During the summer months of 2014, Loyola Computer Engineering student Christopher DelBello (Class of 2015), conducted research at the New York Institute of Technology as part of a cybersecurity-focused Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Christopher's research centered on reducing the energy consumption and enhancing the security of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) for physiological monitoring. As a result of his work, Christopher was recognized as the first author of the following paper, which has been published by the Security and Communication Networks academic journal:
DelBello, Chris, Kazi Raihan, and Tao Zhang (2015), “Reducing energy consumption of mobile phones during data transmission and encryption for wireless body area network applications,” Security Comm. Networks, doi: 10.1002/sec.1223
Christopher has also took third place for his poster presentation at Loyola's Undergraduate Research Colloquium in April 2015.