Key Generation Project


This paper summarizes key generation research projects.


  1. A New Frontier For Internet of Things Security: Far-Flung Key Generation , £251k, link
    • Duration: July 2021 to June 2023
    • Funder: EPSRC New Investigator Award
  2. Securing the Internet of Things, Group Key Generation From Wireless Channels (Project Link)
    • Duration: 10/2016 – 09/2017
    • Partners: Queen’s Unviersity Belfast, UK
    • Funder: Royal Society
  3. FAST Physical Layer Security (Project Link)
    • Duration: 12/2016 – 11/2019
    • Partners: TU Dresden, Metratek, and IHP
  4. Wireless Key Generation (Project Link)
    • Partners: Oxford University, UK, Carl-Zeiss Foundation, and Disco Labs, TU Kaiserslautern
  5. PROPHYLAXE – Providing Physical Layer Security for the Internet of Things (Project Link)
    • Duration: 03/2013 – 09/2015
    • Funder: German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    • Partners: Bosch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer Institute for Information Technology, escrypt, and Technical University Dresden
  6. PHYsical LAyer Wireless Security (PHYLAWS) (Project Link)
    • Duaration: 11/2012 – 11/2016
    • Funder: EU 7th Framework Programme
    • Partners: Celeno, Imperial College London, UK, VTT, Finland, Thales, Telecom Paris Tech, France


  1. CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Secret Key Generation Under Resource Constraints
    • Duration: 10/01/2016 – 07/31/2019
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partners: University of California Davis (PI: Lifeng Lai, NSF Link), Syracuse University (PI: Yingbin Liang, NSF Link)
  2. CCSS: Collaborative Research: Developing A Physical-Channel Based Lightweight Authentication System for Wireless Body Area Networks (Project Link, NSF Link)
    • Duration: 09/2014 – 08/2017
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partners: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (lead PI: Honggang Wang, USD155,912), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (PI: Lifeng Lai, USD148,416) and University of Arkansas Little Rock (PI: Shucheng Yu,USD120,268)
  3. Is Wireless Channel Dependable for Security Provisioning? (NSF Link)
    • Duration: 08/2013 – 07/2017
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partners: North Carolina State University, USA
  4. TC: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Network Dynamics for Secret Key Generation
    • Duration: 09/2011 – 08/2015
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partners: Syracuse University (PI: Yingbin Liang, NSF Link), University of California Davis (PI: Lifeng Lai, NSF Link)
  5. Collaborative Research: CT- ISG Key Generation from Physical Layer Characteristics in Wireless Networks
    • Duration: 09/2008 – 08/2011
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partners: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PI: Bulent Yener, NSF Link), University of Connecticut (PI: Aggelos Kiayias, NSF Link)
  6. Utilizing Physical Layer Properties for Key Secret Extraction in Mobile Environments (Project Link)
    • Funder: Army Research Office
    • Partner: Data Analysis and Information SecuritY (DAISY) Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  7. CT-ISG: Opportunistic Secret Key Exchange Using Wireless Link Characteristics and Device Mobility (NSF Link, Project Link)
    • Duration: 09/2008 – 08/2012
    • Funder: National Science Foundation
    • Partner: Sensing and Processing Across Networks (SPAN) lab, Utah University, USA
  8. Securing Wireless Applications and Networks (Project Link)
    • Partner: WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Laboratory), Rutgers University, USA


  1. On Future Mobile Communication Physical Layer Security
    • Duration: 01/2017 – 12/2019
    • Funder: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    • Partner: Southeast University, China
  2. Network Engineering Techniques for Wireless Security (Project Link)
    • Partner: Singapore University of Technology and Design

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