The Magnum Research Group

The Mobile Application computinG, optimizatioN, and secUrity Methods Research Group focuses on the science of creating next-generation mobile and cloud applications that sense the world around us and are secure, efficient, and scalable.

Mobile/Cloud Cyber-physical Systems

Our research makes your mobile device aware of its surroundings - able to protect itself, help you make decisions, and interpret what you are doing.

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A selection of our research projects

GhostBox is a research project focused on location-based control of mobile security. This project led to the launch of Optio Labs, backed by $2.5M in venture funding.
HD4AR is a mobile/cloud augmented reality project. This project has won 2 best paper awards and industry awards at CES and SXSW. The project spawned PAR Works, a venture backed startup with $1.5M in funding.
The Ataack Cloud is a mobile testbed that allows researches to run coordinated experiments with 100s or 1,000s of Android emulators. The testbed was funded by a grant from the Army Research Office.
Soda is a project to develop the next-generation of HTTP-based distributed object computing frameworks and vastly simplify mobile/cloud integration. Try our opensource implementation.
NERD is a platform for rapidly developing and distributing mobile apps to monitor and operate industrial control systems.
ScatterD is a set of heuristic/metaheuristic algorithms for optimizing the allocation of computing resources in cloud computing environments to reduce cost and improve quality of service.

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Dr. Yu Sun, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona
Dr. Hamilton Turner, CTO & Entrepreneur
Dr. Hyojoon Bae, Senior Research Scientist, Apple
Dr. Dana Zhang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Belmont University
Dr. Brandon Amos, Research Scientist, Facebook AI
Dr. Thaddeus Czauski, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Yao Pan, Senior Software Engineer in AI, LinkedIn
Dr. Fangzhou Sun, Research Scientist, Facebook
Dr. Brian Dougherty, COO, Briovation
Daniel Guymon, Lead Cloud Architect, Northrup Grumman
Ben Gotow, Entrepreneur
Chris Thompson, Entrepreneur
Paul Miranda, Software Development Manager, Amazon
Zach McCormick, Engineering Senior Manager, Braze
Jordan Schweigert, Aerospace Engineer, Busek
Dr. Marcelino Rodríguez Cancio, Chief Technology Officer, Couture Technologies
Xiao Li, Software Engineer, Microsoft
Sri Harsha Seethalam, Senior Software Developer, FortyAU
Nock William
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