Role-Based Access Control for Mobile Computing and Applications

Research Mentor: Steven Demurjian

Graduate Mentor: Yaira K. Rivera Sánchez –

Focusing on the authentication process to allow a mobile application to access, share, and exchange information from different sources/applications. This work demonstrates a generalizable approach to realize role-based access control (RBAC) security for mobile applications that allows an information owner to define who can do what by role, which is then enforced via a dynamically customized version of the mobile application. The work will be incorporated into the Connecticut Concussion Tracker mobile application. The Connecticut Concussion Tracker (CT2) application that has been developed as a joint effort between the Depts of Physiology and Neurobiology, and Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with faculty in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine in support of a newly passed law on concussions to be tracked K12 (

Components for Student Participation Research tasks for REU participants will include learning about secure mobile computing from the user side (access control models, delivering custom content to users, and adaptive certification). Project supervisors along with senior graduate students will work closely with the REU students and provide mentorship.