Over the last five years I have generated over $ 16 M of research funds from federal and state agencies. The funding sources include DARPA, NSF, ARO, ONR and Louisiana BoR.


  • September 28, 2013 – May 2015,   Design, Development, Testing, and Refinement of a Suite of Biometric Modalities for Inclusion in an Active Authentication System DARPA Active Authentication, PI Vir Phoha, Co-PI Mike O’Neal, Kiran Balagani, Andrew Rosenberg, $1,783,732  (1.8M)
  • September 28, 2013 –  August 31, 2014, Context-aware Active Authentication using Touch Gestures, Typing Patterns, and Body Movements, DARPA Active Authentication, PI Vir Phoha (single PI grant), $236,450
  • June 1, 2012-April 30, 2013 (11 months) Investigating Cognitive Rhythms as a New Modality for Continuous Authentication, PI K. Balagani, Co-PI V. Phoha, Co-PI A. Rosenberg. DARPA, $479,886.

  • June 1, 2007- May 31, 2014. Center for Secure Cyberspace. Total amount $8 M (BoR amount $3.6 M). PI Vir V. Phoha, Co-PIs K. Varahramyan, P. Chen, S. Iyengar, G. Allen. Louisiana Board of Regents.   LEQSF(2007-12)-ENH-PKSFI-PRS-03. Founding Director of the Center for Secure Cyberspace. (Currently the Center has 18 faculty and staff.)

  • September 15, 2011- October 30, 2012 DURIP: Collaborative Cyber Attack Data Capturing, Sharing, and Analysis for Cloud Security, PI E. Karim, Co-PI V. Phoha, AFOSR thru University of Texas, San Antonio.

  • June 1, 2009-December 31, 2012.  “Distributed Autonomy for Intelligent Decision Making, Adaptive Learning and Robust Collaboration”  from ONR amount $ 1.7 M. PI A. Ray, Co-PI Vir V. Phoha.   Prime Contract # N00014-09-1-0688.

  • November 1, 2009 – September 31, 2012. “Obfuscation and Deobfuscating of Intent in Computer Programs,” PI Arun Lakhotia, Co-PI Vir Phoha, Co-PI Andrew Walenstein, Co-PI Bin Mai; BOR/DEPSCoR/$232,544 (my share). Prime Contract #  FA9550-09-1-0715

  • June 1, 2009- May 31, 2014. Cyber Security Laboratory  $2.8 M AFOSR. PI Les Guice, Co-PI V. Phoha, E. Karim.

  • July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014. Cybersecurity Research Program at the Cyberspace Research Lab.  PI Les Guice, Co-PI V Phoha, AFOSR, $1,189,458

PAST (only partial list)

  • July  2009  through May 2011. “Remote Suspect ID” from AFRL through AIS.  PI Vir V. Phoha. Amount funded $800,000. Prime Contract # FA8750-09-C-0191.
  • June 1, 2008- May 31, 2011. "Secure and Survivable Cyber-centric Sensor Networks: Algorithms and Architecture Research," Total amount $760,000 Office of Naval Research.. PI S. S. Iyengar Co-PI Vir V. Phoha. Prime Contract # N00014-08-1-0856.
  • July  2009  through May 2010. “Cyber Weapons” from AFRL through AIS.  PI Vir V. Phoha. Amount funded $400,000. Prime Contract # FA8750-09-C-0191
  •  January 2007 through December 2009. “Faculty Development - Multi University Research and Training in Information Assurance and Computer Security” from National Science Foundation. PIs of the proposal are: Louisiana Tech University (Prof. Vir V. Phoha) and Louisiana State University (Prof. S. S. Iyengar).  Amount funded approximately $0.5 M.
  • V. V. Phoha, A. Ray, D. Sieworik, and K. Trivedi, (MURI)  "Mathematics of Failures in Complex Systems (DAAD19-01-1-0646)," Army Research Office, 2002-2007. Amount funded $5M.
  • June 1, 2003- August 31, 2005. V. V. Phoha, PI, Supervisory Control Automata as a New Paradigm to Control Malicious Executables, Louisiana Board of Regents RCS Program,  $50,000.  


Contact Info
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Dr. Vir V. Phoha
Room 245, Nethken Hall, Arizona Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Email: Phoha at coes dot latech dot edu
Phone: (318)257-2298
Fax: (318)257-4922