PERMIT: Privacy-Enabled Resource Management for IoT Networks

Professors Anand Sarwate (PI) and Narayan Mandayam (co-PI) have received a new NSF grant from the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

The title of the project is "PERMIT: Privacy-Enabled Resource Management for IoT Networks” and the award amount is $500,000 for three years (9/1/16 to 8/31/19).

The project investigates how privacy can be used to inform the design and management of future data sensing systems involved in applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT), industrial monitoring and control, "smart" homes/cities, and personalized health care. These systems will collect sensitive information about individuals and also require high bandwidth. For applications or services that rely on populations of individuals, reducing the amount of information transmitted can save bandwidth while enhancing privacy. The objectives of this work are to use ideas from data privacy technologies and wireless resource management techniques to jointly manage privacy and bandwidth in wireless sensing systems. Ultimately, this project seeks to formulate new trade-offs between privacy and quality-of-service that can generalize to other networking problems.

The full project abstract can be found on the NSF website: