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BIO

PriyankaSamantaPriyanka Samanta is a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is a Research Assistant under RF CUNY and also works at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as an Adjunct Lecturer. Her research area is in the field of location and wireless network security, LTE protocols, Blockchain Technology, DApps Development and Digital Forensic. Currently her PhD focus is on developing a framework for secure location verification and authentication of a smart phone using LTE architecture. As a proof of concept, she has developed a secure, location aware and verifiable Blockchain application E-Witness, to prove the integrity and spatio-temporal properties of digital evidence captured through a smart-phone. She also has research interests in 5G spectrum sharing in IoT application and game theory. In her previous project she has designed a game-theory based intelligent adversarial model to demonstrate how the inherent security vulnerabilities of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) based networks would impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of IoT networks might become a roadblock towards realizing spectrum aware 5G vision. Before joining CUNY, she used to work as Network Administrator for Accenture where she used to work in analyzing and troubleshooting LAN/WAN issues and Incident Management, Change Management. She also has more than 4 years of teaching experience as an assistant professor in India. She has done her master from Jadavpur University, India in 2011, and won prestigious gold medal for her excellent academic performance. She has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering, from Techno India college of technology in 2009. She has knowledge on Blockchain technology, android application development, WLAN, LTE protocols, 3GPP standards, IoT security and experience of writing simulators in Python, C++, MATLAB and NS3. She enjoys photography, cooking and traveling.