Dr. Todd Humphreys - Time is Money, and GPS Spoofing Can Cost It

Assistant Professor Todd Humphreys discusses the practice of "time thieves", who use global positioning system "spoofers" to fool GPS-based timing tools markets such as the New York Stock Exchange use to determine when trades happen.
Read the article in TheStreet.

Humphreys research group

Above: Assistant Professor Todd Humphreys (far right) works with his graduate students in the Radionavigation Lab where they explore novel ways to exploit and protect radionavigation systems such as GPS.


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  • UT’s supercomputing research arm is part of a coalition of universities behind ADCIRC, a computer program that predicts and simulates storm surges. Now the coalition is receiving a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to update the computer code, with the goal of providing more timely predictions for the emergency responders who need to make decisions on evacuations and other response efforts. (Austin-American Statesman, October 19, 2014)

  • A new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences to further develop a high-tech, super-computer powered storm surge simulator that could help emergency officials better plan hurricane responses. (Austin Business Journal, October 20, 2014)

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