Discipline: Computer Sciences and Information Management
Subcategory: Computer Science & Information Systems
Whitney Nelson - Hampton University
Nanorobotics is an upcoming technology used across a vast spectrum of fields, such as healthcare, surgery, security, and military. It has become an important aspect in technology because of its ability to solve enormous problems with device designed in nanometers. Nanorobots will be able to reach places, fix the tiniest problems, and affect different attributes that were once unimaginable just ten years ago. Nanorobotics is a growing phenomenon and with such great capabilities, security will be an essential aspect of this technology. Every day there are accounts, private information, and government files that are attacked and threatened by outside resources. Just as any newly formed piece of technology, nanorobots have the potential of being attacked by hackers and terrorists. This research project will include an in-depth review on security practices related to nanorobotics applications and a comparative analysis of programming in Java and C++, which are two programming languages implemented for a nanorobotics application. The simulation programs resembles (a) a task similar to what a nanobot would have and (b) an adversary program that will find security concerns or vulnerabilities that appear in both languages. Finally, this research will provide a set of the best security practices in coding in nanorobotics application.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This research is supported by grant from NSF HRD-1238838.
Faculty Advisor: Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: I did the background research to support this project, created the algorithms, and wrote the code.