- Developing deep learning–driven security and privacy for cyber-physical-social systems,
- Designing hybrid weakly supervised deep learning algorithm exploiting domain knowledge,
- Developing blockchain-powered internet of thing (IoT)-enabled secure and privacy-preserving crowdsourced computing paradigm,
- Designing social sensing-enabled situational awareness mechanism,
- Designing opportunistic and attack-resilient hybrid networking infrastructure for smart grids,
- Developing bio-inspired assured reinforcement learning–based real-time optimal decision making,
- Designing decentralized and secure computing and networking paradigm for deep space exploration
- Developing low-complexity machine learning algorithm and its digital VLSI implementation.