2012)
    This is a novel social application to capture or use images that are present in the phone memory, and manipulate the images, and share the images in the user’s social group.
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, G. Sharma, A. S. Sran, S. Sampalli)
  • Android Application to Share and View Images (2012)
    This is a novel application to share and view images between two Android devices. The application used Bluetooth for sharing the images between the devices, and used a modified handshaking protocol for exchanging important information between the paired devices to display the images appropriately.
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, G. Sharma, A. S. Sran, S. Sampalli)
  • Security and Reliability of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) in Wireless (Remote) Monitoring of High-Risk Pregnancies (2011)
    (Master’s thesis, University of Mysore, Mysore, India)
    In this project, we explored the pertinence of remote health monitoring to patients with high-risk pregnancies, and proposed reliability improvement technique and a security suite for the proposed application. (People: R. V. Sampangi, S. Urs, S. Sampalli)
  • Study of Mysore city as a Knowledge city and development of Knowledge City Assessment Index (2009 – 2012)
    In this study, we studied the various parameters associated with a knowledge city, developed an index to effectively assess the positioning of cities in emerging economies as knowledge cities, and analyzed Mysore city, India in terms of the developed Knowledge City Index (KCI).
    (People: R. V. Sampangi, V. Viswanath, H. C. A. Ray, N. K. Rao, N. Shilpa, R. Sathyendhranath, B. A. S. Kumar, W. Ritter, S. Urs)