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Access Control (Authorization) Systems


Information Technology Laboratory, Computer Security Division

RO# Location
50.77.31.C0020 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Hu, Vincent 301.975.4975


The focus of this program including policy, model, verification, test and management for Access Control (Authorization) Systems. The program will research architectures and mechanisms of access or privilege control systems for data sharing in single, distributed, or mobile environments as well as learn the limitations and practical approaches of their applications. The program will also research testing and verification methods for accurate and efficient fault detection and correction technologies for implementing access control models and policies.



Hu VC, Kuhn DR: “Access Control Policy Verification”. IEEE Computer 49(12): December 2016

Hu VC, Kuhn DR: “Attribute-Based Access Control”. IEEE Computer 48(2): February 2015

Hu VC, Kuhn DR, Xie T, Hwang J: “Model Checking for Verification of Mandatory Access Control Models and Properties”. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) regular issue IJSEKE 21(1): 2011


Computer security, Access control; Software testing; Model verification; Access control policy; Cloud; Bigdata; Distributed system; Policy testing;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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