Ministry of Education grant for UofG Singapore
Issued: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:57:00 BST
The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) in collaboration with the School of Infocomm (SOI), Republic Polytechnic Singapore (RP) has won a grant from the Singapore Ministry of Education worth SGD $311,167.
The grant was received as part of the 8th Translational R&D and Innovation Fund (TIF) to work on cyber-security for smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) over 2 years.
Dr Sye Loong Keoh will be the lead investigator from UofG Signapore in collaboration with Prof Christopher Johnson from Glasgow, Dr Linda Tang and Mr David Leong from RP.
The project team will be working closely with two industry partners, namely RFNet Technologies and Wireless Smart Utility Network (Wi-SUN) Alliance with the aim of hardening the smart metering communication infrastructure.
Dr Sye Loong Keoh said: “EPSILON: End-to-end Protection for Smart-metering Communication Infrastructure within a Local Field Area Network (FAN)” will develop a novel security solution that provides protection at the communication layer against tampering of energy usage data and detection of potential device compromise in the smart metering infrastructure.
“In addition, the project plans to deploy the proposed end-to-end protection mechanism on top of the Wi-SUN communication stack; this will accelerate the adoption of the proposed security solution for smart metering infrastructure in Singapore and worldwide through the support from Wi-SUN Alliance in this project.