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Research Lab Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects connected over IP networks. With the proliferation of IoT devices in everyday life - from home automation to wearables - comes several challenges in both network communications and security. The ACI's Internet of Things Research Lab (IoTRL) enables us to explore the communication that occurs between these objects and other internet-enabled devices and systems. This helps inform how we think about cybersecurity in the future and how we can improve network architectures and protocols to promote better security while enabling data-driven insights from interconnected systems.

Army Cyber Institute IoT Lab

Use Cases

  • Multi-modal data generation, collection, and processing
  • IoT device hacking and exploration
  • Edge AI/ML training, testing and experimentation
  • Network/sensor data visualization and monitoring


We currently have networked 10+ IoT devices to generate, capture, and store sensor (audio, video, image, text, etc.) and network data with more being added to model smart-home scenarios.


Army Cyber Institute IoT Lab



Our current tool suite consists of several open-source platforms such as Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana, InfluxDB, Security Onion, and Wireshark, along with some Government off-the-shelf monitoring tools such as Lava, Dagger, and Galaxy.


Affiliated Researchers

  • LTC Nathaniel Bastian, Ph.D.
  • LTC Chris Wilkinson
  • MAJ John Pavlik, Ph.D.
  • CPT David Bierbrauer
  • Dr. Paul Maxwell
  • Ms. Emily Nack