Wade Trappe received his B.A. in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing from the University of Maryland in 2002. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rutgers University, and Associate Director of the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), where he directs WINLAB's research in wireless security.
He has led several federally funded projects in the area of cybersecurity and communication systems, projects involving security and privacy for sensor networks, physical layer security for wireless systems, a security framework for cognitive radios, the development of wireless testbed resources (the ORBIT testbed,www.orbit-lab.org), and new RFID technologies. Prof. Trappe led a DARPA initiative into validating and prototyping physical layer security mechanisms, an Army Research Office project on the theory of physical layer security, and is currently leading an Army CERDEC project on cognitive radio networks and MIMO communications. He has developed several cross-layer security mechanisms for wireless networks, jamming detection and jamming defense mechanisms for wireless networks, and has investigated privacy-enhancing routing methods.
He has published over 150 papers, including six best papers awards (two in media security, one in Internet design, one in cognitive radio systems, one in mobile computing, and one in wireless security). His papers have appeared in numerous IEEE/ACM journals and premier conferences, spanning the areas of signal processing and security. His experience in network security and wireless spans over 15 years, and he has co-authored a popular textbook in security, Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory, as well as several notable monographs on wireless security, including Securing Wireless Communications at the Physical Layer and Securing Emerging Wireless Systems: Lower-layer Approaches. Professor Trappe has served as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (SPM), and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). He served as the lead guest editor for September 2011 special issue of the Transactions on Information Forensics and Security on "Using the Physical Layer for Securing the Next Generation of Communication Systems" and also served IEEE Signal Processing Society as the SPS representative to the governing board of IEEE TMC.
- Best Paper Award for Suhas Mathur,Tong Jin, Nikhil Kasturirangan, Janani Chandrasekharan, Wenzhi Xue, Marco Gruteser, Wade Trappe, "ParkNet: Drive-by Sensing of Road-side Parking Statistics", in Proceedings of ACM Mobisys (2010).
- Best Paper Award for Aliye Ozge Kaya, Wade Trappe, and Mung Chiang, "P2P-ISP Cooperation: Risks and Mitigation", in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2009.
- Best Paper Award for Song Liu, Yingying Chen, Wade Trappe, Larry J. Greenstein, "Non-interactive Localization of Cognitive Radios Based on Dynamic Signal Strength Mapping", in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Snowbird, Utah, February 2009.
- Best Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, for “Anti-Collusion Fingerprinting for Multimedia,” (awarded at the 2006 ICASSP Conference in Toulouse, France). The SPS Best Paper Award is awarded based upon the impact an article has over a time window of up to 5 years.
- Best Paper Award, Journal of Applied Signal Processing, for “Group-Oriented Fingerprinting for Multimedia Forensics,” (awarded at the EURASIP 2005 Conference in Sept. at Antalya, Turkey). The EURASIP Best Paper Award is awarded to a single journal article from the previous year that is judged by the community to have significant technical merit and impact.
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
- Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
- Member of the IEEE Signal Processing, Communications, and Computer Societies
- Program co-Chair, ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, WiSec 2012.
- Member of the Technical Program for the 2012 ICDCS (IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems)
- Member of the Technical Program for the 2012 ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2009-Present
IEEE Signal Processing Society Representative to the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2009-Present
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2008-Present
- Book Review Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2005-2009
- Chair for the Poster and Demo Session for the 2010 ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec)
- Member of the Technical Program for the 2010 ICDCS (IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems)
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 IEEE Infocom
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 Tridentcom
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM).
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing (Mobicom).
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS).
- Member of the Technical Program for 2009 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS).
- Member of the Technical Program for the 2009 International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities
- Multimedia Security
- Wireless Security
- Wireless Networking
- A. O. Kaya, W. Trappe, L. Greenstein, D. Chizhik, “Predicting MIMO Performance in Urban Microcells Using Ray Tracing to Characterize the Channel,” to appear in IEEE Trans. On Wireless Communications.
- R. Miller, W. Trappe, “On the Vulnerabilities of CSI in MIMO Wireless Communication Systems,” to appear in IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, 2012.
- Y. Zhang, Z. Wu, W. Trappe, “Adaptive Location-Oriented Content Delivery in Delay-Sensitive Pervasive Applications,” in IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, vol. 10, pg. 362-376.
- S. Chen, Y. Chen, W. Trappe, “Inverting Systems of Embedded Sensors for Position Verification in Location-Aware Applications,” in IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 21, pg. 722-736, 2010.
- S. Mathur, A. Reznik, C. Ye, R. Mukherjee, A. Rahman, Y. Shah, W. Trappe and N. Mandayam, “Exploiting the Physical Layer for Enhanced Security,” in IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 17, pg. 63-70, Oct. 2010.
- Y. Chen, J. Yang, W. Trappe, R. Martin, “Detecting and Localizing Identity-based Attacks in Wireless and Sensor Networks,” in IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 59, pg. 2418-2434, 2010.
- M. Rodoper, W. Trappe, E. Jung, “An IBC and Certificate Based Hybrid Approach to WiMAX Security,” in Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 11, pg. 615-625, 2010.
- C. Ye, S. Mathur, A. Reznik, W. Trappe and N. Mandayam, "Information-theoretically Secret Key Generation for Fading Wireless Channels", in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 5, no. 2, pg. 240-254, June 2010.
- L. Xiao, L. Greenstein, N. Mandayam, W. Trappe, “Channel-based Spoofing Detection in Frequency-Selective Rayleigh Channels,” in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, Issue 12, pg. 5948-5956, Dec. 2009.
- P. Kamat, W. Xu, Y. Zhang, W. Trappe, “Temporal Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice,” in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 5, issue 4, pg. 1-24, Nov. 2009.
- A. O. Kaya, L. Greenstein, W. Trappe, “Characterizing indoor wireless channels via ray tracing combined with stochastic modeling,” in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, Issue 8, pg. 4165-4175, Aug. 2009.
- L. Xiao, L. Greenstein, N. Mandayam, W. Trappe, “Channel-Based Detection of Sybil Attacks in Wireless Networks,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 4, Issue 3, pg. 492-503, Sept. 2009.
- S. Mathur, T. Jin, N. Kasturirangan, J. Chandrasekaran, W. Xu, M. Gruteser, W. Trappe, “ParkNet: drive-by sensing of road-side parking statistics,” in Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (Mobisys 2010). (BEST PAPER AWARD).