Ragini Gupta

Current Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Email: raginig2@illinois.edu

Bio: Ragini Gupta is a second year PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Her research interests span across IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks, Edge Computing and Cyber Physical Systems. She completed her BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.

Abstract: Empowering Secured Digital Twin Framework for Scientific Clean-Rooms

Scientific clean rooms lab equipment are regulated by a high-end sensing and monitoring cyber-infrastructure that consists of different types of ambience monitoring sensors such as temperature, humidity, current, acoustic and vibration sensors. However, this infrastructure is vulnerable to a variety of attacks on sensors, edge-computing devices and communication protocols. We leverage the cyber-infrastructure of the clean room labs into virtual spaces as digital twin. These data-driven digital twins comprise of virtual replica of sensors, edge nodes, and communication processes that drive the operating condition of the clean rooms. The digital twin framework is used to emulate attack signatures, tactics and techniques by running a variety of simulation scenarios to identify potential attacks points and paths that an adversary can use against the real cyber-system. These signatures coupled with AI based anomaly detection algorithms will be further utilized to implement real-time intrusion detection systems for the scientific clean room sensing environment.