Todd Humphreys Receives International Media Attention for GPS Spoofing Experiment

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Professor Todd Humphreys and his students have received international media attention, and Humphreys has even been asked to testify this month in front of Congress about GPS spoofing and the implications it may have on drones and UAVs.

FOX News: Video: Are unmanned drones safe in US airspace?

CBS News: Drone "hijackings" in U.S. raise security concerns.

ABC News: Drone Aircraft Hijacked by Students in Test; Could Iran Do It?

BBC: Researchers use spoofing to 'hack' into a flying drone.

Scientific American: Researchers Hack Drones. A Science Project Anyone?

RT Network: Texas college hacks drone in front of DHS.

Wired: Drone Hijacking? That's Just the Start of GPS Troubles.

Mashable: Researchers Prove Drones Can Be Hacked.

NPR: Hacking Drones and The Dangers it Presents.

BusinessWeek: Attack of the Zombie Drones.

Huffington Post: Drone Hacked By University of Texas At Austin Research Group.

IT World: Hacked drones could become missiles over U.S., researchers warn.

Austin American-Statesman: UT researchers demonstrate vulnerability of civilian drones to hacking.

Dallas Morning News: U.T. researchers show feds: Drones can be commandeered by hacking.

KUT: UT Lab Proves Drones Can Be Hacked.




Student Highlight

Media Coverage

  • 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)

  • Glenn Lightsey talks about miniature satellites for Deep Space Industries's test missions occurring in 2015 (PRX, August, 25, 2014)