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
Christopher has also took third place for his poster presentation at Loyola's Undergraduate Research Colloquium in April 2015.