ONR Project: L2RAVE

Feedback-Driven Learn to Reason in Adversarial Environments for Autonomic Cyber Systems

About L2RAVE Project

The growing complexity of cyber systems has made them difficult for human operators to defend, particularly in the presence of intelligent and resourceful adversaries who target multiple system components simultaneously, employ previously unobserved attack vectors, and use stealth and deception to evade detection. There is a need for developing autonomic cyber systems that can integrate statistical learning and rules-based formal reasoning to provide an adaptive and robust situational awareness and resilient system response. In this collaborative research effort, we propose to develop a feedback-driven Learn to Reason (L2R) framework, which aims to integrate statistical learning with formal reasoning, in adversarial environments. Our insight is that in order to realize the potential benefits of L2R, continuous interaction between the statistical and formal components is needed, both at intermediate time steps and at multiple layers of abstraction.



L2RAVE PROJECT SPONSOR

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. Radha Poovendran

NSL Founding Director
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Co-Principal Investigator

Prof. Linda Bushnell

Research Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington

Co-Principal Investigator

Prof. Hannaneh Hajishirzi

Assistant Professor
Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering University of Washington

Professor

Prof. Andrew Clark

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Post-Doc

Bhaskar Ramasubramanian

Post Doctoral Scholar
Network Security Lab,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Washington

Student

Baicen Xiao

Ph.D student (post-quals)
Network Security Lab,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Washington

Student

Shruti Misra

Ph.D student (pre-quals)
Network Security Lab,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Washington

Student

Zhouchi Li

Ph.D. student
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute